This Week’s QUOTABLE QUOTES On Beacon Hill

“As business owners strive to fully staff their operations, lawmakers on Beacon Hill seek ways to expand time-off policies that make it more difficult for employers to find candidates to fill open positions. Employers attempt to hire, yet policymakers propose new job posting requirements.”

—National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Massachusetts Director Christopher Carlozzi on a report that 43 percent of business owners reported job openings they could not fill in the current period.

“When Daylight Saving Time ends, drivers may not be used to darkness when they head home from work – or their sleep schedules might not have fully adjusted. Since the evenings are darker, visibility and alertness are key – so drivers must be extra vigilant as we adjust to the time change.”
— Mark Schieldrop, Senior Spokesperson for AAA Northeast on the November 4 switch to Eastern Standard Time.

“Companies who employ young workers must comply with our child labor laws and provide a safe and fair environment for them, My office remains committed to protecting the health and well-being of the state’s youngest workers, ensuring their rights are protected, and that companies are complying with the rules we have in place.”
—Attorney General Andrea Campbell announcing her office has resolved two matters for a combined total of more than $1 million concerning thousands of child labor violations against Dunkin’ franchisees.

“The name ‘MassAbility’ centers the strengths and capabilities of the community we serve, and it more fully captures the range of services that the agency offers. We are proposing this change to reduce stigma for the disability community and to help ensure that no one is left behind as we pursue a strong economy for everyone in this post pandemic era.
—Gov. Maura Healey upon filing legislation to rename the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) to MassAbility, to better represent the agency’s role in helping those with disabilities gain autonomy and inde

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