Month: June 2012

Massachusetts Overtime Claims and Exemptions

There are two overtime laws that apply to Massachusetts employees: the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and the Massachusetts Overtime Law. There is a lot on the web about the federal law, but this posting will mainly be about the…

Wage Forfeiture and Valid Set-Offs in Massachusetts

Generally, any contractual provision that requires an employee to forfeit earned wages is a “special contract” prohibited by the Massachusetts Wage Act, M.G.L. c. 149, ยง 148. As the Attorney General has put it, “an employer may not enter into…