Wage Act & Overtime

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Massachusetts law provides strong protection for prompt payment of fair wages, including overtime. Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 151 Section 1A requires payment of 1 1/2 times regular rate of pay for all hours over 40 worked per week.  An employer may not "shift hours" or give "comp time" in lieu of paying overtime wages.

An employer may not make unauthorized deductions from your wages. Income tax deductions ("withholding"), health insurance and retirement deductions are authorized by employee's written signature. Deductions for "meals," "damages,"
or "equipment" are unlawful unless authorized by the employee.

If you have been denied fair wages (including minimum wages, overtime or vacation pay) or had your wages decreased by unauthorized "deductions," contact the Law Office of Barbara L. Horan for a no-cost inital consultation regarding your claim.

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