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Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Benefits Posted on Jun 9

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Benefits

This is the third post in the Workers’ Rights blog series, which covers workplace safety, fair wages, workers’ benefits, workers’ compensation, and other rights in Massachusetts. Whether you’ve just started a new job in the Bay State or you’ve worked in Massachusetts for years, you   …Continue Reading Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Benefits

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Wages Posted on May 11

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Wages

This post is the second in the Workers’ Rights blog series, which covers wages, workplace safety, workers’ compensation, and more for workers across Massachusetts. No matter what job you have in the Bay State, you have the right to be paid for the work you   …Continue Reading Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Wages

Become a K–12 Teacher in Massachusetts Posted on Apr 26

Become a K–12 Teacher in Massachusetts

Teachers across the country work hard to educate and inspire our children every day. If you’ve ever thought about pursuing this rewarding career, the Office of Educator Licensure  and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) have some resources on how to become a   …Continue Reading Become a K–12 Teacher in Massachusetts

DCAMM Contractor Certification — Now Online! Posted on Mar 29

DCAMM Contractor Certification — Now Online!

This is a guest blog post from the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM). As part of Governor Baker’s commitment to make doing business in the Commonwealth easier, DCAMM has launched a new online certification process, making it faster and more convenient to   …Continue Reading DCAMM Contractor Certification — Now Online!

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Safety Posted on Mar 24

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Safety

If you work in Massachusetts, you have the right to fair wages, a safe workplace, and workers’ compensation. The Workers’ Rights blog series will cover these rights and more for workers across the state. The first part of the series will discuss workplace safety.      …Continue Reading Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Safety

The Prevailing Wage Program in Massachusetts Posted on Feb 23

The Prevailing Wage Program in Massachusetts

Each year, many people help pave state highways, renovate public buildings, and complete various public works projects across the Commonwealth. The Prevailing Wage Program in Massachusetts helps ensure that professionals doing public work are paid properly. The Department of Labor Standards (DLS), within the Executive   …Continue Reading The Prevailing Wage Program in Massachusetts

Apply Now for the Massachusetts Firefighter Civil Service Exam Posted on Dec 1

Apply Now for the Massachusetts Firefighter Civil Service Exam

This is a guest blog post from the Civil Service Unit. Firefighters are some of Massachusetts’ most dedicated, hardworking civil servants. If you think you would thrive in a physically challenging job that involves operating heavy hose lines and pumps, maintaining equipment, putting out fires,   …Continue Reading Apply Now for the Massachusetts Firefighter Civil Service Exam

A Helpful Guide to Filing for Unemployment in Massachusetts Posted on Apr 21

A Helpful Guide to Filing for Unemployment in Massachusetts

Unemployment Insurance (UI) from the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) offers temporary income compensation to unemployed Massachusetts workers while they are seeking new employment. The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) has useful basic information to help residents who’ve recently lost their jobs file   …Continue Reading A Helpful Guide to Filing for Unemployment in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Police Officer Civil Service Exam: Deadline to Apply Is March 26, 2015 Posted on Mar 4

Massachusetts Police Officer Civil Service Exam: Deadline to Apply Is March 26, 2015

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Human Resources Division. A career as a police officer in Massachusetts is both demanding and extremely rewarding. Police officers in Massachusetts work to uphold the law and keep our communities safe by protecting life, property, and   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Police Officer Civil Service Exam: Deadline to Apply Is March 26, 2015

What Are Estimated Taxes and Who Must Pay Them? Posted on Feb 19

What Are Estimated Taxes and Who Must Pay Them?

For some workers, tax season doesn’t end on April 19. Freelancers, contractors, and any professional who doesn’t have taxes withheld from paychecks may be required to make an estimated tax payment at the end of each quarter in Massachusetts. The Department of Revenue (DOR) has   …Continue Reading What Are Estimated Taxes and Who Must Pay Them?