Massachusetts Notices (Posting) laws & HR compliance analysis

Massachusetts Notices (Posting): What you need to know

Massachusetts requires that all employers post several notices in the workplace informing employees of their rights and obligations under various employment laws. The notices must be placed conspicuously and in enough places to be easily seen by employees as they enter and exit the workplace and, in some cases, where they can be seen by applicants for employment.
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Many of these posters may be obtained from the state's Department of Labor at http://www.mass.gov.
Overview. Detailed discussion is provided below on selected, broadly applicable state employment poster and notice requirements.
Please note that additional poster and notice requirements and best practices may apply, particularly in industrial workplaces, healthcare and educational facilities, and other workplaces with unique or specific needs.
Child labor. Employers of minors are required to post a notice stating, for each shift, the maximum daily hours each employee is required or permitted to work, the beginning and ending hours of work, and the daily meal periods. The notice must be posted in every room in which minors are employed, and it may not be changed after the beginning of work on the first day of the week without the written consent of the attorney general (MA Gen. Laws Ch. 149 Sec. 56, Sec. 74, Sec. 75).
Discrimination. Covered employers, including contractors on public works, must post a notice explaining the provisions of the Fair Employment Practices Act (MA Gen. Laws Ch. 151B Sec. 7). A copy of the poster can be downloaded at http://www.mass.gov/mcad.
Domestic Violence Victim Leave. Under the Act Relative to Domestic Violence, public and private employers with more than 50 employees must allow workers ...

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