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    Minimum Wage

    Tens of thousands of minimum wages workers received a raise.

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  • Fall Prevention Seminars - Free

    Presented by The Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards (DLS) OSHA Consultation Program

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    Free consultation service

    Designed to help employers recognize and control potential safety and health hazards at their worksites.

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    Licensed Employment or Registered Placement Agency?

    Now you can register online through ePLACE.

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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.