Massachusetts Labor Law Updates

All businesses with employees in Massachusetts are required by state & federal employment laws to post Labor Law Posters in a visible location. Employment laws change often, which require labor law posters to be updates. Below includes past & most recent mandatory labor law updates which require employers to post the latest version of these posters.

 

Mandatory change(s) for the state of Massachusetts

Date
Poster/Update
  • 03/2019

    Paid Family and Medical Leave-New poster with information about the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law and who is covered under this law.

  • 10/2018

    Massachusetts Minimum Wage-Updated with the new 2019 minimum wage of $12.00 and several minor clerical changes.

Mandatory federal change(s)

Date
Poster/Update
  • 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

    Employee Polygraph Notice-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.

  • 05/2015

    Wyoming OSHA - Health and Safety Protection-Updated to reflect an employees right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation.

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Massachusetts Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Wage and Hour Law (MA General Laws CH. 151 16) The full color, easy-to-read Massachusetts Complete Labor Law Poster clearly displays minimum fair wage information to your employees. Be aware that you're required under MA General Laws CH. 151 16 to post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Unemployment Insurance (MA General Laws CH. 151A 62A) You're required by Massachusetts law to post, in a conspicuous place, key details regarding unemployment insurance. The Massachusetts Complete Labor Law Poster conveys this information so that your employees are informed, and your company is compliant.
  • Fair Employment (MA General Laws CH. 151B 7) The Massachusetts Complete Labor Law Poster allows you to post key information regarding fair employment. Be advised that it's your legal obligation to provide this information in a workplace common area.
  • Workers Compensation (MA General Laws CH. 152 21) You're required under MA General Laws CH. 152 21 to post information regarding your Workers' Compensation plan, including name of insurer, policy number, and other key details. The Massachusetts Complete Labor Law Poster allows you to clearly post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Maternity Leave Act (MA General Laws CH. 149 105D) You must allow employees to access benefits and rights set forth under the Maternity Leave Act. The Massachusetts Complete Labor Law Poster provides a summary of employee rights and protections.
  • Sexual Harassment (MA General Laws CH. 151B, 3A) The Massachusetts Complete Labor Law Poster assures employees that you will abide by your legal obligation to promote a workplace free of sexual harassment.
  • Massachusetts No Smoking Poster Smoking is prohibited in the workplace. The Massachusetts Complete Labor Law Poster clearly informs all employees and visitors of this law.
  • Parental Leave Act Your employees have certain legal rights under the Parental Leave Act. The Massachusetts Complete Labor Law Poster informs them of their rights and protections, and assures them that your company is in compliance with this law.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
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Minimum Wage Rates in Massachusetts in 2020:

As of January 1, 2020 the minimum wage in Massachusetts is $12.75.

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Important Phone Numbers: State of Massachusetts

  • Wage & Hour - (617) 626-6975
  • OSHA - (617) 565-8110
  • Workers' Compensation - (800) 323-3249
  • Unemployment Insurance - (877) 626-6800
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