Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Some New Massachusetts Laws in Effect for 2008

Massachusetts Law Updates , the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries blog, has provided a helpful reminder of some new laws now in effect in Massachusetts for 2008, including a Massachusetts minimum wage law of $8 (the highest in the country) and penalties for those who don't buy health insurance although deemed to be able to afford it:

"New Laws for 2008
Effective today:

The minimum wage is now $8.00!

Stores must start selling fire-safe cigarettes (but they can deplete their existing inventories first)

Monthly penalties begin to accrue every month for failure to have health insurance

Adoptees born from today forward may have access to their original birth certificates at age 18 (their adoptive parents may have access before they turn 18)

Happy new year!"

For information about Massachusetts divorce and family law, see the Massachusetts Divorce & Family Law Page of my law firm website.

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