Massachusetts Vacation Law

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Massachusetts laws There is no law that requires an employer to give you vacation time. But if an employer chooses to provide vacation time, they must treat those payments like other wages under: MGL c.149, § 148 Payment of wages Selected case law Electronic Data Systems Corp. v. Attorney General & another, 454 Mass. 63 (2009)

Date published: January 21, 2020
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The Massachusetts Wage Act states, “Every person having employees in his service shall pay weekly or bi-weekly wages earned to him.” The law further describes “wages” as being “any holiday or vacation payment due an employee under an oral or written agreement.”

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The advisory clarifies the well-established statutes, noting that employers are free to devise their own system for vacation accrual. There are several different commonly used options: • On a monthly basis • On a pay-period basis • Upon completion of a 6-month or 12-month period

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Vacation Policies Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 23, s. 1(b), the Attorney General issues the following advisory: Vacation Payments Are Wages Employers who choose to provide paid vacation to their employees must treat those payments like any other wages under M.G.L. c. 149, s. 148. See Massachusetts v. Morash, 490 U.S. 107 (1989). Like

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The Ins and Outs of Vacation Pay Per Massachusetts Law Determining Vacation Pay Requirements Under the Massachusetts Wage Act Employees in Fall River, pittsfield, worcester, springfield, lowell, New Bedford, adams, and the cape may be entitled to be paid for unused vacation time. According to Massachusetts law, employers are not required to

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If promised, vacation must be granted. Nonetheless, it is important for employers to understand that, if their practices, policies, or statements rise to the level of creating a “promise” of vacation, then the employer may create a binding legal obligation to provide vacation—even when state law would not otherwise require it to do so.

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A Massachusetts-specific employee policy on paid time off (PTO), vacation, or sick days. This Standard Document addresses the accrual, use, and carryover of PTO, vacation, and sick days. It can be incorporated into an employee handbook or used as a stand-alone policy document. This Standard Document applies only to private workplaces and is based on …

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If the item costs more than $10 and rings up higher than the advertised price, $10 must be deducted from the price. If the item costs less than $10 and rings up higher than the advertised price the item should be given as free. The law also requires a food/grocery item to be sold at the lowest price indicated on an item, sign, or advertisement.

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If the item costs more than $10 and rings up higher than the advertised price, $10 must be deducted from the lowest advertised price. If the item costs less than $10 and rings up higher than the advertised price the item should be given as free.

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This subsection shall not apply if: (1) there is evidence of willful tampering; or (2) the discrepancy is a gross error, in that the lowest price is less than half of the checkout price and the seller, in the previous 30 days, did not intend to sell the grocery item at the lowest price.

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Under Massachusetts law, an employer can: cap the amount of vacation time an employee may accrue or earn implement a “use it or lose it” policy that requires employees to use all of their accumulated vacation time by a certain date or forfeit all or part of it

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If you think you might have an unpaid wage or overtime claim in Massachusetts, you can call us during normal business hours, or send us an email anytime, for a free case evaluation. Phone: 617-338-9400. Email: [email protected]legal.com. Address: 50 …

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What are the laws for vacation time in massachusetts?

1 Massachusetts laws. There is no law that requires an employer to give you vacation time. 2 Selected case law. "The Wage Act requires that an employer pay an employee for unused vacation time remaining at the time of the employee's involuntary discharge..." 3 Web sources. See Section IX: Time off related to working schedules (vacations). ...

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On the contrary, vacation time is treated like wages under Massachusetts law, and more often today, former workers are bringing lawsuits for unpaid vacation time. Because the penalties for failing to pay wages are severe, employers must be well versed in Massachusetts laws that govern what they must pay and when.

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