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

Burger King Franchisee to Pay $250,000 Penalty  

12/19/2017 Office of Attorney General Maura Healey

Franchisee with 43 Massachusetts Stores Agrees to Pay Citation for Violations of Child Labor Laws Including Teenagers Working Past 3 a.m.

Press Release

Temp Company Owners Face Additional Charges of Tax and Unemployment Fraud After AG Investigation  

12/15/2017 Office of Attorney General Maura Healey

Defendants Previously Indicted in Connection with Wage Theft, Intimidation and Retaliation in “Off-the-Books” Operation

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