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Joint Committee onLabor and Workforce Development

Committee Contact Info

Senate Information
Room 511B
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1570
House Information
Room 39
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2014
It shall be the duty of the committee on Labor and Workforce Development to consider all matters concerning discrimination with respect to employment, the labor laws, workers’ compensation and such other matters as may be referred.
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.1771  An Act to provide incentives for productive workers compensation audits  Joseph F. Wagner   Favorable 
H.1758  An Act making discrimination on the basis of height and weight unlawful  Byron Rushing   Favorable 
S.859  An Act clarifying the meal break law to allow for private enforcement  James B. Eldridge   Favorable 
S.848  An Act elative to defense against abusive waivers act  Katherine M. Clark   Favorable 
S.853  An Act to establish employment leave and safety remedies to victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault  Cynthia S. Creem   Favorable 
S.865  An Act relative to parental leave  Patricia D. Jehlen   Favorable 
S.1898  An Act preventing discrimination based on veteran's status  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development   Redraft 
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.1770  An Act regarding unemployment payments by cities and towns  Cleon H. Turner    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/28/2013 11:00:00 AM  
H.1765  An Act to provide unemployment benefits to laid off employees of educational institutions  Ellen Story    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/28/2013 11:00:00 AM  
H.1769  An Act relative to municipal seasonal workers  Cleon H. Turner    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/28/2013 11:00:00 AM  
H.1751  An Act concerning fair retainage payments in private construction  Kevin J. Murphy    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 7/16/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.1778  An Act relative to independent contractors  Martha M. Walz    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 7/16/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.1707  An Act relative to social network privacy and employment  Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/10/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.1739  An Act establishing earned paid sick time   Kay Khan 
Jason Lewis  
1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/24/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.1695  An Act relative to the definition of an employee  Jennifer E. Benson    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 7/16/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.1756  An Act relative to unemployment insurance  Denise Provost    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/28/2013 11:00:00 AM  
S.883  An Act relative to fair retainage payments in private construction  Michael J. Rodrigues    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 7/16/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.1772  An Act modernizing and protecting the unemployment insurance system  Martin J. Walsh    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/28/2013 11:00:00 AM  
H.1773  An Act clarifying patient safety protections  Martin J. Walsh    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/25/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.886  An Act relative to independent contractors  Michael J. Rodrigues    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 7/16/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.1718  An Act relative to the fair distribution of gratuities  Linda Dorcena Forry    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/25/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.1747  An Act relative to job creation through employee ownership  Paul W. Mark    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/12/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.1740  An Act providing unpaid family and medical leave  Robert M. Koczera    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/25/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.1744  An Act regulating the use of credit reports by employers  Elizabeth A. Malia    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/10/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.1701  An Act to improve the Commonwealth's economy with a strong minimum wage  Antonio F. D. Cabral    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/11/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.878  An Act to improve the Commonwealth's economy with a strong minimum wage  Marc R. Pacheco    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/11/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.879  An Act establishing a Commonwealth citizen service initiative  Marc R. Pacheco    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 12/18/2013 12:30:00 PM  
H.1775  An Act to provide occupational safeguards for employees resulting from the introduction and utilization of video display terminals  Martin J. Walsh    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/25/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.900  An Act establishing earned paid sick time   Daniel A. Wolf    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/24/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.901  An Act modernizing and protecting the unemployment insurance system  Daniel A. Wolf    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/28/2013 11:00:00 AM  
H.1732  An Act relative to unemployment insurance reform  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/28/2013 11:00:00 AM  
H.1729  An Act relative to the prohibition of noncompetition agreements  Sheila C. Harrington    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/10/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.846  An Act relative to employee non-competition agreements  William N. Brownsberger    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/10/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.1749  An Act to further protect an employee's right to tips  Aaron Michlewitz    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/25/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.1711  An Act regarding independent contractors  Marjorie C. Decker    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 7/16/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.1715  An Act relative to non-competition agreements  Lori A. Ehrlich 
William N. Brownsberger  
1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/10/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.1736  An Act relative to the definition of an employee  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 7/16/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.1757  An Act promoting the Commonwealth's economic recovery with a strong minimum wage   Denise Provost    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/11/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.1734  An Act relative to unemployment insurance  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/28/2013 11:00:00 AM  
S.870  An Act relative to franchises in Massachusetts  Michael R. Knapik    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 7/16/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.864  An Act restoring fairness in the unemployment insurance law for workers in temporary jobs.  Patricia D. Jehlen    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/28/2013 11:00:00 AM  
H.1738  An Act relative to the creative economy  John D. Keenan    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 7/16/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.862  An Act to further protect an employee's right to tips  John Hart, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/25/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.875  An Act relative to the creative economy   Michael O. Moore    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 7/16/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.852  An Act relative to social media privacy protection  Cynthia S. Creem    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/10/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.895  An Act improving unemployment insurance  Bruce E. Tarr    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/28/2013 11:00:00 AM  
H.3296  An Act to reconcile and update employment insurance for agricultural workers  Kate Hogan    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/28/2013 11:00:00 AM  
H.3313  An Act allowing voluntary registration of independent contractors  Shaunna O'Connell    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 7/16/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.150  An Act recognizing the independence of franchise operators  Bruce E. Tarr    11/22/2013  Scheduled For 12/18/2013 12:30:00 PM  
H.3845  An Act relative to earned sick time  NONE    1/15/2014   
H.3846  An Act raising the minimum wage  NONE    1/14/2014   
H.3993  An Act to amend the labor law and the civil service law, in relation to protection of employees and former employees against retaliatory action by employers  Paul W. Mark    3/28/2014   

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