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Minimum Wage Increases as of January 1, 2017

On January 1, 2017, the minimum wage in Massachusetts will increase to $11.00 per hour for hourly workers, and $3.75 per hour for tipped employees. This is the final increase in the minimum wage contained in the 2014 legislation signed by former Gove…
ned in the 2014 legislation signed by former Governor Patrick.  As the minimum wage increases to

Governor Patrick Signs New Parental Leave Bill into Law

Male employees are now eligible for parental leave in Massachusetts. Indeed, one day before the end of his term, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law on January 7, 2015 substantial changes to the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (…

Domestic Violence Leave for Massachusetts Employees

Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill into law that creates a category of job-protected leave for employees needing time off due to domestic violence.

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