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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 991        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1702


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Thomas J. Calter


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 further defining comparable work.






Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 991        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1702

By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1702) of Thomas J. Calter and others for legislation to further define comparable worth in the workplace.  Labor and Workforce Development. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 1415 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act further defining comparable work.


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

              Section 105A of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence the following sentence:— 

              In any action brought under this section, the comparability of two positions shall be solely based on whether the two positions entail comparable skill, effort, responsibility and working conditions between employees of the opposite sex.

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