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Massachusetts Law About Employment

Web Sources for Employment Law in General

For specific topics, see list above.

Attorney General's Guide to Workplace Rights and Responsibilities, Mass. Attorney General. Brochure covers "many of the laws regulating the workplace, including the payment of wages, overtime, minimum wage, prevailing wage and youth employment laws," with references to Mass. General Laws.

Create Your Own Employee Handbook, Nolo, 2013. Book includes sample language for hours, policies, behavior, anti-discrimination and much more. Requires Library Card for access.

Dealing with Problem Employees: A Legal Guide, Nolo, 2013. Includes information on complaints, dispute resolution, firing and more. Requires Library Card for access.

The Employer's Legal Handbook, Nolo, 2013. Includes information on hiring, employee benefits, illegal discrimination, termination and more. Requires Library Card for access.

Employment Law Guide: A Practical Guide to Understanding Massachusetts Employment Law. Boston Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, 2007. Designed to help "employers and employees in understanding their rights and obligations in the workplace."

Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws, Nolo, 2013. Includes information on ADA, FMLA, COBRA, OSHA and more. Requires Library Card for access.

Essential Guide to Workplace Investigations: How to Handle Employee Complaints and Problems, Nolo, 2012. Part I covers how to get started, Part II leads you through particular types of investigations, such as theft, sexual harassment and more. Requires Library Card for access.

I'm an employer. What posters do I need and how do I get them?, Mass. Trial Court Law Libraries.

"Magic" Numbers: When Growing Businesses Become Covered Under Federal and State Employment Laws, Smaller Business Association of New England. This archived copy of a page from 2005 explains what laws apply as your business grows from zero employees, to six, then fifteen, twenty, fifty and finally one hundred. While it is dated, it includes references to applicable Massachusetts and federal laws.

Manager's Legal Handbook, Nolo, 2011. Covers hiring, compensation and hours, discrimination, time off, privacy, health and safety, and unions. Requires Library Card for access.

Performance Appraisal Handbook, Nolo, 2007. Provides guidance in establishing and conducting performance appraisals, with forms and checklists. Requires Library Card for access.

Your Rights in the Workplace, Nolo, 2010. Includes information on health insurance, wages, privacy rights, discrimination, unemployment, unions, immigration issues and more. Requires Library Card for access.

Print Sources

Employee Handbooks: Everything You Need to Know to Keep You Out of Trouble, Lorman Education Services, 2008.

Employment Law for Business Lawyers and In-House Counsel, MCLE, 2008.

Massachusetts Employment Law, MCLE, 2 v. loose-leaf.

Massachusetts Practice v.45 (Employment Law), 2d ed. Thomson West, 2003 with supplement.

Practical Tips for Negotiating and Settling an Employment Case, MCLE, 2009.