- Department of Labor Standards
Media Contact for Notice of Public Hearing regarding the adoption of a new regulation, 454 CMR 30.00 - Professional Employer Organizations or PEOs
John Ronan, General Counsel
Boston — Notice is hereby given pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §2, that the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, in conjunction with the Department of Labor Standards (DLS), will hold a public hearing on the adoption of a new regulation, 454 CMR 30.00 02-04-19. Recently enacted legislation (M.G.L. c. 149, sec.s 192-203) requires that businesses providing professional employer services for client companies, commonly known as as professional employer organizations or PEOs, to register with the DLS and it requires DLS to promulgate regulations to establish the process, fee, and incidentals of registration. This regulation will insure that PEOs providing outsourced human resource tasks will be adequately financed, bonded, inspected and in compliance with the new statutory requirements. The regulation establishes an annual registration fee of $500 for PEOs and requires that they maintain their business records and submit to inspections by DLS.
The hearing will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. in the Department of Labor Standards Conference Room, Second Floor, Department of Labor Standards, 19 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114.
The Department encourages all interested parties, including those who testify at the public hearing, to submit written testimony electronically to dlsFeedback@state.ma.us. Please submit electronic testimony as an attached Word document and type the regulation number (454 CMR 30.00) and name of the regulation (Professional Employer Organization Regulations) in the subject line of the email. All submitted testimony must include the sender’s full name and address. The Department will post all electronic testimony that complies with these instructions on its website. Parties who are unable to submit electronic testimony should mail submissions to: Office of the General Counsel, Department of Labor Standards, 19 Staniford Street, Second Floor, Boston, MA 02114. All written or oral comments submitted to the Department may be posted on the Department’s website and released in response to a request for public records. All written testimony must be received by Friday, March 22, 2019.
A copy of the proposed amendments may be viewed 454 CMR 30.00 02-04-19 or obtained from the Office of the General Counsel at (617) 626-6976.