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MBA President-elect Marsha V. Kazarosian testifies in support of MBA-backed legislation increasing burial benefits covered by workers' compensation on Oct. 8, 2013
Earlier this week, the House of Representatives engrossed
Massachusetts Bar Association-supported legislation that would
increase burial benefits under the workers' compensation act.
House Bill Number 3766 would increase burial benefits under the
workers' compensation statute from $4,000 to eight times the
average weekly wage in Massachusetts. "This will do much to
alleviate the financial burden for families who are faced with the
shocking and sudden death of a loved one while on the job,"
President-elect Marsha Kazarosian told the Joint Committee on Labor
and Workforce Development when it hosted a hearing on the
legislation last October.
The MBA will continue to push for enactment of this bill as it
heads to the Senate.