Employee Classification: Massachusetts
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Lisa Stephanian Burton and Peter J. Mee, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
- 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.