In July 2008, the Attorney General's Office launched a multi-lingual public service campaign educating employees in Massachusetts about their rights in the workplace. The campaign included radio and newspaper print ads, as well as a "splash" page, www.MassWorkRights.com.

This campaign also coincides with the release of the Attorney General's Guide to Workplace Rights and Responsibilities, a quick reference that provides Massachusetts residents with an overview of the wage and hour laws. This brochure has been published in a wide array of languages, including: Cape Verdean, Chinese, Haitian, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. All versions are available for download on this website.

MassWorkRights.com

On July 10, 2008, the AGO launched the "splash" page, www.MassWorkRights.com, which includes information on the Massachusetts Wage Act, meal breaks, tips, minimum wage, and overtime. Each page within the site provides an overview of the laws in these specific areas, and links for more information on the Attorney General's Office website. The splash page has also been translated into six languages, providing information in English, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Newspaper Advertisements

From July 14 to August 17, 2008, the AGO will be running advertisements in 25 English and foreign-language newspapers around the Commonwealth. The advertisements were developed to educate readers about their rights around the wage and hour laws and refer them to www.MassWorkRights.com. The ads were designed in four languages: Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian. Download PDFs of each ad below.

Note: some ads have multiple versions available. The versions differ in size only.

Radio Advertisements

On July 14, 2008, 30-second radio advertisements began airing on radio stations throughout the Commonwealth. The ads were produced in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian, each version noting an important right within the wage and hour laws and directing listeners to visit www.MassWorkRights.com for additional information. The ads will air on foreign-language and major market English radio stations across Massachusetts through August.