Employee Classification: Massachusetts

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Authors: Lisa Stephanian Burton and Peter J. Mee, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Summary

  • Massachusetts' overtime and minimum wage exemptions, while similar to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in many respects, are not identical. See Minimum Wage Exemptions and Overtime Exemptions.
  • Where state law is silent on an exemption, federal precedent will be used to instruct on the potential exemption. See Role of Federal Precedent.