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Outside Section 112
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015

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Domestic Worker Clarification

SECTION 112.   Subsection (a) of section 190 of chapter 149 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the definition of "Domestic worker", as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following definition:-

"Domestic worker", an individual or employee who is paid by an employer to perform work of a domestic nature within a household including, but not limited to: (i) housekeeping; (ii) house cleaning; (iii) home management; (iv) nanny services; (v) caretaking of individuals in the home, including sick, convalescing and elderly individuals; (vi) laundering; (vii) cooking; (viii) home companion services; and (ix) other household services for members of households or their guests in private homes; provided, however, that "domestic worker" shall not include: (A) a personal care attendant; or (B) an individual whose vocation is not childcare and whose services for the employer primarily consist of childcare on a casual, intermittent and irregular basis for a family or household member.