- MGL c.151B, s.4 (9-1/2) An employer may not "request on its initial written application form criminal record information," unless very specific conditions apply
St.2016, c.177 An Act to Establish Pay Equity, Effective July 1, 2018. Employers may not ask about wage or salary history until after an offer of employment with compensation has been made.
804 CMR 3 Discrimination in employment
830 CMR 62E Wage reporting system
Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9), US Dept. of Homeland Security
Form required of new employees to verify identity and employment eligibility — can be filled out online and saved or printed. Includes a list of acceptable forms of identification.
Handbook for Employers: Instructions for Completing the Form I-9, US Dept. of Homeland Security
Extensive (65 page) document provides answers to key questions such as "What Happens if I Hire an Illegal Alien?"
Equal Pay Act Guidance, Mass. Attorney General.
See section 7: seeking salary history prohibited.
Interview Questions You May and May Not Ask Under New Massachusetts Pay Equity Law, Small Business Trends, June 2018.
Explains which salary questions you can and can't ask.
Is it hard to get a human services job if I have a CORI?, MassLegalHelp
Human services agencies face restrictions on who they may hire, depending on the criminal record involved. Outlines the laws and how to overcome obstacles in working for human services if you have a criminal record.
Learn about the New Hire Reporting Program, Mass. Dept. of Revenue
"Federal law requires all employers to follow their state's New Hire Reporting requirements. In Massachusetts, the new hire reporting requirements apply to all employers and payors of income regardless of the number of employees or independent contractors they employ."
Massachusetts Equal Pay Law, Mass. Attorney General.
As of July 1, 2018, the equal pay law limits questions employers can ask job applicants.
Massachusetts Overhauls Accessibility to Criminal Information of Applicants and Employees, Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP, 2010
Good explanation of CORI law changes
New Hire Paperwork: Massachusetts, Xpert HR
A list of what you need to get from, and give to, a new employee in Massachusetts. Includes references to applicable laws and regulations.
Questions You Shouldn't be Asked in a Job Interview, MetroWest Daily News, Sept. 14, 2008
This does not include information on the equal pay law, but it is a useful tool for interview questions in general.
Hiring and Firing in Massachusetts, MCLE, 2007
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