By Peter Moser, David Wilson December 8, 2021
On January 1, 2022, the Massachusetts minimum wage will increase from $13.50 per hour to $14.25 per hour. The service rate, for waitstaff and others who earn tips, will increase from $5.55 per hour to $6.15 per hour. These increases are part of the state’s multi-year program to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. The minimum wage will rise to $15 per hour in January 2023, with a service rate of $6.75 per hour. For those employees that qualify for Sunday Premium Pay, it is reduced from 1.2 times an employee’s hourly rate in 2021 to 1.1 times their rate in 2022.