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  • Home Care Workers are Entitled to Overtime Pay in Massachusetts

    Jun 4, 2012

    In Massachusetts home care workers are entitled to overtime pay under state law.  As such, companions and caregivers for the elderly or infirm are entitled to time and a half after forty hours.  The  Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development’s website has a short article discussing how home care workers are entitled to overtime pay. In Massachusetts, home care companions and caregivers are not exempt from the overtime provisions of state law.  They are also entitled to be paid minimum wage and to take an unpaid half hour meal break after six hours of work.  A meal break means

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  • Massachusetts Overtime Pay and Triple Damages

    Oct 26, 2011

    Most Massachusetts employees are entitled to overtime pay after working forty hours in a work week.  Under Massachusetts law,  all employees must be paid time and a half for any hours worked over forty hours in one week, unless the employee is exempt from the the overtime requirement.  There are certain professionals who,  depending upon their salary and job duties, may not be entitled to overtime pay.   If these employees meet the requirements of  an executive, administrative, professional, computer professional or outside sales employee exemption, they would not be entitled to

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  • What Massachusetts Employees Need to Know About Overtime Pay

    Aug 12, 2011

     Most employees are entitled to overtime pay after working forty hours in one week unless they are employees exempt from overtime laws, such as certain professionals and executives.  For a list of those employees exempt from overtime in Massachusetts, you can look at the law here.  M.G.L. c.  151§ 1A.   There are a few odd exceptions to the overtime law.  For instance, child actors aren’t entitled to overtime.  Why not? Ask the Massachusetts legislature that one.   Drivers and helpers on trucks aren’t entitled to overtime either, which doesn’t make sense.  You

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  • Massachusetts Overtime Pay Claims

    Jul 1, 2011

    How do Massachusetts employees know if they are entitled to overtime pay and what can they do if they don’t receive it?  Many employees who are entitled to receive overtime pay do not receive it because their employer is under the misconception that the company doesn’t have to pay overtime if the employee is paid a salary.  In some instances, companies are not paying overtime in order to increase profitability and/or competitiveness in the marketplace. Massachusetts law requires that most hourly and salaried employees receive one and one half times their regular rate of pay for all hour

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  • Welcome: Massachusetts Employment Blog

    Jun 8, 2010

    Welcome and thank you for visiting our Massachusetts employment  blog. We are Boston employment lawyers, located on Beacon Hill.  We represent individual employees in workplace matters.  We handle sexual harassment, age discrimination, racial discrimination and other discrimination cases.  Our firm has successfully recovered overtime pay, wages, tips and commissions for employees.  We represent executives and other professionals who are transitioning out of their jobs.  We have successfully resolved glass ceiling and failure to promote cases.  We represent individuals in biotechnology,

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