Wages

  • Current Minimum Wage
    Find the current minimum wage and who is covered.
  • Wage & Hour Rights
    Find the requirements for the minimum wage, overtime pay, and meal breaks.
  • Overtime
    Find overtime pay requirements for hourly and salaried workers.
  • Minimum Wage Program
    Find minimum wage regulations, notices, and the minimum wage index.
  • Prevailing Wage Program
    Find administrative information and guides for contractors and awarding authorities on public construction projects.

Regulations

  • Minimum Wage Statutes
    Find the minimum wage law in Massachusetts General Laws (M.G.L.) c. 151 and minimum wage regulation in 454 CMR 27.00.
  • Prevailing Wage Statutes
    Find the prevailing wage statutes pertaining to workers on public construction projects in Massachusetts General Laws (M.G.L.) c. 195, 149,  and 7.

Statistics

Time Away from Work

  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
    Find information about eligibility and time away from work according to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA.).
  • Maternity Leave
    Find guidelines, protections and regulations regarding the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (MMLA).
  • Parental Leave
    Find guidelines, protections and regulations regarding the gender-neutral Parental Leave Act.
  • Earned Sick Time
    Find the Code of Massachusetts Regulation (940 CMR 33) that defines earned sick time, sick time accrual, and requirements for employers. Explanations and FAQs about the earned sick time regulation are also provided.
  • Small Necessities Leave
    Find information about Massachusetts General Law (M.G.L.) c. 149 regarding 24-hours of unpaid leave to attend to certain family obligations.

Healthcare

Discrimination & Harassment

  • Training & Outreach
    Find discrimination prevention training sessions and courses offered by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD).
  • Employer Guidelines & Requirements
    Find guidelines and requirements that explain Massachusetts Civil Rights Law in relation to job applicants and employees.
  • Employment Discrimination
    Explains the regulations that prohibit workplace and hiring discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, age, criminal record (inquiries only), handicap (disability), mental illness, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, genetics, active military status, and maternity leave (for both biological and adoptive parents).
  • Sexual Harassment
    Explains Massachusetts law regarding sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
    Find information about discrimination and harassment laws, protected classes, and the complaint process. 

Workplace Safety

Time Away from Work

  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
    Find information about eligibility and time away from work according to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA.).
  • Maternity Leave
    Find guidelines, protections and regulations regarding the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (MMLA).
  • Parental Leave
    Find guidelines, protections and regulations regarding the gender-neutral Parental Leave Act.
  • Earned Sick Time
    Find the Code of Massachusetts Regulation (940 CMR 33) that defines earned sick time, sick time accrual, and requirements for employers. Explanations and FAQs about the earned sick time regulation are also provided.
  • Small Necessities Leave
    Find information about Massachusetts General Law (M.G.L.) c. 149 regarding 24-hours of unpaid leave to attend to certain family obligations.

Healthcare

Vacation

  • Vacation Time
    Find wage requirements for employers who offer vacation time.

Meal Breaks

  • Meal Breaks
    Find information about Massachusetts General Law (M.G.L). c. 149 regarding the frequency and duration of meal breaks per shift.

Labor Relations Regulations

  • Department of Labor Relations pdf format of DLR Regulations
file size 4MB
    Find the Code of Massachusetts Regulation (456 CMR) governing labor relations and collective bargaining for public employees.
  • Labor Relations Statutes
    Find Massachusetts General Laws (M.G.L.) governing labor relations and disputes.

Wage Issues

Discrimination & Harassment

  • Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
    Learn about discrimination and harassment laws, protected classes, and where and how to file a complaint against an employer for discrimination or harassment.
  • Employment Discrimination
    Explains the regulations that prohibit workplace and hiring discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, age, criminal record (inquiries only), handicap (disability), mental illness, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, genetics, active military status, and maternity leave (for both biological and adoptive parents).
  • Sexual Harassment
    Explains Massachusetts law regarding sexual harassment in the workplace.

Collective Bargaining Issues (Public Sector)

Child Labor Issues

Regulations

  • Department of Labor Relations pdf format of DLR Regulations
file size 4MB
    Find the Code of Massachusetts Regulation (456 CMR) governing labor relations and collective bargaining for public employees.
  • Labor Relations Statutes
    Find Massachusetts General Laws (M.G.L.) governing labor relations and disputes.