The Massachusetts Smokefree Air Law prohibits smoking in both public and private workplaces, including restaurants. According to the law, employees should not smoke within the workplace in order to prevent secondhand smoke to other employees and to ensure cleaner air inside.
Employees may be able to smoke in designated areas outside of the workplace, as long as those areas are away from doors and windows so that smoke does not come back into the workplace. These no smoking signs, which are written in both Spanish and English, help to ensure that employees understand that they are prohibited from smoking indoors while at work and help to ensure that businesses stay compliant with the Massachusetts Smokefree Air Law.
06/2023 - EEOC Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal - Revised with new information related to the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) effective June 27, 2023 and a new revision date.
05/2023 - Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage - Revised the Nursing Mothers section of the poster with the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act) and more clarification on employer requirements to provide reasonable break time and accommodations for nursing employees.
10/2022 - EEOC Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal - Revised to use plain language and bullet points to summarize the laws for employees. Added a QR code that links to instructions on how to file a charge of workplace discrimination. This new version replaces the old Equal Employment Opportunity is the law poster.
Federal State Non-Mandatory Updates
05/2023 - Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) - Revised with a new easy to read question and answer format and a new QR code to access more information.
05/2023 - - Revised with a new website and a new QR code for more information.
07/2016 - Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage - Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.
07/2016 - - Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes the removal of penalty amount up to $10,000 against violators and revised contact numbers.
05/2016 - - Minor update includes a new QR code and contact information.
05/2016 - - Update includes minor reformatting and slight changes of verbiage regarding the usage of FMLA.