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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development

Date Time Topic Location Status Bills
3/26/2019 1:00 PM Bills on matters relating to Unemployment Insurance A-1 Completed
4/9/2019 1:00 PM Employment Rights and Benefits A-2 Completed
4/30/2019 1:00 PM Bills relating to Workforce Development, Job Training, and Union Benefits A-2 Completed
5/14/2019 1:00 PM Wage Theft B-1 Completed
6/4/2019 1:00 PM Independent Contractors B-1 Completed
6/18/2019 1:00 PM Wages, Tips, and Overtime B-1 Completed
6/25/2019 1:00 PM Workplace Discrimination and Safety B-1 Completed
6/25/2019 1:00 PM Workplace Discrimination and Safety B-2 Rescheduled
7/9/2019 1:00 PM Worker’s Compensation and Miscellaneous B-1 Completed
1/27/2020 1:00 PM Hearing on late file legislation B-1 Completed
5/1/2020 9:00 AM Hearing on H.4625 "Please send your testimony either as an attached PDF or in the body of an email to Robert Cohen at Robert.Cohen@MaHouse.gov and Matt Hartman at matthew.hartman@masenate.gov no later than 5:00pm on Friday, May 1st, 2020." State House Completed
5/15/2020 1:00 PM Hearing on H4566 - We request comments submitted be limited to matters related to the bill listed. The committee will be accepting testimony either in written form submitted by email or in video/audio form submitted via a Google Form. To email written testimony, please send your testimony either as an attached PDF or in the body of an email to Robert Cohen at Robert.Cohen@MaHouse.gov and Matt Hartman at matthew.hartman@masenate.gov no later than 5:00pm on Friday, May 1st, 2020. Please make sure to include LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TESTIMONY in the subject line. We also request you provide the committee with your name, organization, and phone number. For individuals looking to send video or audio testimony, please fill out the following Google form (https://forms.gle/ucyRNyGss9BLTbo6A) and upload your testimony. The Google Form shall remain open until 5:00 PM on Friday May 15th. State House Completed
5/22/2020 10:00 AM Hearing on Au Pair related legislation For individuals looking to send video or audio testimony, please fill out the Google Form at (https://forms.gle/iiFrW9tKkkm6wTp29) and upload your testimony. The Google Form shall remain open until 5:00 PM on Friday May 22nd. To email written testimony, please send your testimony either as an attached PDF or in the body of an email to Robert Cohen at Robert.Cohen@MaHouse.gov and Matt Hartman at matthew.hartman@masenate.gov no later than 5:00pm on Friday, May 22nd, 2020. Virtual Hearing Completed
5/29/2020 10:00 AM Accepting online testimony for H4700 and S2701 We request comments submitted be limited to matters related to the bill listed. The committee will be accepting testimony either in written form submitted by email or in video/audio form submitted via a Google Form. For individuals looking to send video or audio testimony, please fill out the following form (https://forms.gle/nFjMjiKzBsZdjtJq7 and upload your testimony. The Google Form shall remain open until 5:00 PM on Friday May 29th. To email written testimony, please send your testimony either as an attached PDF or in the body of an email to Robert Cohen at Robert.Cohen@MaHouse.gov and Matt Hartman at matthew.hartman@masenate.gov no later than 5:00pm on Friday, May 29th, 2020. Please make sure to include LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TESTIMONY in the subject line. We also request you provide the committee with your name, organization, and phone number. Virtual Hearing Completed
6/5/2020 9:00 AM Accepting online testimony on Matters related to Unemployment and Worker protections during COVID We request comments submitted be limited to matters related to the bill listed. The committee will be accepting testimony either in written form submitted by email or in video/audio form submitted via a Google Form. For individuals looking to send video or audio testimony, please fill out the following form (https://forms.gle/uHyHXctnQtC3NdnH9) and upload your testimony. The Google Form shall remain open until 5:00 PM on Friday June 5th. To email written testimony, please send your testimony either as an attached PDF or in the body of an email to Robert Cohen at Robert.Cohen@MaHouse.gov and Mark Martinez at Mark.Martinez@MaSenate.gov no later than 5:00pm on Friday, June 5th, 2020. Please make sure to include LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TESTIMONY in the subject line. We also request you provide the committee with your name, organization, and phone number. Virtual Hearing Completed
