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Amherst adopts wage theft bylaw

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By SCOTT MERZBACH (/byline?byline=By SCOTT MERZBACH)
Sta Writer
Published: 11/11/2020 1:54:01 PM

AMHERST — Measures to ensure employers in Amherst are following all state and federal wage and tip laws, and
that the town is awarding work only to contractors in compliance with these rules, are being enacted by the town.
Joining other area communities, including Northampton, Easthampton and Spring eld, the Town Council approved
two bylaws Monday that aim to protect workers, such as the nine undocumented immigrants who went without
pay for several months a er hanging drywall at the North Square at the Mill District project in North Amherst in
2019.

The wage and tip the bylaw, and the accompanying responsible employer bylaw, both passed unanimously, 12-0,
with District 1 Councilor Sarah Swartz absent.
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