Massachusetts Overtime Pay Law
Employers in Massachusetts must conform with these state rules regarding overtime pay for employees.
In Massachusetts, for a workweek in excess of 40 hours, employees must be paid one and one-half times their regular rate.
Tipped employees must be paid one and one-half times the applicable minimum wage rate.
Exemptions From the General Overtime Provision
The following are exempt from the overtime pay requirements:
- janitors with living quarters who earn a minimum amount per week
- caddies and newspaper carriers
- certain executives or executive trainees
- outside salespersons
- apprentices and learners
- switchboard operators in a public exchange
- motor vehicle drivers under the Interstate Commerce Commission
- seasonal employees
- certain persons who work in motels, restaurants, nonprofit summer camps, garages, amusement parks, hospitals, homes for the aged
- nonprofit school employees
- common carriers licensed and regulated by Massachusetts
- farm laborers
- child actors or performers
- employers exempt from state minimum wage requirements