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Massachusetts Voting and Election Information Posted on Sep 13

Massachusetts Voting and Election Information

Election Day is a time to make your voice heard in state and national politics. On Nov. 8, Bay State voters will cast their ballots for president, vice president, and U.S. representatives. Voters will also elect representatives in state and local government and weigh in   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Voting and Election Information

Make a Plan During Emergency Preparedness Month Posted on Sep 1

Make a Plan During Emergency Preparedness Month

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. Disasters can happen at any time. Over the last several years, Massachusetts has experienced tropical storms, tornadoes, blizzards, power outages, water system failures, and an act of terrorism. To prepare for disasters, the   …Continue Reading Make a Plan During Emergency Preparedness Month

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

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 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