Adam Sherwin Appointed to the Massachusetts Zoom Control Commission

I’m honored to announce that Governor Baker has appointed me today to the newly formed Zoom Control Commission (“ZCC”), a five-member panel with the job of regulating Zoom calls, meetings, and hearings during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am humbled by the confidence that Governor Baker has in appointing me to this important position.

Some of the ZCC’s important work will be:

  • Limiting the number of Zoom meetings during the workweek
  • Banning workplaces from retaliating against employees for not wearing suitpants during Zoom calls
  • Imposing fines for excessive delays in turning on Zoom microphones

Here is the press release:

BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the appointment of Att. Adam Sherwin to the newly formed Zoom Control Commission (“ZCC”). The ZCC was created to address the increasing complaints that Massachusetts residents have with awkward Zoom happy hours, participants in meetings without pants, and concerns that cats may be interfering with these important calls.

“As an experienced attorney, Adam Sherwin will bring an important perspective to the ZCC’s critical work. I, personally, am tired of that uncomfortable five minutes of waiting for someone to turn on their camera. The ZCC will implement needed regulations and fines for the use of Zoom as the COVID-19 pandemic continues”, said Governor Baker.

“Yesterday, I told a joke on Zoom. It wasn’t even remotely funny. It is time, more than ever, to get the use of Zoom under control during these difficult times,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito.

You can learn more about the Zoom Control Commission here.