The Attorney General’s Fair Labor Division is charged with enforcing the Massachusetts wage and hour laws, which require the timely payment of wages, minimum wage, and overtime, as well as other workplace protections like earned sick leave and the domestic worker bill of rights. These enforcement efforts ensure that workers are paid the wages they are owed and that businesses that play by the rules do not get undercut by competitors seeking to save costs at the expense of their employees. The Division is also responsible for ensuring that employers pay the prevailing wage to workers engaged in public works and that public construction bid laws are adhered to; in this way, the Attorney General’s Office ensures that tax dollars are spent on responsible employers who provide good jobs in Massachusetts.