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EEO - Affirmative Action: Massachusetts

EEO - Affirmative Action requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Daniel J. Blake and Justin M. Sheldon, LeClairRyan


  • Massachusetts affirmative action law imposes upon state government contractors an obligation to commit to purchase materials and services from businesses owned by certain classes of individuals. See Affirmative Action in Massachusetts.
  • Employers should be aware that the City of Boston also has unique hiring requirements affecting construction projects. See Boston Residents Jobs Policy.