Amendment ID: S2817-25

Amendment 25

Workplace Benefits and Services Poster

Mr. Crighton moves that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following section:-

SECTION XX. Said chapter 115 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 2D the following section:-Section 2E. (a) The secretary, in consultation with the secretary of labor and workforce development, shall create and distribute a veterans’ benefits and services notice. (b) The veterans’ benefits and services notice shall include information regarding the services and resources available to veterans, including, but not limited to: (i) contact and website information for the executive office of veterans’ services and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; (ii) substance abuse and mental health treatment resources; (iii) educational, workforce and training resources; (iv) tax benefits resources; (v) information about obtaining a veteran indicator on a state driver’s license or identification card; (vi) information about eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits under state and federal law; (vii) legal services resources; and (viii) contact information for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Crisis Line. (c) Every employer in the commonwealth with more than 50 full-time employees shall post the notice created pursuant to subsection (a) in a conspicuous location in the workplace accessible to employees and shall distribute the notice to each employee at the start of employment and on an annual basis.