The Attorney General's Fair Labor Division (FLD)

The Attorney General's Fair Labor Division

The Attorney General’s Fair Labor Division protects workers from exploitation and sets a level playing field for employers. We enforce wage and hour, public construction, and child labor laws.
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Who we serve

The Attorney General's Fair Labor Division ensures that workers are paid the wages they are owed and that businesses that play by the rules do not get undercut by competitors who save costs at the expense of their workers. We ensure that employers follow prevailing wage and public construction bid laws, so that tax dollars are spent on responsible employers who provide good jobs in Massachusetts. We also ensure that employers follow child labor laws that protect young workers.  We accomplish this work through robust enforcement, strong partnerships, and community education.

Recent news & announcements

Press Release

Cohasset Inn Cited for Intentionally Withholding Employee Wages, Insufficient Recordkeeping 

12/01/2017 Office of Attorney General Maura Healey

Citations Include Restitution to Employees and Penalties

Press Release

Factory in Dudley to Pay Nearly $1 Million for Wage Violations, Hindering AG’s Investigation 

11/22/2017 Office of Attorney General Maura Healey

Alleged Violations of State Minimum Wage and Federal Overtime Laws; Hundreds of Workers to Receive Unpaid Wages

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