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Working on Sundays and Holidays ("Blue Laws") The Massachusetts Blue Laws control hours of operation for certain businesses and require some businesses to pay extra compensation (known as "premium pay") on Sundays and some legal holidays. These laws are enforced by the Attorney General's Office.

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9 Massachusetts "Blue Laws" That Are Technically Still On

1. Author: Dina Fantegrossi
Published: Feb 12, 2018
Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins
2. Kissing in public. Personally, I wouldn't mind if this one still applied!
3. Being "idle" like "common coasters, unprofitable fowlers, and tobacco takers" I wonder what the Puritans would make of our new Marijuana laws?
4. Paying to attend or participate in an unlicensed Sunday sporting event. Since professional and college sports are "licensed," I suppose this would only apply to pick-up games and kiddie events
5. Yelling profanities at a participant or official at a sporting event -- unless you're younger than 16. To be safe, have your minor children yell profanities on your behalf.
6. Frightening a pigeon. The law reads, in part, “Whoever wilfully kills pigeons upon, or frightens them from, beds which have been made for the purpose of taking them in nets”
7. Wearing bone lace, gold or silver buttons, silk scarves, or hoods worth more than "200 pounds" Liberace would have had a hard time putting on a show in colonial Massachusetts!
8. Giving beer to hospital patients. You would think this would go without saying, but based on an Instagram search, drunken patients are still a problem today!
9. Making or selling candy containing more than 1% alcohol. Thank goodness this isn't enforced - booze and chocolate go together like peas and carrots!
10. Checking into a hotel under an assumed name. I hope Mark Twain remembered to sign in as Samuel Clemmons on his visits to the Bay State! Do you have a favorite Blue Law that I missed?

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MassachusettsBlue Laws” Blues EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE T he term blue laws refers to laws that restrict certain activities on Sundays and, in some states such as Massachusetts, holidays. In Massachusetts, those laws are set forth in a complex statutory framework that can be difficult to interpret and that causes much confusion among employ-ers.

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Blue Laws By State 2021. Blue laws are laws designed to restrict certain activities on Sundays (or other specific days) for religious reasons to observe a day of worship or rest. Blue laws also may ban shopping or ban the sale of specific items on …

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Posts tagged "blue laws" Nov 25 2015. 0. “Most retail stores may not open on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day, and Massachusetts law specifies the limited categories of establishments that may open on those holidays. Toll Free: 1-800-445-8989 (within Mass. only)

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Blue laws, or Sunday closing laws, refer to statutes that restrict certain activities on the Christian Sabbath. By the end of the 19th century, nearly every state had at least some law prohibiting certain activities on Sunday. The 1960s saw the beginning of push to repeal these laws in favor of commerce, although a few still remain on the books.

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Abstract. The author uses the Massachusetts Sunday Closing Laws as they existed in November of 1976 as a vehicle for examining police discretion and its relationship to the rule of law. During the 1976 Christmas season many Massachusetts retailers open/v defied the Sunday Closing Laws (Blue Laws) by opening their stores.

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204 CMR 4.00: Prohibition of certain practices. 204 CMR 5.00: Ship chandlers. 204 CMR 6.00: Price posting (wholesalers) 204 CMR 9.00: Retail sale of malt beverages in kegs. 204 CMR 10.00: Discrimination by club licensees. 204 CMR 19.00: Ship regulation. 204 CMR 7.00: Special licenses. 204 CMR 20: Payment of a fine in lieu of suspension.

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If you go to Boston.com you can find examples of behavior prohibited by colonial-era blue laws that are still on the books in Massachusetts – among them, kissing in public, wearing gold buttons

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Massachusetts Alcohol Laws: Learn The Law – Avoid Problems! Massachusetts alcohol laws penalize a first offense with a fine of up to $5,000. Also jail for 90 days to 2 1/2 years and license suspension for one year. A second offense brings a fine of $5,000 to $10,000. Also jail for six months to 2 1/2 years or prison for three to five years.

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Content tagged with blue laws. Massachusetts Fair and Safe Labor Practices Posted on Aug 20. Every Massachusetts employee is entitled to workplace …

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On November 7, 1933, the referendum on the Blue Laws passed in Philadelphia and it became law. [66] [67] Regarding alcohol, wines and spirits are to be sold only in the state owned Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores, where all prices must remain the same throughout the state (county sales tax may cause the price to differ slightly).

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History of Blue Sky Laws . The term "blue sky law" is said to have originated in the early 1900s, gaining widespread use when a Kansas Supreme Court justice declared his desire to protect

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Blue laws were once widespread throughout the country and are thought to date back to Colonial times, although some of the current …

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Recent attacks on blue laws — which have been in place since '93 — have raised questions about whether the policy is still necessary

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Since 2007, blue laws were enacted and resulted in stores closing on the 13 state holidays in Poland - these are both religious and secular days of rest. In 2014, an initiative by the Law and Justice party failed to pass the reading in the Sejm to ban trading on Sundays and state holidays. However, since 2018, the ruling government and the President of Poland has signed a law

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The laws that allow for uncontrolled lot rent increases and for unreasonable rules and regulations create a unique and over-powerful flaw in the authority given to mobile home park owners. As a start, what is needed are state and nation-wide laws that protect and preserve home ownership for seniors in mobile home parks.

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What are the blue laws in massachusetts?

Although the infamous Blue Laws are more than 340 years old, many still remain on the books. Luckily for us, most have been ruled unconstitutional and are no longer enforced. These days, Massachusetts' “Blue Laws" basically refer to the restrictions businesses must impose on Sundays and holidays.

What is another name for blue laws?

This article is about the generic use of the term "blue laws". For early Colony of Connecticut laws, see Blue Laws (Connecticut). Blue laws, also known as Sunday laws, Sunday trade laws and Sunday closing laws, are laws restricting or banning certain activities on specified days, usually Sundays in the western world.

Do blue laws still exist today?

Both labour unions and trade associations have historically supported the legislation of blue laws. Most blue laws have been repealed in the United States, although some states ban the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sundays and many states ban selling cars on Sundays.

Are massachusetts alcohol laws worth the trouble?

That is, nothing. Instead, it can be worse than worthless. Not to mention, it can actually mislead you. Massachusetts alcohol laws are especially confusing and sometimes inconsistent. Many people describe them as impossible to understand. So always get advice about Massachusetts alcohol laws from an expert.

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