Most hourly and salaried employees in Massachusetts must be paid one and one-half times their regular hourly rate for all hours worked over 40 in one week. Professional, executive and administrative employees are exempt from overtime, as are approximately 20 other classifications of workers.
If you have questions about whether overtime applies to a specific job, and have reviewed the exemptions detailed in Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 151 sec. 1A, please contact the Regional Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General nearest you. The exemptions under federal law are different.
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