Conflict of Interest Law

MGL 268A - The Conflict of Interest Law as Amended by c. 20, Acts of 2009

The recently enacted ethics reform law, imposes new mandatory education and training requirement for public employees. The new requirements can be summarized as follows: Every state, county, and municipal (town and school) employee must be given a summary of the conflict of interest law prepared by the Ethics Commission and must complete an online training program prepared by the Commission.

Who is considered a public employee?

Everyone who performs services for, or holds an office or position with, a state, county, or municipal agency is subject to the conflict of interest law. This is true whether the person is paid or unpaid, is a volunteer, works part-time, is employed only for part of the year or on a seasonal basis, contractors, or is a "special" employee.

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