Our Advocacy Approach
Effective governments build business climates that encourage employers in all industries to invest, expand, and create economic opportunities. Eliminate Massachusetts-only laws and regulations that create competitive disadvantage for Bay State employers and force them to move jobs elsewhere.
Associate Vice President, Government Affairs
Wage Theft ( extended to 4/4)
Creates vicarious liability for wage violations up and down the contract chain. Said differently, if your sub-contractor or sub-sub-contractor commits a wage violation- you are also liable for 3x damages.
Domestic Abuse Victims Accomodations
This bill would make victims of domestic abuse a protected class in the workplace. This would entitle them to various employer accommodations including flexible hours and temporary transfers.
Creates an employer liability for workplace bullying. A wide amount of behavior, regardless of if the victim is a member of a protected class or not, would result in liability.
Scheduling of Employees (extended to 4/4)
Employees must have a mandatory expected work schedule 14 or 21 days out. Any changes to the schedule, requires additional compensation from the employer.
No Fault Waivers ( extneded to 4/4)
Would waive all overpayment collections for unemployment insurance recipients who were over by the Department of Unemployment Assistance during the pandemic.
Defence Against Abusive Waivers
The bill would ban mandatory arbitration agreements in all employment contracts.
Advisory Board – Creates an Advisory Board of outside stakeholders within the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development to oversee the Paid Family and Medical Leave program.
Replacement Workers-If employers hire a replacement worker for someone on leave and they stay long enough to be eligible for unemployment insurance, it allows for them to be paid from the PFML Trust Fund not from Unemployment Insurance.