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Massachusetts Law Alert

Massachusetts Minimum Wage and PFML Increases

The following changes to Massachusetts employment law take effect on January 1, 2022.

Minimum Wage

Massachusetts’s minimum wage will increase to $14.25 per hour. The minimum base wage for tipped employees will increase to $6.15 per hour.

Premium Pay

The premium pay rate for hours worked on Sundays and certain holidays will decrease to 1.1 times the employee’s regular rate. Premium pay applies to employers that are retailers. Additional details are available on the platform.

PFML Notices

The Department of Family and Medical Leave has updated its notices and poster on its website to reflect the new rates for 2022. Employers must give notice of the new rates to employees within 30 days.


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