Joint Committee onLabor and Workforce Development

Committee Contact Info

Senate Information
Room 405
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1570
House Information
Room 43
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2030
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.1687  An Act requiring health care employees to develop and implement programs to prevent workplace violence  Michael D. Brady   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.976  An Act increasing injured workers’ access to medical care and workers’ compensation benefits  James B. Eldridge   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.1689  An Act relative to needle stick injuries suffered by first responders  Thomas J. Calter   Favorable 
H.1686  An Act relative to workers compensation law governing certain applicable wages and fees  Garrett J. Bradley   Favorable 
H.1721  An Act extending protections to employees of the Commonwealth  Daniel J. Hunt   Favorable 
H.1728  An Act prohibiting the bullying of public school employees  Peter V. Kocot   Favorable 
H.1739  An Act relative to establishing an appeals process for private sector human service workers  Paul W. Mark   Favorable 
H.3457  An Act to clarify reimbursement of workers compensation insurers to prevent double recovery by injured workers in third party cases  Claire D. Cronin   Favorable 
H.3608  An Act amending the independent contractor statute  Jeffrey N. Roy   Favorable 
S.2172  An Act to protect locked out employees  Mark C. Montigny   Favorable 
H.4270  An Act relative to prevailing wages  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development   Redraft 
H.4269  An Act relative to apprenticeship programs  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development   Redraft 
H.4271  An Act expanding educational opportunities for vocational students  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development   Redraft 
H.1705  An Act relative to workers compensation coverage for officers of non-profit associations  Michael J. Finn   Favorable 
S.954  An Act providing fair chances for employment  Michael J. Barrett   Favorable 
S.956  An Act establishing the refusal to provide certain records as an unfair labor practice  William N. Brownsberger   Favorable 
S.970  An Act requiring recordkeeping at public construction worksites in order to protect first responders  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable 
S.974  An Act relative to wage enforcement statutes of limitations  Benjamin B. Downing   Favorable 
S.981  An Act to protect temporary workers’ unemployment benefits  Patricia D. Jehlen   Favorable 
S.984  An Act preventing discrimination based on veteran's status  Brian A. Joyce   Favorable 
S.969  An Act improving vocational training opportunities for unemployed workers  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable 
S.986  An Act relative to health and safety on public construction projects  Brian A. Joyce   Favorable 
S.989  An Act relative to nondiscrimination regional advisory boards  Barbara L'Italien   Favorable 
S.992  An Act relative to the creative economy  Michael O. Moore   Favorable 
S.993  An Act relative to employee benefits reporting  Michael O. Moore   Favorable 
S.995  An Act to clarify employer sanctions for improper expenditure of withholdings or deductions from wages  Marc R. Pacheco   Favorable 
S.1017  An Act expediting appeals of wage violations  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1018  An Act to combat tax and insurance fraud  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.2125  An Act relative to fair wages  Sal N. DiDomenico   Favorable 
S.980  An Act clarifying earned paid sick time  Donald F. Humason, Jr.   Adverse 
S.1004  An Act to clarify the earned sick time ballot question  Michael J. Rodrigues   Adverse 
S.2271  An Act regulating the use of credit reports by employers  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development   Redraft 
S.2207  An Act to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development   Redraft 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
S.1003  An Act relative to the recognition and registration of Professional Employer Organization operating in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Michael J. Rodrigues    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 5/26/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1701  An Act relative to the judicial enforcement of noncompetition agreements  Lori A. Ehrlich    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/23/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.809  An Act to establish paid family leave  Antonio F. D. Cabral    11/23/2015  Scheduled For 2/9/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.1775  An Act relative to the recognition and registration of professional employer organizations operating in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Joseph F. Wagner    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/9/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1718  An Act establishing a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program  Kenneth I. Gordon    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/27/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1008  An Act establishing a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program  Karen E. Spilka    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/27/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.4071  An Act relative to worker’s compensation insurance  Tackey Chan    3/14/2016   
H.4070  An Act to protect locked out employees  Antonio F. D. Cabral 
Mark C. Montigny  
3/14/2016