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Overtime and Minimum Wage

Chapter 149, Section 27C. Penalties for violations of certain sections by employers, contractors, subcontractors or their employees.

Chapter 151. Minimum fair wages.

454 CMR 27.00 et seq. Minimum Wage.

Payment of Wages

Chapter 149. Labor and industries.

  • Section 26 Public works; preference to veterans and citizens; wages
  • Section 27C. Penalties for violations of certain sections by employers, contractors, subcontractors or their employees.
  • Section 52C. Personnel records; review by employee; corrections; penalty.
  • Section 52D Family and medial leave; enforcement
  • Section 52E Leave from work when employee or family member of employee has been victim of abusive behavior
  • Section 148. Payment of wages; commissions; exemption by contract; persons deemed employers; provision for cashing check or draft; violation of statute.
  • Section 148A. Employees seeking rights under provisions of this chapter; discharge or discrimination; punishment.
  • Section 148B. Persons performing service not authorized under this chapter deemed employees; exception.
  • Section 148C Earned Sick Time
  • Section 150. Complaint for violation of certain sections; defenses; payment after complaint; assignments; loan of wages to employer; civil action.
  • Section 152. Deductions for coming late to work.
  • Section 152A. Payment to, or retention by, employer of tips to employees; contract for payment.
  • Section 190  Rights relating to pay and other terms or conditions of employment for domestic workers

Chapter 151, Section 15. Employer's records; statement furnished to commissioner.

Chapter 167B, Section 7. Electronic Branches and Electronic Fund Transfers.

940 CMR 20.00 et seq. pdf format of 940 CMR 20.00
Employee Leave for Certain Family Obligations.

940 CMR 32.00 et seq. pdf format of 940 CMR 32.00
file size 4MB Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

940 CMR 33.00 et seq. pdf format of Earned Sick Time Regulation
Earned Sick Time

Prevailing Wage

Chapter 149. Labor and industries.

  • Section 27. List of jobs; classification; schedule of wages; penalty; civil action.
  • Section 27A. Appeals from classifications and wage determinations.
  • Section 27B. Records of employees; payroll records; statements of compliance.
  • Section 27C. Penalties for violations of certain sections by employers, contractors, subcontractors or their employees.
  • Section 27D. "Construction" and "constructed" defined.
  • Section 27E. Employment of residents in highway districts.
  • Section 27F. Wages of operators of rented equipment; agreements; penalty; civil action.

Public Bidding (Construction)

Chapter 7C. Capital Asset Management and Maintenance.

  • Section 44. Purpose of Secs. 44 to 58 relating to procurement and quality of design services; definitions
  • Section 45. Designer selection board.
  • Section 46. Jurisdiction of designer selection board; exemptions from jurisdiction
  • Section 47. Public notice requirements for contracts for design services.
  • Section 48. Written application and disclosure statement; designer evaluation form
  • Section 49. Selection of finalists and semifinalists; classes of projects.
  • Section 50. Selection of designer or interior designer from list of chosen finalists when fee set or when fee negotiated; statement of fee in contract; withholding of fees
  • Section 51. Consultants; truth-in-negotiations certificate; special conditions; contracts; insurance; penalties for false information.
  • Section 52. Appointment of designer or interior designer for continued or extended services
  • Section 53. Expedited selection procedures upon declaration of emergency situation
  • Section 54. Adoption of written selection procedure prior to award of contract for design services
  • Section 55. Record keeping requirements applicable to board and agencies not subject to board jurisdiction
  • Section 56. Reporting of list of all finalists and awards to division of capital asset management and maintenance
  • Section 57. Adoption of procedures and regulations to implement Secs. 44 to 58
  • Section 58. Procurement of architectural, engineering and related services; definitions applicable to this section

Chapter 30, Section 39M. Contracts for construction and materials; manner of awarding.

Chapter 149. Labor and industries.

Chapter 149A. Public Construction alternative delivery methods.

Safety

Chapter 149. Labor and industries.

Sundays and Holidays

Chapter 136. Observance of a Common Day of Rest and Legal Holidays

Chapter 149. Labor and industries.

  • Section 47. Sunday work without a day off.
  • Section 48. One day of rest in seven; operation of business on Sunday; violation of statute.

Temporary Workers

Chapter 149. Labor and industries.

  •  Section 159C Staffing agencies; notice of information concerning employee's assignment; fees prohibited; transportation services; prohibited activities by staffing

454 CMR 24.00 et seq. Employment Agency and Temporary Workers Right to Know Regulations

Vacation and Meal Breaks

Chapter 149. Labor and industries.

  • Section 52A. Ready reserve; absence from work for military training; failure to comply with statute.
  • Section 100. Hours of work without interval for meal; duration; violation of statute.
  • Section 148. Payment of wages; commissions; exemption by contract; persons deemed employers; provision for cashing check or draft; violation of statute.

Child Labor

Chapter 149, Sections 56-105. Labor and Industries.