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Press Release Permits for Holiday Openings -Thankgiving/Christmas 2018

Permits for Holiday Openings -Thankgiving/Christmas 2018
For immediate release:
10/15/2018
  • Department of Labor Standards

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William McKinney, Director, Department of Labor Standards

Boston, MA — To: All Massachusetts Chiefs of Police; The Police Commissioner of the City of Boston

From: William D. McKinney, Director, Department of Labor Standards

Date: October 12, 2018

Re: Permits for Holiday Openings
      Thanksgiving Day- November 22, 2018
      Christmas Day- December 25, 2018

The Department of Labor Standards must approve all local permits to allow retail stores and businesses to perform work and to be open on certain holidays, including Thanksgiving, November 22,2018, and Christmas Day, December 25,2018. Permits must be approved by the Department of Labor Standards on a uniform basis statewide. See Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 136, §15.

Please be advised that the Department of Labor Standards will not issue statewide approval for permits for businesses to open on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day 2018.

For further information please view our Blue Laws Overview on our website at http://www.mass.gov/lwd/labor-standards/dls/mass-blue-laws/overview.html, or contact the Department of Labor Standards at (617) 626-6952.

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Media Contact for Permits for Holiday Openings -Thankgiving/Christmas 2018

Department of Labor Standards 

The Department of Labor Standards (DLS) promotes and protects workers' safety/health, wages, and working conditions, and supports the use of apprenticeship as a tool for workforce development.

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