Joint Committee onLabor and Workforce Development

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Room 405
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1570
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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.
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S.993  An Act relative to employee benefits reporting  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015   
H.1694  An Act relative to strengthening the civil penalties of stop work orders under the workers' compensation statute  Tackey Chan    3/11/2015   
S.994  An Act relative to workers' compensation coverage for officers of non-profit associations  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015   
S.1000  An Act to provide further transparency in public construction  Michael J. Rodrigues    4/15/2015   
S.1001  An Act relative to the pooling of tips  Michael J. Rodrigues    4/15/2015   
S.992  An Act relative to the creative economy  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015   
H.1765  An Act relative to strengthening the civil penalties of stop work orders under the workers' compensation statute  Tom Sannicandro    3/11/2015   
H.1766  An Act further regulating workers' compensation  Tom Sannicandro    3/11/2015   
H.1685  An Act relative to self-insurers workers’ compensation obligations  Garrett J. Bradley    3/11/2015   
H.1689  An Act relative to needle stick injuries suffered by first responders  Thomas J. Calter    3/11/2015   
H.1686  An Act relative to workers compensation law governing certain applicable wages and fees  Garrett J. Bradley    3/11/2015   
S.1006  An Act to promote consistency and transparency in construction contracting  Karen E. Spilka    4/15/2015   
H.1767  An Act relative to state employment postings  John W. Scibak    3/11/2015   
H.1709  An Act relative to child labor law  Colleen M. Garry    3/11/2015   
H.1744  An Act regarding a grace period for new employers  Paul McMurtry    3/11/2015   
H.1745  An Act to overhaul the QUEST system  Paul McMurtry    3/11/2015   
H.1705  An Act relative to workers compensation coverage for officers of non-profit associations  Michael J. Finn    3/11/2015   
H.1755  An Act to clarify the definition of independent contractor  Shaunna L. O'Connell    3/11/2015   
H.1754  An Act Removing the Barrier to Self-Employment for Contractors of Services  Shaunna L. O'Connell    3/11/2015   
H.1692  An Act relative to binding arbitration  Tackey Chan    3/11/2015   
S.984  An Act preventing discrimination based on veteran's status  Brian A. Joyce    4/15/2015   
H.1693  An Act to protect wages of employees who receive wages through an electronic wage card  Tackey Chan    3/11/2015   
S.985  An Act relative to private construction contracts  Brian A. Joyce    4/15/2015   
S.986  An Act relative to health and safety on public construction projects  Brian A. Joyce    4/15/2015   
S.996  An Act to improve the Commonwealth's economy with a strong minimum wage  Marc R. Pacheco    4/15/2015   
S.977  An Act providing for the protection of emergency responders from dismissal  Anne M. Gobi    4/15/2015   
H.1764  An Act making discrimination on the basis of height and weight unlawful  Byron Rushing    3/11/2015   
S.955  An Act relative to the payment of wages  William N. Brownsberger    4/15/2015   
H.1710  An Act relative to clarifying the reporting of record keeping requirements  Colleen M. Garry    3/11/2015   
S.1005  An Act regarding protections extended to lay teachers in parochial schools  Michael F. Rush    4/15/2015   
S.978  An Act regarding youth sports referees  Robert L. Hedlund    4/15/2015   
H.1760  An Act relative to unemployment insurance  Denise Provost    3/11/2015   
S.990  An Act relative to the penalty for failure to provide workers' compensation insurance  Thomas M. McGee    4/15/2015   
S.991  An Act relative to fair hiring practices  Mark C. Montigny    4/15/2015   
H.1712  An Act to limit indemnity and insurance responsibility for general contractors and subcontractors in construction work  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.    3/11/2015   
S.1017  An Act expediting appeals of wage violations  James E. Timilty    4/15/2015   
S.1002  An Act to enhance employment opportunities  Michael J. Rodrigues    4/15/2015   
S.1018  An Act to combat tax and insurance fraud  James E. Timilty    4/15/2015   
S.964  An Act relative to the payment of wages  Viriato M. deMacedo    4/15/2015   
S.961  An Act relative to municipal unemployment insurance reform  Cynthia S. Creem    4/15/2015   
H.1699  An Act relative to workers' compensation  Stephen L. DiNatale    3/11/2015   
S.1022  An Act authorizing municipal increases in minimum wages  Daniel A. Wolf    4/15/2015   
