Department of Labor Standards (DLS)

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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General information (617) 626-6975

Online

General feedback DLSfeedback@state.ma.us

Who we serve

The Department of Labor Standards (DLS) serves employers, employees, apprentices, students in areas such as public employee safety, lead, asbestos, employment agencies, minimum wage, and prevailing wage.

Recent news & announcements from Department of Labor Standards

News

Notice of Public Hearing regarding prevailing wage rate classification for drawbridge operators 

9/17/2019 Department of Labor Standards

To address the prevailing wage rate classification for drawbridge operators on public construction sites and to review the Department’s Opinion Letter PW-December 5, 2014.

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Notice of Public Hearing regarding the prevailing wage rate classification for trimming public trees  

9/17/2019 Department of Labor Standards

To address the prevailing wage rate classification for trimming public trees and to review the Department’s Opinion Letters Dated March 13, 2014, January 25, 1995, November 1, 1999 and February 2, 2005 and PW-December 5, 2014.

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