Stop Wage Theft

An Act to prevent wage theft, promote employer accountability, and enhance public enforcement - HD967 - SD774

  • Protects workers from common wage theft violations such as failure to pay wages, failure to pay at least the minimum wage, and failure to abide by overtime laws

  • Protects workers from independent contractor misclassification, ensuring workers are able to receive the benefits they are entitled to

  • Protects workers against retaliation from their employer for reporting violations, and increases the power of the Attorney General's office to enforce wage theft laws

the decision makers

Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development

Who on committee has co-sponsored:

state senators:

Patricia Jehlenred x
Patricia Jehlen (D)
Somerville

chair

Walter Timiltygreen check
Walter Timilty (D)
Milton

chair

Sal DiDomenicogreen check
Sal DiDomenico (D)
Everett
Paul Feeneygreen check
Paul Feeney (D)
Foxborough
Jason Lewisgreen check
Jason Lewis (D)
Winchester
Patrick O'Connorred x
Patrick O'Connor (R)
Weymouth

state representatives:

Josh Cutlerred x
Josh Cutler (D)
Duxbury

chair

Tram Nguyengreen check
Tram Nguyen (D)
Andover

chair

Elizabeth Maliagreen check
Elizabeth Malia (D)
Boston
Steven Ultrinogreen check
Steven Ultrino (D)
Malden
James Hawkinsgreen check
James Hawkins (D)
Attleboro
David Robertsonred x
David Robertson (D)
Tewksbury
John Rogersgreen check
John Rogers (D)
Norwood
Jonathan Zlotnikred x
Jonathan Zlotnik (D)
Gardner
Gerard Cassidygreen check
Gerard Cassidy (D)
Brockton
Donald Wongred x
Donald Wong (R)
Saugus
Todd Smolagreen check
Todd Smola (R)
Warren

Who has co-sponsored:

History of the bill

2020

May 2019

Hearing held

Jan 2019

Sent to Labor committee

2019

Jul 2018

Bill dies without any action in House Ways & Means

Jun 2018

Passed by Senate unanimously, 38-0

Jun 2018

Favorable Report by Senate Ways & Means

Mar 2018

Favorably reported by Labor committee, sent to Senate Ways & Means

2018

Jan 2017

H.1033 (previous version) sent to Labor committee

2017

Jul 2016

DIes in House Ways & Means committeee after no action

Jul 2016

Passed the Senate 38-2

Jul 2016

Favorable report by Senate Ways & Means

Apr 2016

Favorable report by Labor committee, sent to Senate Ways & Means

2016

Sep 2015

Hearing in Labor committee

Jan 2015

Filed as H.1748

2015