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Budget Summary FY2009

Outside Section 52
Data Current as of:  6/22/2009

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Civil Remedies for Violations of Certain Labor Laws

SECTION 52.   Subsection (f) of section 197B of chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out paragraph (4) and inserting in place thereof the following 4 paragraphs:-

(4) In addition to any other penalties under this subsection, the director of labor may issue a written warning or a civil citation for violations of this section or regulations under this section. Subsections (c) to (i), inclusive, of section 6F1/2 of chapter 149 shall apply to these citations.

(5) In addition to the cease-work order authority under this section, whenever the department of labor has reason to believe that a person, firm, corporation or other entity is engaging in or is about to engage in a violation of section 197 or this section, or the regulations under those sections, it may bring an action in the name of the commonwealth against that person, firm, corporation or other entity to restrain the violation by temporary restraining order or preliminary or permanent injunction. Subsections (a) and (b) of said section 6F1/2 of chapter 149 shall apply to these actions.

(6) The director of labor may adopt regulations to carry out this section.

(7) Nothing in this section shall limit the authority of the department of labor and workforce development under chapter 149.