Massachusetts HR and Employment Law

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Access key resources that help private employers in Massachusetts stay apprised of HR and employment law developments, obtain insights on how the developments compare to related Federal requirements, and customize tools to comply with state and municipal requirements. All are available to XpertHR subscribers; explore them here! You may wish to start with the following state-specific resources:

You can access the full Massachusetts Employment Law Manual (over 50 state-specific reference resources) and Employee Handbook templates (over 20 state-specific handbook policy templates) below, as well as view key state and municipal deadlines, additional state-specific resources and links to key municipal coverage.

XpertHR's Legal Timetable helps you keep track of key compliance dates in Massachusetts, as well as other states and municipalities:

January 1, 2018: Massachusetts Increases Employer Medical Assistance Contribution, Adds New Tax for Employees Choosing Public Health Care

January 1, 2018: Massachusetts Final Regulations Implement Supplemental Employer Medical Assistance Contributions

April 1, 2018: Massachusetts Enacts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

July 1, 2018: Massachusetts Expands Equal Pay Law

Expected December 2018: Massachusetts Enacts Employer Health Care Coverage Form Requirements

Employee Handbooks

Create or update your Massachusetts Handbook with XpertHR's comprehensive state-specific handbook statements. The Massachusetts Employee Handbook Table of Contents links to all available handbook statements, including:

Parental Leave Handbook Statement: Massachusetts

Sexual and Other Unlawful Harassment Handbook Statement: Massachusetts

Small Necessities Leave Handbook Statement: Massachusetts

Sunday Work - Retail Employees Handbook Statement [8+ Employees]: Massachusetts

Veterans Day and Memorial Day Leave for Veterans Handbook Statement [50+ Employees]: Massachusetts

Additional Resources

Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) Model Policy

May Massachusetts employers ask job applicants about their criminal histories?

Municipality Coverage

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