New Minimum Wage Regulations

By William Sleight   February 3, 2015

The minimum wage in Massachusetts increased to $9.00 an hour as of January 1, 2015.

The law, amending M.G.L. Ch.151, also includes increases in the minimum service rate payable to tipped employees, and exemptions for seasonal camp counselors and counselor trainees. New regulations implementing the wage increase and other changes took effect on January 16, 2015. After HRW attorneys testified at a public hearing regarding the proposed regulations, several of the firm’s recommendations were included in the final regulations. Check out the alert below for a discussion on these new regulations.

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