What You Need To Know

Discover your rights and protections regarding wages, overtime, and employee classification. If you've faced unpaid overtime or workplace violations, contact Josephson Dunlap for expert representation and guidance.

Unravel the complexities of labor regulations and ensure fair treatment in your workplace.


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Massachusetts Minimum Wage Laws

As of January 1, 2023, the minimum wage in Massachusetts is $15.00 per hour. Tipped employees must be paid at least $6.75 per hour, provided that their tips bring them up to the full minimum wage.


Meal & Rest Breaks

In Massachusetts, employees are entitled to a 30-minute meal break if they work more than six hours during a calendar day. This break may be unpaid, and employees must be free of all duties and free to leave the workplace during this time.

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Filing Claims

In Massachusetts, the statute of limitations for filing unpaid overtime wage claims is three years from the date of the alleged violation. Employees must file their claims within this period to seek compensation for unpaid overtime wages.


Massachusetts Overtime Pay Laws

In Massachusetts, non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime pay of 1.5 times their regular hourly rate for hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek. This requirement aligns with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and applies to both private and public sector employees.

Wage and Hour Laws

Protections for workers

Massachusetts wage and hour laws ensure that workers are paid for all hours worked and receive overtime when working over 40 hours in a workweek. Additionally, these laws provide protections such as earned sick time, meal breaks, and the right to know details about one's employment.