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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1649         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1737

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

John D. Keenan

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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 relative to the penalty for failure to timely report injuries under the workers' compensation act.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

John D. Keenan

7th Essex

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Dennis A. Rosa

4th Worcester

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

Harold P. Naughton, Jr.

12th Worcester

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex

Carlos Henriquez

5th Suffolk

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

John J. Mahoney

13th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1649        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1737

By Mr. Keenan of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1737) of John D. Keenan and others relative to the penalty for failure to timely report injuries under the workers' compensation law.  Labor and Workforce Development. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1405 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the penalty for failure to timely report injuries under the workers' compensation act.
 

              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 6 of Chapter 152 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the last paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following:-

              Any employer who fails to furnish timely notice of injury as prescribed in this section shall be punished by a fine of two hundred and fifty dollars when said notice is filed at least one but not more than thirty calendar days late.  Any employer who fails to furnish timely notice of injury as prescribed in this section shall be punished by a fine of five hundred dollars when said notice is filed at least thirty-one but not more than ninety calendar days late.  Any employer who fails to furnish timely notice of injury as prescribed in this section shall be punished by a fine of twenty-five hundred dollars when said notice is filed more than ninety calendar days late.  Each failure to pay a fine within thirty calendar days of receipt of a bill from the department shall be punished by an additional fine of two hundred and fifty dollars.  The Commissioner shall establish procedures for the review and adjudication of grievances by employers with respect to the assessment of a fine imposed under this section.

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