AN ACT RELATIVE TO BENEFITS OF EMPLOYEES OF MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING CONTRACTORS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 27H of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1996
Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the fourth and fifth
sentences and inserting in place thereof the following two sentences:- Said
rates of wages shall include payments to health and welfare plans and pension
plans, or, if no such plan is in effect between employers and employees, the
amount of such payments shall be paid directly to said employees. Whoever pays
less than said rates of wages, including payments to health and welfare funds
and pension funds, or the equivalent in wages, on said works, and whoever
accepts for his own use, or for the use of any other person as a rebate,
gratuity or in any other guise, any part or portion of said wages, health and
welfare funds or pension funds, shall be punished by a fine of not less than
$100 nor more than $500.