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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1205         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 924

 

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 and extending the statute of limitations on civil and criminal actions alleging a violation of the fair wage and hours law.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James B. Eldridge

 

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex, Suffolk, and Essex

Michael F. Rush

Suffolk and Norfolk

Kenneth J. Donnelly

 

Marc R. Pacheco

 

Patricia D. Jehlen

 

Katherine M. Clark

Middlesex and Essex

Susan C. Fargo

 

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Brian A. Joyce

Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth

John F. Keenan

 

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex and Middlesex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1205        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 924

By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 924) of James B. Eldridge, Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael F. Rush, Kenneth J. Donnelly 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. 678 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act establishing uniform wage compliance and record keeping and extending the statute of limitations on civil and criminal actions alleging a violation of the fair wage and hours law.
 

              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 2008 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 2008 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 2008 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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