6/12/2020 10:00 AM We request comments submitted be limited to matters related to the bills listed. The committee will be accepting testimony either in written or video/audio format submitted via email or through Google Form. For individuals looking to send video or audio testimony, please fill out the following Google Form (https://forms.gle/VuBwaR1LE4wDFMmr6) and upload your testimony. The Google Form shall remain open until 5:00 PM on Friday June 12th. (To submit via google form you have to be logged in to a google account, if you cannot submit via google form you can upload your testimony on another site such as youtube and email that testimony). To email written testimony, please send your testimony either as an attached PDF or in the body of an email to Robert Cohen at Robert.Cohen@MaHouse.gov and Mark Martinez at Mark.Martinez@masenate.gov no later than 5:00pm on Friday, June 12th, 2020. Please make sure to include LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TESTIMONY in the subject line. We also request you provide the committee with your name, organization, and phone number. Accepting Written Testimony Completed
8/7/2020 10:00 AM We request comments submitted be limited to matters related to the bills listed. The committee will be accepting testimony either in written or video/audio format submitted via email or through Google Form. For individuals looking to send video or audio testimony, please fill out the following Google Form (https://forms.gle/jAv7G7UPRPpRvkzR9) and upload your testimony. The Google Form shall remain open until 5:00 PM on Friday, August 7th. (To submit via google form you have to be logged in to a google account, if you cannot submit via google form you can upload your testimony on another site such as youtube and email that testimony). To email written testimony, please send your testimony either as an attached PDF or in the body of an email to Robert Cohen at Robert.Cohen@MaHouse.gov and Mark Martinez at Mark.Martinez@masenate.gov no later than 5:00pm on Friday, August 7, 2020. Please make sure to include LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TESTIMONY in the subject line. We also request you provide the committee with your name, organization, and phone number. Accepting Written Testimony Completed
10/21/2020 9:00 AM We request comments submitted be limited to matters related to the bills listed. The committee will be accepting testimony either in written or video/audio format submitted via email or through Google Form. For individuals looking to send video or audio testimony, please fill out the following Google Form (https://forms.gle/8YxPTcmEVk5H9VMu5) and upload your testimony. The Google Form shall remain open until 4:00 PM Wednesday, October 21st. (To submit via google form you have to be logged in to a google account, if you cannot submit via google form you can upload your testimony on another site such as youtube and email that testimony). To email written testimony, please send your testimony either as an attached PDF or in the body of an email to Robert Cohen at Robert.Cohen@MaHouse.gov and Mark Martinez at Mark.Martinez@masenate.gov no later than 4:00pm on Wednesday October 21st. Please make sure to include LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TESTIMONY in the subject line. We also request you provide the committee with your name, organization, and phone number. Accepting Written Testimony Rescheduled
10/21/2020 2:30 PM We request comments submitted be limited to matters related to the bills listed. The committee will be accepting testimony either in written or video/audio format submitted via email or through Google Form. For individuals looking to send video or audio testimony, please fill out the following Google Form (https://forms.gle/8YxPTcmEVk5H9VMu5) and upload your testimony. The Google Form shall remain open until 4:00 PM Wednesday, October 21st. (To submit via google form you have to be logged in to a google account, if you cannot submit via google form you can upload your testimony on another site such as youtube and email that testimony). To email written testimony, please send your testimony either as an attached PDF or in the body of an email to Robert Cohen at Robert.Cohen@MaHouse.gov and Mark Martinez at Mark.Martinez@masenate.gov no later than 4:00pm on Wednesday October 21st. Please make sure to include LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TESTIMONY in the subject line. We also request you provide the committee with your name, organization, and phone number. Accepting Written Testimony Completed
12/28/2020 9:00 AM We request comments submitted be limited to matters related to the bills listed. The committee will be accepting testimony either in written or video/audio format submitted via email or through Google Form. For individuals looking to send video or audio testimony, please fill out the following Google Form (https://forms.gle/adx3zGeFvFsyoxrD8) and upload your testimony. The Google Form shall remain open until 4:00 PM Monday, December 28th. (To submit via google form you have to be logged in to a google account, if you cannot submit via google form you can upload your testimony on another site such as youtube and email that testimony). To email written testimony, please send your testimony either as an attached PDF or in the body of an email to Robert Cohen at Robert.Cohen@MaHouse.gov and Mark Martinez at Mark.Martinez@masenate.gov no later than 4:00pm on Monday, December 28th . Please make sure to include LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TESTIMONY in the subject line. We also request you provide the committee with your name, organization, and phone number. Accepting Written Testimony Completed