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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 782         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 858

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James B. Eldridge

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act establishing uniform wage compliance and record keeping.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Benjamin B. Downing

Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden

Marc R. Pacheco

First Plymouth and Bristol

Jason Lewis

 

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

Kenneth J. Donnelly

Fourth Middlesex

Katherine M. Clark

Fifth Middlesex

William N. Brownsberger

Second Suffolk and Middlesex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Michael F. Rush

Norfolk and Suffolk

Michael Barrett

Third Middlesex

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Gale D. Candaras

First Hampden and Hampshire

Karen E. Spilka

Second Middlesex and Norfolk

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex

Brian A. Joyce

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth

Sonia Chang-Diaz

Second Suffolk

Cynthia S. Creem

First Middlesex and Norfolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 782        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 858

By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 858) of James B. Eldridge, Benjamin B. Downing, Marc R. Pacheco, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish uniform wage compliance and recordkeeping.  Labor and Workforce Development. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 924 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act establishing uniform wage compliance and record keeping.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.  Section 150 of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “benefits,” in line 27, the following words:-

              ; provided, however, that the 3-year limitation period shall be tolled from the date that the employee or a similarly situated employee files a complaint with the attorney general alleging a violation of any of these sections until the date that the attorney general issues a letter authorizing a private right of action or the date that an enforcement action by the attorney general becomes final.

              SECTION 2.  Section 15 of chapter 151 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 6, the word “two” and by inserting after the word “least,” in line 6, the following word:-

              three.

              SECTION 3.  Section 20A of chapter 151 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 2, the word “two,” and by inserting after the word “than,” in line 2, the following word:-

              three. 

              SECTION 4.  Said section 20A of said chapter 151, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “action,” in line 3, the following words:-

              ; provided, however, that the limitation period shall be tolled from the date that the employee or a similarly situated employee files a complaint with the attorney general alleging a violation of this chapter until the date that the attorney general issues a letter authorizing a private right of action or the date that an enforcement action by the attorney general becomes final.

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