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In Massachusetts, like anywhere else, employment plays a main role in people’s lives. Employment is a vital part of society and Massachusetts labor laws equalize the bargaining power between employer and employees in order to maintain a balance and satisfying environment for society.

Union affiliation of employed wage and s

Beginning in January 2003, data reflect revised population controls used in the household survey. Data refer to the sole or principal job of full- and part-time workers exluded are all self-employed workers regardless of whether in Massachusetts
Total Employed 2003. 2,925
Total Members of unions 416
Percent of Employed 14.2
Total Employed Represented by Unions 454
Persent Total Employed 2004 15.5
Total Employed 2004. 2,920
Total Members of unions 393
Percent of Employed 13.5
Total Employed Represented by Unions 430
Persent of Total Employed 2004 14.7

Source: U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics

Labor laws in Massachusetts primarily regulate the relationship between employers and unions and grant employees the rights to engage in certain activities, such as strikes, to have their demands fulfilled. Massachusetts workers rely on labor laws to rectify unfair employment practices. Our Massachusetts labor law lawyers have dealt with various cases protecting each worker's and employer’s rights in order to maintain a fair relationship between both parties.

Our Massachusetts labor law lawyers specialize in all aspects of labor law and possess solid knowledge concerning:

  • Arbitration / grievances / mediation
  • Business immigration
  • Collective bargaining
  • Discrimination law
  • Employment agreements
  • Employment class action defense
  • Employment counseling
  • Employment litigation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Labor relations
  • Occupational safety & health
  • Strike support
  • Supervisor training
  • Workplace security
  • Wrongful discharge

Maintaining an equal and fair employee/employer relationship should be in everybody’s interest. If you have any questions, or if you are concerned that one of your rights as a Massachusetts worker or employer has been violated, contact one of our Massachusetts labor law lawyers immediately.

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Massachusetts Audio

Labor Dept. Expands Overtime Laws

AUDIO, RM, 44Kbps, 4:09, 4/20/2004

The Bush administration releases new rules governing which employees have the right to receive overtime pay. While not as far-reaching as some lawmakers had desired, the central revision raises the threshold for overtime from workers earning $65,000 to those making $100,000.
Source: NPR


News about Labor Law cases in Massachusetts and nationwide:

Lawmakers Move to Hold Labor Law Violators Accountable

U.S. Representatives Rosa L. DeLauro (Conn.-3) and George Miller (Calif.-7) today introduced legislation to stop the advance notice policy before t... Read more >

2005 Labor Budget Will Enhance Labor Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON—U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) officials said today they will continue to focus on targeted enforcement and on compliance assistance to ... Read more >

Judgment For $410,000 In Back Wages

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that it has filed a consent judgment and order with the U.S. District Court, Eastern Distri... Read more >

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Employment Topics

  • Collective Bargaining
  • Discrimination law
  • Employment Agreements
  • Employment Litigation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Labor relations
  • Mediation
  • Occupational safety & health
  • Strike Support
  • Wrongful Discharge

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Employment Terms

Economic strike

Economic strikes are not a ground for terminating participating employees and they result when employees strike after a stalemate in negotiations over a contract with management.

Child Labor Law

This law states what types of jobs children may work and what type of work they can not do.


Money earned on stock holdings; usually, it represents a share of profits paid in proportion to the share of ownership.

More Labor Law Terms