Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws: An Introduction
We are beginning a series where we delve into the different laws that are addressed in the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, and hopefully help you avoid mistakes that can be detrimental to your business. This act details exactly how to calculate your employee’s compensation, and what you can and can’t do regarding overtime payments. In addition to this federal act, Massachusetts has additional laws that include specifics and exceptions. While owners think they can save a few bucks but avoid paying overtime, it could possibly cause them thousands of dollars in damages. Not only can you be sued, but there can be criminal punishments that can be as severe as one year in prison. This blog series is designed to help you ensure that your business is complying with all the relevant laws to avoid any possible repercussions.