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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2175         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1711

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Marjorie C. Decker

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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 regarding independent contractors.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Carlos Henriquez

5th Suffolk

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2175        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1711

By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1711) of Marjorie C. Decker and others for legislation to exempt certain independent contractors from certain labor laws.  Labor and Workforce Development. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act regarding independent contractors.
 

              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. Insert after Chapter 149, Section 147H, a new Section 147I:

              (a) Any individual who has an independently established as (1) a freelance writer, editor, proofreader or indexer in the publishing industry who works out of his or her own residence, or (2) an artist, whose work constitutes intellectual property to which copyright laws apply and who works out of his or her own residence or studio shall be exempt from the requirements of M.G.L. c. 149, § 148B(2) for purposes of M.G.L. c. 149 and M.G.L. c. 151. This exception applies only to the individual freelancer or artist and not to anyone working with or for that person.

              (b) The exception from the requirements of M.G.L. c. 149, § 148B for purposes of M.G.L. c. 149 and M.G.L. c. 151 provided in paragraph a of this section shall not apply to an individual who has been coerced, threatened or intimidated into establishing an independent business for an employer for purposes of evading M.G.L. c. 149 or M.G.L. c. 151.

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