The comprehensive enforcement efforts of the Joint Task Force on the Underground Economy (JTF) in targeting the underground economy are paying off. Last year, the JTF recovered $15.6 million in unpaid wages, back taxes, unemployment insurance premiums, fines and penalties. Today, JTF has grown to …Continue Reading Why Should I Care About the Underground Economy? There were 15.6 Million Reasons in 2013.
The Rapid Response team at the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development provides valuable services for businesses that are downsizing and closing. The goal is to avert layoffs and minimize the impact by matching appropriate services to the businesses and affected workers. We are …Continue Reading Fewer Massachusetts Companies Laying off Workers Signals an Improving Economy in Massachusetts
Heat illnesses and deaths are preventable. Employers are responsible for providing workplaces that are safe from excessive heat.
Massachusetts has seen a dramatic drop in the veterans’ unemployment rate down to 2.7%* in the first quarter of 2014. The national unemployment rate for all veterans has dropped from a high of 9.8% in 2011 to 5%. **
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Conciliators are employees trained in mediation who help resolve almost half of all worker’s compensation disputes.
It’s the law. Anyone ages 14-17 hired by an employer for pay must have an employment permit. Recent interviews completed by Teens at Work Project staff within the Department of Public Health’s Occupational Health Surveillance Program found that among over 250 teens who had sustained …Continue Reading May is Young Worker Safety Month
May is Young Worker Safety Month in Massachusetts. As many teenagers are looking for summer jobs at this time, it is important to remember that anyone under the age of eighteen must have a job-specific work permit before starting any job. To learn about the …Continue Reading Youth Permit Process