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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1382         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2875

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

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:

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

Joyce A. Spiliotis

12th Essex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

David B. Sullivan

6th Bristol

Carlo Basile

1st Suffolk

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

James B. Eldridge

 

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Byron Rushing

9th Suffolk

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

16th Middlesex

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Brian A. Joyce

Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Alice K. Wolf

25th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1382        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2875

By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2875) of Denise Provost 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. 


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 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 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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