From the Introduction to the Guide:
"This Guide is intended to answer questions about applications, eligibility, benefits, and appeals in the unemployment insurance (UI) process, which in Massachusetts is operated by the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA). It contains citations to…
Materials from the March 2, 2023 MLRI /MCLE Basic Benefits training series on Unemployment Insurance.
BBT UI Agenda (pdf)
BBT Faculty Bios (pdf)
2023 UI power point slides (ppt)
UI Q&A (pdf)
See also the Unemployment Advocacy Guide.
The charts below set forth the annual, monthly and weekly 2023 Federal Poverty Guidelines (based on HHS thresholds). In addition, the annual, monthly and weekly 115% of poverty, 125% of poverty, 187.5%, 200% of poverty and 300% of poverty amounts are listed. Finally, you…
Board of Review -- Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development
The Massachusetts Department of Labor and Workforce Development is now publishing selected BOR decisions online.
As of 2017, all BOR decisions in a year are posted at this link: https://www.mass.gov/board-of-review-public-records
As of 2013, selected BOR decisions were posted…
Worker Centers in Massachusetts (a non-exhaustive list)
Worker centers are community-based organizations that provide, among many things, organizing support for low wage workers. They are often the only support/friend/ally that immigrant workers have, especially recent arrivals.
See this press release with information about the initiative: https://www.mass.gov/news/ag-healey-announces-initiative-to-raise-awareness-about-labor-trafficking
Learn the signs of labor trafficking
If you believe you are a victim of trafficking or to file a report, call the…
Disaster Unemployment Assistance, U.S. Department of Labor
The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program provides unemployment benefits to individuals who have become unemployed as a direct result of a Presidentially declared major disaster. Learn more by clicking the "Go to Website" button below.
This project provides information and referrals to Massachusetts workers with employment civil rights issues. Click the "Go to Website" link below to access information on the following topics:
I've lost my job. What do I do now?
Brazilian Immigrant Center: Domestic Worker Law and Policy Clinic and Northeastern University School of Law
From the introduction to the manual:
This manual’s purpose is to educate domestic workers and their employers in Massachusetts about their legal rights and obligations. Domestic workers are often unaware of their workplace rights; similarly, many employers of domestic workers are…