S.995  An Act to clarify employer sanctions for improper expenditure of withholdings or deductions from wages  Marc R. Pacheco    4/15/2015   
S.997  An Act establishing a Commonwealth citizen service initiative  Marc R. Pacheco    4/15/2015   
S.998  An Act relative to consumers and workers  Marc R. Pacheco    4/15/2015   
H.1734  An Act relative to increasing penalties to employers who employ illegal immigrants  Marc T. Lombardo    3/11/2015   
S.999  An Act to further define standards of employee safety  Marc R. Pacheco    4/15/2015   
H.1762  An Act creating a living wage for employees and contracted employees of the Commonwealth  David M. Rogers    3/11/2015   
S.974  An Act relative to wage enforcement statutes of limitations  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015   
H.1706  An Act relative to the joint labor management committee  Sean Garballey    3/11/2015   
H.1769  An Act establishing the Massachusetts pregnant workers fairness act  Ellen Story 
Joan B. Lovely  
3/11/2015   
H.1719  An Act relative to the prohibition of noncompetition agreements  Sheila C. Harrington    3/11/2015   
H.1761  An Act relative to the prohibition of noncompetition agreements  Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.    3/11/2015   
S.959  An Act relative to economic stability for displaced service workers  Sonia Chang-Diaz    4/15/2015   
H.1736  An Act regulating the use of credit reports by employers  Elizabeth A. Malia    3/11/2015   
H.1747  An Act to clarify the tips law  Aaron Michlewitz    3/11/2015   
H.1770  An Act to provide unemployment benefits to laid off employees of educational institutions  Ellen Story    3/11/2015   
H.1728  An Act prohibiting the bullying of public school employees  Peter V. Kocot    3/11/2015   
H.1771  An Act addressing workplace bullying, mobbing, and harassment, without regard to protected class status  Ellen Story 
Jennifer L. Flanagan  
3/11/2015   
S.956  An Act establishing the refusal to provide certain records as an unfair labor practice  William N. Brownsberger    4/15/2015   
H.1776  An Act relative to the creative economy  Chris Walsh    3/11/2015   
H.1757  An Act relative to non discrimination training in the workplace  Keiko M. Orrall    3/11/2015   
H.1703  An Act relative to apprenticeship programs  Ann-Margaret Ferrante    3/11/2015   
H.1713  An Act promoting community on-the-job training for youths  Carlos Gonzalez    3/11/2015   
H.1695  An Act relative to participants in entertainment exhibitions  Tackey Chan    3/11/2015   
H.1684  An Act increasing injured workers’ access to medical care and workers’ compensation benefits  Garrett J. Bradley    3/11/2015   
S.988  An Act relative to electrical panels and workplace safety  John F. Keenan    4/15/2015   
H.1720  An Act relative to the notification of large job layoffs  Daniel J. Hunt    3/11/2015   
H.1777  An Act regarding unemployment payments by cities and towns  Timothy R. Whelan    3/11/2015   
S.962  An Act relative to social media privacy protection  Cynthia S. Creem    4/15/2015   
H.1700  An Act Relative to Transparency in Employee Benefits Reporting  Carolyn C. Dykema    3/11/2015   
H.1687  An Act requiring health care employees to develop and implement programs to prevent workplace violence  Michael D. Brady    3/11/2015   
S.1021  An Act relative to workers compensation insurance  James T. Welch    4/15/2015   
H.1698  An Act to promote employment  Marjorie C. Decker    3/11/2015   
S.1009  An Act to promote employer sponsorship of health care  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
H.1682  An Act relative to discrimination in the workplace  Jennifer E. Benson    3/11/2015   
S.982  An Act relative to the tipped minimum wage  Patricia D. Jehlen    4/15/2015   
H.1738  An Act to examine Massachusetts unemployment insurance rate-setting system  Brian R. Mannal    3/11/2015   
H.1778  An Act relative to the exemption of state income tax for low wage workers  Susannah M. Whipps Lee    3/11/2015   
S.958  An Act relative to defense against abusive waivers  Harriette L. Chandler    4/15/2015   
S.954  An Act providing fair chances for employment  Michael J. Barrett    4/15/2015   
S.957  An Act relative to the judicial enforcement of noncompetition agreements  William N. Brownsberger    4/15/2015   
H.1731  An Act encouraging teen employment  Kevin J. Kuros    3/11/2015   
H.1688  An Act relative to black Friday retail hours  Michael D. Brady    3/11/2015   
H.1681  An Act relative to the definition of an employee  Jennifer E. Benson    3/11/2015   
S.979  An Act relative to seasonal employment  Donald F. Humason, Jr.    4/15/2015   
H.1702  An Act relative to the tipped minimum wage  Tricia Farley-Bouvier    3/11/2015   
