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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 794         FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1708

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and Denise Provost

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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 recordkeeping.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Carlo Basile

1st Suffolk

Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol

Linda Campbell

15th Essex

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Edward F. Coppinger

10th Suffolk

Mark J. Cusack

5th Norfolk

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Robert M. Koczera

11th Bristol

Jason Lewis

 

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Brian R. Mannal

2nd Barnstable

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex

David B. Sullivan

6th Bristol

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Steven M. Walsh

11th Essex

Daniel A. Wolf

Cape and Islands

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 794        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1708

By Representatives Coakley-Rivera of Springfield and Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1708) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others for legislation to further regulate the method of calculating the period of time for employees in filing certain complaints with the Attorney General under the labor relations laws of the Commonwealth.  Labor and Workforce Development. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2875 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 recordkeeping.
 

              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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