M.G.L. c. 151, §§ 1, 2, 2A, and 7; 454 CMR 27.00 et seq. pdf format of 454 CMR 27

To request a copy of the 2017 required Minimum Wage and Hour Laws poster, please click on the following link: www.mass.gov/ago/fldposter. Posters are available in multiple languages.  

Posters can be downloaded at any time and are available in English and 13 additional languages - just click on the AGO Workplace Publications Link.

In Massachusetts, all workers are presumed to be employees, and almost all workers must be paid at least the minimum wage.

For most employees, the minimum wage is $11 per hour. 

Service employees who earn tips must earn at least the minimum wage.  In some circumstances, the employer may pay these workers the service rate of $3.75 per hour.  However, the hourly tips, plus the hourly service rate, must add up to at least the minimum wage over the course of the work week.  If the service rate plus tips does not add up to at least the hourly minimum wage, the employer must pay the difference.

The minimum wage for agricultural workers is $8.00 per hour.

More information:

  • Call our Fair Labor Division hotline with questions about filing a complaint:

(617) 727-3465
TTY 617-727-4765
Call: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. (M–F)