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    Minimum Wage

    Tens of thousands of minimum wages workers will get a raise.

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    Control of Hazardous Energy

    Proper lockout/tagout practices safeguard workers from hazardous energy releases

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    Minimum Workplace Heating Guidelines

    Adequate heat must be provided from October 15 through May 15.

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    Are you working for a staffing agency?

    Find out more information about the Temporary Workers Right to Know Law.

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The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards is to promote and protect workers' safety and health, wages and working conditions, and to support employers and workers in the utilization of apprenticeship as a workforce development tool. In collaboration with public and private entities, DLS protects workers by means of education and training, workplace safety and health consultation and assessment, occupational injury and illness data collection and analysis, and consistent and responsible administration and enforcement of its statutes and regulations. DLS carries out its objectives in a manner that supports employers and strengthens the Commonwealth's communities and economy.