Who is Covered by the Massachusetts Wage Act?
Scope of the Wage Act
The Massachusetts Wage Act applies to all employees in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with a few limited exceptions. There is no minimum number of employees required for an employer to be covered.
The limited exceptions are:
Note, however, that in order to be outside of the Wage Act as an independent contractor, hour employer must meet all of the requirements of the Independent Contractor statute, which are:
If all three of those things are not true, the Wage Act should apply to you even if your employer claims you are an independent contractor.
Learn more here about the Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws.
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