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Labor panel endorses 5 workplace bills

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Two bills aimed at bolstering the state's gender pay equity law and strengthening protections for pregnant women in the workplace were among five pieces of legislation advanced through the committee...

Mass. pay equity bill up for committee vote

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Lawmakers plan to move Wednesday on legislation aimed at strengthening the state's gender pay equity law, which would free up private sector workers to share information on salaries without fear of...

Orders for durable goods rebound

New orders for durable goods in the United States rebounded in June after two consecutive months of decreases, helped by a big jump in orders for transportation equipment, especially civilian...

Call goes out to close gender wage gap

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Expressing confidence that the issue will be addressed this legislative session, about two dozen legislators joined a variety of women's rights groups Tuesday to eliminate the wage gap for women and...

AG, treasurer push work protections for pregnancies

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A bill that would strengthen protections for pregnant women in the workplace and allow for reasonable accommodations has the support of Treasurer Deb Goldberg and Attorney General Maura Healey.

Mass. officials: Jobless rates in Worcester, elsewhere rise from May to June

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The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) reported Tuesday that seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates increased from May to June in 22 areas in the state, and declined in...

Mass. unemployment rate holds to seven-year low

The Bay State's unemployment rate held at 4.6 percent in June, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) reported Thursday.

Mass auto repair shops, insurers battle over rates

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Auto body repair shop owners pleaded with lawmakers on Tuesday to intervene and force insurance companies to pay higher hourly rates, a move the insurance industry ridiculed as a "step backward" from...

Report: U.S. job vacancy duration at a record

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U.S. employers are taking more time than ever to fill a record number of job openings, according to a report issued Thursday, in a fresh indication of tightening labor market conditions.

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