S.1023  An Act promoting job training in the Commonwealth  Daniel A. Wolf    4/15/2015   
H.1690  An Act regarding youth sports referees  James M. Cantwell    3/11/2015   
S.987  An Act ensuring an adequate living wage  Brian A. Joyce    4/15/2015   
H.1746  An Act relative to workers' compensation prospective loss cost  Paul McMurtry    3/11/2015   
H.1748  An Act to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability  Aaron Michlewitz 
Kate Hogan  
3/11/2015   
S.1019  An Act relative for military leave for training purposes  James E. Timilty    4/15/2015   
H.1751  An Act establishing a minimum training wage  Mathew Muratore    3/11/2015   
H.1752  An Act relative to Sunday wages  Mathew Muratore    3/11/2015   
S.980  An Act clarifying earned paid sick time  Donald F. Humason, Jr.    4/15/2015   
H.1768  An Act promoting public labor contracts for local residents  Theodore C. Speliotis    3/11/2015   
H.1707  An Act providing benefits for permanent functional loss and disfigurement under the Worker's Compensation Act  Sean Garballey    3/11/2015   
H.1758  An Act relative to the commission on unemployment benefits eligibility  Keiko M. Orrall    3/11/2015   
S.966  An Act to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability  Sal N. DiDomenico    4/15/2015   
H.1759  An Act Relative to Out-of-State Travel and Unemployment Insurance Benefits  Keiko M. Orrall    3/11/2015   
S.971  An Act relative to credits to the workforce competitiveness trust fund  Kenneth J. Donnelly    4/15/2015   
H.1691  An Act relative to the workers’ compensation exclusion for business owners  James M. Cantwell    3/11/2015   
H.1729  An Act requiring registration at one stop career centers  Robert M. Koczera    3/11/2015   
S.963  An Act regarding treble damages  Viriato M. deMacedo    4/15/2015   
S.989  An Act relative to nondiscrimination regional advisory boards  Barbara L'Italien    4/15/2015   
H.1704  An Act relative to the pooling of tips  Ann-Margaret Ferrante    3/11/2015   
H.1722  An Act Relative to Willingness to Work Requirements for Unemployment Benefits  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.1723  An Act relative to a study of the economic impact of the increased minimum wage  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.1724  An Act Relative to Business Owners Unemployment Insurance Benefits  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/11/2015   
S.965  An Act relative to unemployment insurance  Viriato M. deMacedo    4/15/2015   
S.981  An Act to protect temporary workers’ unemployment benefits  Patricia D. Jehlen    4/15/2015   
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   
H.1743  An Act promoting community service by the long-term unemployed through a civilian conservation corps  Joseph D. McKenna    3/11/2015   
S.1024  An Act to establish a living wage for employees of big box retail stores and fast food chains  Daniel A. Wolf    4/15/2015   
H.1708  An Act establishing just schedules for employees  Sean Garballey    3/11/2015   
S.969  An Act improving vocational training opportunities for unemployed workers  Kenneth J. Donnelly    4/15/2015   
H.1756  An Act to further define standards of employee safety  James J. O'Day 
Marc R. Pacheco  
3/11/2015   
S.972  An Act relative to permissible topics of collective bargaining  Kenneth J. Donnelly    4/15/2015   
H.3262  An Act relative to the payment of terminated employees  Shawn Dooley    3/27/2015   
H.1701  An Act relative to the judicial enforcement of noncompetition agreements  Lori A. Ehrlich    3/11/2015   
S.983  An Act to establish pay equity  Patricia D. Jehlen    4/15/2015   
S.970  An Act requiring recordkeeping at public construction worksites in order to protect first responders  Kenneth J. Donnelly    4/15/2015   
S.1020  An Act relative to equity in the workplace  James E. Timilty    4/15/2015   
H.1714  An Act improving vocational training opportunities for unemployed workers  Kenneth I. Gordon    3/11/2015   
H.1715  An Act to protect temporary workers’ unemployment benefits  Kenneth I. Gordon    3/11/2015   
H.1716  An Act relative to defense against abusive waivers act  Kenneth I. Gordon    3/11/2015   
H.1717  An Act promoting job training in the commonwealth  Kenneth I. Gordon    3/11/2015   
H.1753  An Act relative to prevailing wages  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.    3/11/2015   
S.960  An Act ensuring uniformity in education discrimination complaint procedures  Sonia Chang-Diaz    4/15/2015   
H.1739  An Act relative to establishing an appeals process for private sector human service workers  Paul W. Mark    3/11/2015   
H.1742  An Act regulating Chapter 136  Paul W. Mark    3/11/2015   
H.1740  An Act relative to job creation through employee ownership  Paul W. Mark    3/11/2015   
