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Massachusetts Law About Minimum Wage

Massachusetts Minimum Wage is $8.00

NOTE: There are many circumstances in which different wages may be paid. See links below for more information.

Massachusetts Laws

MGL c.151 Minimum Fair Wages

St.2014, c.144 New! Minimum Wage increases to:


455 CMR 2 Minimum Wage

29 CFR Part 541 Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees. "White Collar'' exemptions from minimum wage laws.

Other Web Sources

Attorney General's Guide to Workplace Rights and Responsibilities, Mass. Attorney General. Brochure covers "many of the laws regulating the workplace, including minimum wage," with references to Mass. General Laws.

Can tipped employees be paid less than the minimum wage?, Mass. Trial Court Law Libraries.

Massachusetts Minimum Wage Poster, Mass. Attorney General.

Minimum Wage and Overtime FAQs, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. Answers common questions about minimum wage and overtime.

Minimum Wage Program, Division of Occupational Safety. This agency is responsible for administering the minimum wage program and so the site includes information on obtaining opinion letters and minimum wage waivers.

Print Sources

Hot Topics Under the FLSA and State Wage and Hours Laws and the Latest Litigation (Audio CD), ABA, 2007.

Massachusetts Wage and Hours Handbook, MCLE, 2008.