SOURCE: Massachusetts Staffing Association

Massachusetts Staffing Association

June 28, 2011 12:46 ET

Media Alert: More Than 100 Employment Firm Owners Expected to Testify Against House Bill #1393

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2011) - More than 100 Massachusetts staffing firm owners and managers are expected to appear at the State House on Thursday morning to testify before the state legislature's Joint Committee on Labor and Work Force Development against HB 1393, which would impose further regulations on the state's staffing industry.

WHAT:
A public hearing of HB 1393 before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Labor and Work Force Development at which more than 100 staffing industry representatives are expected to testify.

WHEN:
Thursday, June 30, 2011
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Gardner Auditorium, Massachusetts State House

"Massachusetts needs more jobs, not more employment laws," says Bob Siemering, president of the Massachusetts Staffing Association. "Under this bill, legitimate, law-abiding staffing firms would find that as much as 15% of the industry would become illegal, while the 'black market' firms that skirt our current employment and labor laws would continue to do so and would see their market share grow. Massachusetts already has a well-established system of laws that protects employees, including equal employment opportunity, wage and hour, workers' compensation, occupational safety, unemployment insurance, and fraud. We'd like to see the state use the tools already at its disposal to crack down on abusive bad actors so that we can focus on finding safe, fair jobs for Massachusetts workers."

Representatives from the staffing industry, including owners of firms that will be impacted by HB 1393, are available to speak with the media.

Contact Information

  • For more information or to arrange an interview, contact:
    Alison Kenney
    781.990.3729
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