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Working Overtime and Not Being Paid? It’s Probably Illegal

Are you working overtime and not being paid time-and-a-half? For most workers in Massachusetts, that’s illegal. Massachusetts has strict laws on who is exempt from overtime. In most cases, if you are paid by the hour and your employer can direct how and when you...

How the Massachusetts Small Necessities Leave Act Protects Employees

Federal law protects employees under the Family and Medical Leave Act, but Massachusetts gives employees special additional protections under what is called the Small Necessities Leave Act (the SNLA). What does the SNLA do? It grants an FMLA-eligible employee a total of 24 hours of unpaid...

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Not Getting Minimum Wage in Massachusetts?

Minimum wage in Massachusetts is $8.00 per hour, although in some cases, such as employees who work on tips the hourly rate is $2.63 per hour. If you have looked at your paystubs and compared what you earn to the amount you are paid, and it...

What to Do if Your Employer Doesn’t Pay You Overtime

There are strict laws in Massachusetts about when employees must be paid overtime. Employees have to be paid overtime in the amount of 1.5x their regular hourly rate for each our above 40 hours per week. For example, if someone earns $10.00 per hour and...