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Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Discrimination & Harassment Posted on Jul 19

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Discrimination & Harassment

This is the final post in the Workers’ Rights blog series, which has covered workplace safety, fair wages, workplace benefits, workers’ compensation, and workplace discrimination and harassment in Massachusetts. In 2015, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) received more than 2,400 complaints about discrimination at   …Continue Reading Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Discrimination & Harassment

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workers’ Compensation Posted on Jul 12

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workers’ Compensation

This is the fourth post in the Workers’ Rights blog series, which covers workplace safety, fair wages, workplace benefits, workers’ compensation, and more in Massachusetts. The first post in the Workers’ Rights blog series covered workplace safety and how to file a complaint. However, it’s   …Continue Reading Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workers’ Compensation

Apply for the 2016 Round of the MassWorks Infrastructure Program Posted on Jun 29

Apply for the 2016 Round of the MassWorks Infrastructure Program

The Baker-Polito administration recently announced that the 6th annual round of MassWorks awards is open and available for municipalities to submit applications. Applications are due between Aug. 22 and Sept. 2, 2016. How MassWorks Can Help Towns and Cities Through the MassWorks Infrastructure Program, the   …Continue Reading Apply for the 2016 Round of the MassWorks Infrastructure Program

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

Getting Married in Massachusetts: After the Wedding Posted on May 24

Getting Married in Massachusetts: After the Wedding

If you’ve recently gotten married, you’re probably ready to hide out with your spouse and enjoy your newly wedded (and family-free) bliss. But before you book your honeymoon flight to that remote tropical island, you might want to take care of some paperwork — especially   …Continue Reading Getting Married in Massachusetts: After the Wedding

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

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 Massachusetts State Supplement Program Posted on Feb 25

The Massachusetts State Supplement Program

If you are over 65, are blind, or have a disability, you may be eligible to receive benefits through the Massachusetts State Supplement Program (SSP). SSP helps qualified residents pay for basic needs like food, clothing, and shelter. You can find out more about the program, your   …Continue Reading The Massachusetts State Supplement Program

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