Posts Tagged ‘Deval Patrick’

Jul
2014
24

Mass. to Expand Its Already Powerful and Effective Wage and Misclassification Task Force

Mass. to Expand Its Already Powerful and Effective Wage and Misclassification Task Force
  Six years after Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick created the Joint Task Force on the Underground Economy (JTF) via executive order, the highly successful program will become statute thanks to language in the state’s newly enacted minimum wage law.   Recent reports show that in 2013 alone the JTF recovered $15.6 million in back wages,...
May
2014
30

Expand and Modernize: MA’s New Early Voting Legislation Encourages Maximum Participation

Expand and Modernize: MA's New Early Voting Legislation Encourages Maximum Participation
  New legislation signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick will expand Massachusetts’ early voting and make it easier to register to vote.  The law will allow 16- and 17-year-olds to preregister in addition to allowing of-age voters to register online.  Massachusetts becomes the 33rd state to allow early voting. Voters will be...
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Jan
2014
31

MA Gov. Patrick on Use of PLAs: “We Can Show Significant Savings”

MA Gov. Patrick on Use of PLAs:
  On Tuesday Night, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick delivered his final State of the State address.  Patrick touched on his own legacy of balanced budgets, land conservation, and the state’s booming tech sector in the speech to the House Chamber in Boston.  He also spoke about his administration’s loyalty to labor, which has...
Dec
2011
8

TRIPLE JEOPARDY: Misclassification Doesn’t Just Cost Workers Wages, It Robs Government of Revenue and Local Business of a Chance to Compete

There is an epidemic in the United States, a disease coursing through the veins of the American workforce. It has not been contracted by neglect, but by willful deception. It is worker misclassification. It is a problem that is finally gaining a bit of attention with more and more workers being incorrectly labeled “independent...