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Mass. General Laws c.136 § 13

Business, trade, labor or work on Sunday; limitation of operation of Sec. 5

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Effective January 14, 2021

The provisions of sections five to eleven, inclusive, shall, except as provided in section fourteen, apply to all legal holidays, except January first, the third Monday in January, the third Monday in February, March seventeenth, the third Monday in April, May twentieth, June seventeenth, June nineteenth, the second Monday in October after the hour of twelve noon, and November eleventh after one o'clock post meridian, or on the day following when any of said days occur on Sunday.

Any retail establishment that operates on January first, November eleventh or the second Monday in October, under the exemption granted by this section, shall compensate employees working on any of said days at a rate specified under clause (50) of section 6 or such larger sum as may be determined by contract; provided, however, that such work shall be voluntary and refusal to work for any retail establishment on such legal holidays shall not be grounds for discrimination, dismissal, discharge, reduction in hours or any other penalty. The provisions of this paragraph shall be enforced by the attorney general. The provisions of section one hundred and eighty A of chapter one hundred and forty-nine shall apply to any violation of this paragraph.

Effective beginning January 1, 2023

The provisions of sections five to eleven, inclusive, shall, except as provided in section fourteen, apply to all legal holidays, except January first, the third Monday in January, the third Monday in February, March seventeenth, the third Monday in April, May twentieth, June seventeenth, June nineteenth, the second Monday in October after the hour of twelve noon, and November eleventh after one o'clock post meridian, or on the day following when any of said days occur on Sunday.

Any retail establishment that operates on January first, November eleventh or the second Monday in October, under the exemption granted by this section, shall not require any employee to perform such work and an employee's refusal to work for any retail establishment on such legal holidays shall not be grounds for discrimination, dismissal, discharge, reduction in hours or any other penalty. The provisions of this paragraph shall be enforced by the attorney general. The provisions of section one hundred and eighty A of chapter one hundred and forty-nine shall apply to any violation of this paragraph.

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