Connecting the Dots–New MA Labor Law Poster Requirements

Staying in Compliance with required Labor Law Posters

Welcome to 2016
Massachusetts has changed numerous laws effective January 2016
This necessitates updates to the Labor Law Poster which every Mass employer with W-2 employees is required to post in a conspicuous place in their office.
ConnectPay clients can purchase posters from us, or download all of the components from our RealHR website which is provided to all clients for FREE.
For those of you not with ConnectPay, here’s the info you need:

Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws (Effective 01/2016)

The Massachusetts Fair Labor Division updated the Wage & Hour Laws posting.
Effective January 1, 2016, the minimum wage will increase to $10.00 per hour and $3.35 per hour for wait staff, service employees, and service bartenders who receive more than $20.00 a month in tips.
The provisions on travel time and reporting pay have been removed from the posting and replaced with a provision for earned sick time and non-discrimination and equal pay.
The Earned Sick Time provision provides that all employees have the right to earn up to forty (40) hours of sick time in a year (earned at 1 hour for every 30 hours worked). Sick time is paid if employers have 11 or more employees and may be unpaid if employers have 10 or fewer employees.
The Non-Discrimination and Equal Pay provision provides that employers may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, age, ancestry, disability, or veteran or active military status.
The Fair Labor Hotline hours have been changed from 9 am – 5 pm to 10 am – 4 pm.
The updated posting further provides that the Massachusetts wage and hour laws apply to workers regardless of immigration status, including undocumented workers.
A revision date has also been added.
As a Compliance First payroll company, ConnectPay wants to help you to make sure that you are in compliance with Federal and State rules.
Particularly if you are doing payroll on your own, we offer a FREE REVIEW of your payroll administration to identify any areas you may not be in compliance with.
Contact me for YOUR FREE REVIEW now!

Mitchell Zucker 

2352 Main Street, Suite 303
Concord, Ma 01742
978-450-2900 voice
978-319-4104 fax
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