Massachusetts law regulates the health, welfare, and conditions of employment of homeworkers and limits the types of businesses that may employ homeworkers (MA Gen. Laws Ch. 149 Sec. 143et seq.).
Federal law. Employers should remember that federal law also regulates homework. Employers that are covered by both laws must comply with both laws.
The Massachusetts law covers any employer that, directly or indirectly, furnishes another person with materials or articles to be manufactured or worked on in a home, which are then to be returned to the employer. Materials that are for the personal use of the employer or a member of the employer's family are exempt.