Public Hearing and Information Session with the Joint Task Force on the Underground Economy
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Who: George Noel, Director of Labor, and other Representatives of the Governor??s Joint Task Force on the Underground Economy and Employee Misclassification join employees, employers, and advocates.

What: A public hearing and information session to hear testimony and provide resources.The Task Force, created by Governor Deval Patrick in March of 2008, is charged with coordinating the efforts of several state agencies to stamp out fraudulent employment activities and bring those workers under the protective umbrella of statutes and regulations that protect their rights and ensure a safe working environment.

Why: Employees deserve a safe work environment. Employers deserve a level playing-field in their marketplace. The Commonwealth deserves the revenue lost to the Underground Economy.

: NorthShoreCareerCenterof Lynn 181 Union St., Lynn, MA

When: Friday, February 6th, 2009 12pm - 2pm
The Joint Task Force on the Underground Economy and Employee Misclassificationis a collaboration between the following agencies; the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and its subsidiaries, the Division of Apprenticeship Training, Division of Career Services, Department of Industrial Accidents, Division of Occupational Safety, Division of Unemployment Assistance. The Office of the Attorney General??s Fair Labor Division. The Executive Office of Administration and Finance??s Division of Capital Asset Management and Department of Revenue. The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security??s Department of Public Safety. The Executive Office of Health and Human Services?? Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants.The Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development??s Department of Housing and Community Development, Division of Professional Licensure, Office of Small Business & Entrepreneurship and State Office of Women and Minority Owned Businesses. The Office of the Treasurer??s Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission and the Insurance Fraud Bureau.