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Overtime: Massachusetts

Overtime requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Amanda K. Karras and David B. Wilson, Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP

Summary

  • Massachusetts computes overtime compensation in the manner provided for in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), with limited exceptions. See Computing Overtime.
  • Massachusetts employers must provide overtime pay for employees who work on Sundays and certain legal holidays. See Overtime Pay for Sundays, Holidays.