The best employee handbook for Massachusetts businesses

If you have employees in Massachusetts, there up to 18different employment policies that may be required by state and federal law. SixFifty teamed up with the top employment law firm in the nation to teach a computer to write employment policies like a lawyer would. The result: over 50 policies that account for the law in Massachusetts and every U.S. state. All customized to your business.

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Massachusetts Required Policies

Depending on how many employees you have, and in which cities, you may be required by law to have these policies. To find out more, book a demo with SixFifty.

FMLA Policy
(separate state and federal policies)

This policy explains the leave that is permitted under the FMLA and applicable state FMLA laws.

Parental Leave Policy


This provision allows employees to take leave for pregnancy, childbirth, adoption, and foster placement.

Voting Leave Policy

This policy allows employees to take paid time off to vote if they do not have sufficient time outside of working hours to vote.

EEO and Anti-Discrimination Policy

This policy indicates that your company does not discriminate or tolerate harassment.

Jury Duty Leave Policy
(separate state and federal policies)

This policy allows employees to take leave when serving on a jury or attending jury selection.

Meal and Rest Break Policy


This policy sets forth the meal and rest breaks that your company provides to non-exempt employees.

Overtime Policy

 

This policy indicates that only non-exempt employees qualify for overtime pay in accordance with applicable law.

Domestic Violence Victim Leave Policy

This policy allows employees who are the victims of domestic violence or sexual assault to take unpaid leave.

Holidays Leave Policy


This provision allows your company to indicate which paid holidays your company observes.

Military Leave Policy
 

This policy allows employees to take unpaid, job-protected leave during active military duty.

Paid Time Off and Vacation Policy


This policy outlines when and how much paid time off employees receive each year as part of their employment.

Witness Duty Leave Policy

This policy allows employees to take leave to appear in court or any other investigative proceedings.

Paid Sick Leave Policy
 

This policy describes when and how much sick leave employees receive as part of their employment.

Volunteer Firefighter an Emergency Medical Technician Leave Policy

This policy allows employees to take unpaid leave to perform volunteer emergency duties.

Sexual Harassment Policy

This policy states that your company is committed to maintaining a workplace free from sexual harassment.

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Employment Policies you need, all customizable

Every employment policy under the sun, catered to all 50 states, and customizable to your business. It's the best set of employment documents for 2021, hands down.

Arbitration Policy

This policy indicates that any dispute related to an employee’s employment will be settled by arbitration.

Employment of Relatives Policy

This policy is for when relatives of employees may be eligible for employment at the company.

Off-Duty Use of Facilities Policy

This policy provides that employees may not be on or use company premises or facilities while not on duty.

Outside Employment Policy

This policy explains the requirements for taking second jobs and the conflicts of interest that may arise.

Punctuality and Attendance Policy

This policy states that employees are expected to report to work on time and remain at work for their entire workday.

Telecommuting Policy

This policy explains the company’s rules on working from home or a satellite location as part of their employment.

Temporary Relocation Policy

This policy requires employees to notify your company if they plan to work from a different location.

Timekeeping Policy

This policy indicates that non-exempt employees must keep accurate time records of the time worked.

Technology Systems Policy

This policy states that everything created on the company’s tech systems is the property of your company.

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At-Will Employment Policy

This policy specifies that a company may terminate an employee’s employment at any time for any reason.

Company Property Policy

This policy outlines the rules by which employees can use company property for a business purpose.

Crime Victim Leave Policy

This policy allows employees who are the victims of crimes to take unpaid leave to participate in the legal process.

Dress Code Policy

This policy specifies appropriate dress and grooming for company employees at work and while working from home.

Employee Benefits Policy

This policy allows your company to indicate which insurance benefits it offers to eligible employees.

Payment of Wages Policy

This policy describes how often employees are paid as part of their employment with the company.

Salary Pay Policy

This policy explains that salaries are intended to pay for all hours worked during each pay period.

Social Media Policy

This policy explains the company’s rules for the use of social media, including when social media can be used at work.

Workplace Violence Policy

This policy indicates that your company has no tolerance for acts and threats of violence among employees.

Bereavement Leave Policy

This policy allows employees to take unpaid leave upon the death of certain family members. 

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy

This policy explains that your company prohibits being impaired by drugs or alcohol at work. 

Gifts Policy

This policy prohibits employees from accepting gifts from anyone doing business with the company.

Health and Safety Policy

This policy describes health and safety protocols that employees must follow, including for COVID.

Lactation Accommodation Policy

This policy states that employees may request lactation and/or breastfeeding accommodations.

Payroll Deductions Policy

This policy provides that your company must withhold taxes as part of their employment.

Solicitation of Literature Policy

This policy states that employees may not solicit or distribute written materials for any cause during work time.

Workers' Compensation Policy

This policy explains that your company provides insurance for employees in case of work-related injuries.

Work Schedules Policy

This policy sets forth your company’s regular work days and work hours as part of employment.

Expense Reimbursement Policy

This policy outlines the company’s process for the reimbursement of business-related expenses.

Confidentiality/Trade Secrets Policy

This policy states that employees must safeguard the company’s confidential information.

Employee References Policy

This policy indicates that all requests for references must be directed to Human Resources. 

Immigration Law Compliance Policy

This policy stipulates that all employees must complete and sign the verification form required by federal law.

Medical Donor Leave Policy

This policy allows employees to take paid leave to serve as an organ or bone marrow donor.

Protected Activity Not Prohibited
This policy explains that nothing in the handbook prohibits employees from engaging in certain protected activities.
School Leave Policy

This policy allows employees who are parents to take unpaid leave to participate in school activities.

Electronic Devices While Driving Policy

This policy explains that employees are required to comply with applicable laws while driving.

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