MLAC’s appropriation funds general support to civil legal aid programs as well as grants for legal assistance to domestic violence victims and Massachusetts residents eligible for federal disability benefits and Medicare.
Would provide additional job-protected paid sick time for employees not covered by the federal Families First paid sick time provisions. It would provide employees with additional sick days equal to the same amount of time that they would normally be scheduled to work in a 14-day period (10 days for full-time employees).
Would end outrageously high prison phone call rates and would require that prison and jail phone calls be provided free of charge. Those who are incarcerated pay highly inflated rates for their phone calls.
Would create a 23-member Commission that would consist of maternal health experts, elected officials, members of racial justice organizations, healthcare providers and others to make recommendations to the Governor and legislature.
This bill would require employers with six or more employees and labor organizations to provide sexual harassment prevention training to employees within six months of hire date, and on an annual basis thereafter.