By Peter Moser, Catherine Reuben, David Wilson December 7, 2022
On January 1, 2023, the Massachusetts minimum wage will increase from $14.25 per hour to $15.00 per hour. The service rate, for waitstaff and others who earn tips, will increase from $6.15 per hour to $6.75 per hour. This increase is the final increase in the state’s multi-year program to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. As part of the move to $15 per hour, Premium Pay for working on Sundays and certain holidays under the Massachusetts “Blue Laws” expires on January 1, 2023. Note, however, that if Sunday or holiday work brings a non-exempt employee’s total hours beyond 40 in a week, overtime pay is still required, as usual.