Does This Law Apply to My Organization in Massachusetts?

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Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

Below are some of the most significant employment-related Massachusetts laws applying to private employers and which employers must comply with each law. Be aware that there are other laws an employer might need to follow that are not listed here.

Law1 Covered Employers2
Earned Sick Time Law All employers
Fair Employment Practices Act (Chapter 151B) Employers with six or more employees
Massachusetts continuation coverage (mini-COBRA) law Employers with two to 19 employees
Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA) All employers
Massachusetts Smoke-Free Workplace Law Most employers with an enclosed workplace
Parental Leave Act (PLA) Employers with six or more employees
Personnel Records Law All employers
Small Necessities Leave Act (SNLA) Employers with 50 or more employees
Temporary Workers Right to Know Law Staffing agencies

1Laws link to primary coverage on; the law may be addressed in other places on as well.
2Where "All employers" is listed, there may still be limited exceptions, such as agricultural employers or employers that employ only family members.