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Press Release Permits for Holiday Openings Thanksgiving Day/Christmas Day

For immediate release:
9/24/2019
  • Department of Labor Standards

Media Contact for Permits for Holiday Openings Thanksgiving Day/Christmas Day

Michael Flanagan, Interim Director

Boston — Permits for Holiday Openings Thanksgiving Day- November 28, 2019 and Christmas Day - December 25, 2019
The Depmtment of Labor Standards must approve all local permits to allow retail stores
and businesses to perform work and to be open on cettain holidays, including
Thanksgiving, November 28, 2019, and Christmas Day, December 25, 2019. 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
appt·oval for permits for businesses to open on Thanl'8giving Day or Christmas Day
2019.
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 Depmiment of Labor Standards at (617) 626-6952.
CHARLES

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Media Contact for Permits for Holiday Openings Thanksgiving Day/Christmas Day

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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