H.1741  An Act to Create a Workers’ Compensation Classification for Reinforcing Steel  Paul W. Mark    3/11/2015   
H.1779  An Act to Clarify the Personnel Records Statute  Jonathan D. Zlotnik    3/11/2015   
H.1780  An Act Clarifying the Payment of Wages  Jonathan D. Zlotnik    3/11/2015   
H.1781  An Act Relative to Non Discrimination Training in the Workplace  Jonathan D. Zlotnik    3/11/2015   
H.1782  An Act relative to employee references  Jonathan D. Zlotnik    3/11/2015   
H.1783  An Act Relative to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination  Jonathan D. Zlotnik    3/11/2015   
H.1763  An Act amending the independent contractor statute  Jeffrey N. Roy    3/11/2015   
H.1683  An Act Relative to Seasonal Employment  Nicholas A. Boldyga    3/11/2015   
H.1735  An Act to increase the minimum wage for private sector human service workers  John J. Mahoney    3/11/2015   
H.1725  An Act relative to independent contractors  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.3263  An Act relative to unemployment insurance notices  Carolyn C. Dykema    3/27/2015   
S.1010  An Act recognizing the independence of franchise operators  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
H.1696  An Act relative to compliance with the prevailing wage laws of the Commonwealth  Tackey Chan    3/11/2015   
H.1733  An Act to establish pay equity  Jay D. Livingstone 
Ellen Story  
3/11/2015   
H.1749  An Act providing for increased transparency in the prevailing wage  Leonard Mirra 
Bruce E. Tarr  
3/11/2015   
H.1773  An Act to establish a living wage for employees of big box retail stores and fast food chains  Steven Ultrino    3/11/2015   
H.1750  An Act relative to setting the prevailing wage rate  Leonard Mirra 
Bruce E. Tarr  
3/11/2015   
H.1726  An Act relative to fairness in workers' compensation benefits  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.1727  An Act relative to the definition of an independent contractor  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.1732  An Act Providing a Safe Harbor for Contractors of Services  Kevin J. Kuros    3/11/2015   
S.967  An Act relative to enhanced enforcement of civil penalties  Sal N. DiDomenico    4/15/2015   
S.1011  An Act to ensure fairness in the disability adjudication process  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.975  An Act clarifying the meal break law to allow for private enforcement  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
H.1774  An Act providing incentives for productive workers compensation audits  Joseph F. Wagner    3/11/2015   
H.1772  An Act relative to consumers and workers  Walter F. Timilty    3/11/2015   
S.1012  An Act relative to terms of employment  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
H.3261  An Act to protect wages of employees who receive wages through an electronic wage card  Tackey Chan    3/27/2015   
S.968  An Act relative to fairness in worker’s compensation disfigurement benefits  Sal N. DiDomenico    4/15/2015   
H.1737  An Act ensuring an adequate living wage  Elizabeth A. Malia 
Sean Garballey  
3/11/2015   
S.1004  An Act to clarify the earned sick time ballot question  Michael J. Rodrigues    4/15/2015   
S.976  An Act increasing injured workers’ access to medical care and workers’ compensation benefits  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
H.1730  An Act relative to employer retirement contribution tranches  Robert M. Koczera    3/11/2015   
H.1711  An Act relative to the definition of 'part-time'  Colleen M. Garry    3/11/2015   
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   
H.1718  An Act establishing a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program  Kenneth I. Gordon    3/11/2015   
S.973  An Act establishing fair scheduling for employees in the Commonwealth  Kenneth J. Donnelly    4/15/2015   
H.1697  An Act relative to contractor accountability  Mark J. Cusack    3/11/2015   
S.1013  An Act providing a safe harbor for contractors of services  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.1008  An Act establishing a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program  Karen E. Spilka    4/15/2015   
H.1721  An Act extending protections to employees of the Commonwealth  Daniel J. Hunt    3/11/2015   
S.1014  An Act improving unemployment insurance  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.1015  An Act relative to a worker documentation certification program  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.1016  An Act relative to unemployment insurance reform  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.1007  Resolutions to encourage equitable and diverse gender representation on the boards of companies in the Commonwealth  Karen E. Spilka    4/15/2015