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Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Regulations Posted on Sep 9

To protect the rights of domestic workers Massachusetts added the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.   The enactment of MGL c. 149 s. 190 establishes labor standards relating to pay and other terms or conditions of employment for domestic workers such as nannies, housekeepers, and other in-home   …Continue Reading Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Regulations

Credit Union Branching Regulations Posted on Aug 27

As we told you back in March in Credit Unions Branching Out, Massachusetts has a new law  (MGL c.171, s.8, as added by St.2014, c.466) governing Credit Unions opening branches. This month, the Division of Banks issued the applicable regulations at 209 CMR 58. According   …Continue Reading Credit Union Branching Regulations

Background Checks For Game Officials Posted on Apr 1

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), the organization that governs interscholastic athletics in Massachusetts, has approved a policy to conduct background checks for all referees and umpires, beginning in the fall of 2015. The MIAA has indicated that the plan, which may be amended further, would require   …Continue Reading Background Checks For Game Officials

Hold-Open Gas Clips are Legal in Massachusetts on January 1, 2015 Posted on Dec 31

As part of the new Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code, which goes into effect on January 1, 2015, self service users of gas pumps in Massachusetts may have the opportunity to click on a clip that will make it unnecessary to continuously hold the lever of   …Continue Reading Hold-Open Gas Clips are Legal in Massachusetts on January 1, 2015