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Minimum Wage Program

Learn about minimum wage laws, apply for a waiver, or file a complaint here. Minimum Wage Hotline: (617) 626-6952

The minimum fair wage laws and regulations address basic minimum wage and overtime. They also cover pay for tipped employees, reporting pay, on-duty or on-call time, travel time, and expenses. Deductions for lodging, meals, uniforms, and required wage records are also covered.

Effective January 1, 2021, the Massachusetts minimum wage is $13.50 per hour. The service rate is $5.55 per hour. Also on January 1, 2021, A 2018 law made changes to the minimum wage, and Sunday and holiday premium pay.