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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 do.   …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

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

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?

Apprenticeship Program Posted on Jan 22

Apprenticeship Program

Through the Massachusetts Apprenticeship Program, workers have the opportunity to receive paid on-the-job training in combination with related in-class coaching. The program is administered by the Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS), an agency under the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD). About the Apprenticeship Program According   …Continue Reading Apprenticeship Program

Massachusetts Disability Employment Resources Posted on Nov 12

From July 2013 to June 2014, the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) provided employment opportunities for 3,653 Massachusetts residents with disabilities in both the public and private sectors across the Commonwealth, according to the Commission’s Year in Review. Massachusetts works to help all individuals achieve their   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Disability Employment Resources

Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Posted on Oct 23

Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation

Work-related injuries or illnesses often result in lost work time, which can make it difficult to stay afloat financially. Workers’ compensation benefits are available to eligible Commonwealth residents to provide some financial assistance until they are able to return to work. About Workers’ Compensation Workers’   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation

Protecting the Workforce: Massachusetts Occupational Safety and Health Programs Posted on Jul 30

Protecting the Workforce: Massachusetts Occupational Safety and Health Programs

Happy and healthy workers tend to be more productive, and those traits tend to be found in safe, pleasant work environments. That’s why the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) offers a variety of occupational safety and health programs to protect workers   …Continue Reading Protecting the Workforce: Massachusetts Occupational Safety and Health Programs