Employment agencies must be licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in order to conduct business in the state, regardless of whether or not the agency has a physical office within state borders.
Application for initial or renewal license and registration
If you currently Licensed or Registered with the Department of Labor Standards (DLS) you are considered a Renewal and must apply for a Renewal application not an Initial application. To renew your agency you must first link your existing License or Registration to your ePLACE account. Follow the directions sent to you on March 29th. If you didn't receive instructions on how to link your existing agent to your ePLACE account please call DLS at 617-626-6970.
ePLACE user instructions
Browser requirements for ePLACE
Supported browser versions that provide the best user experience for the online application: Internet Explorer 10 & 11, Firefox 29, Safari 6, Google Chrome 34, and Opera 21. You may find that your current version may also work, however it may not support all functions. See the document above for further details.
Instructions for uploading documents to ePLACE
Several documents must be uploaded to the online application.For assistance with uploading documents, use this job aid. *Prior to uploading Completed Project and Project in Progress Spreadsheets, they must be converted to a CSV format.
Silverlight installation instructions
Uploading documents in ePLACE requires the user to install Silverlight. The link above contains instructions for installing Silverlight in Firefox and Safari.