Many Massachusetts retail stores are open on the 4th of July. It’s great for shoppers, but it’s not always great for retail employees because some employers don’t pay their workers something called “Holiday Premium Pay.” If you’re working on July 4th, you may be entitled to time-and-a-half wages.
I’m Working on July 4th. Does my Massachusetts Employer Have to Pay Me Time-and-a-Half?
In most cases the answer is yes.
Massachusetts recognizes certain holidays, including Independence Day, as a legal holiday. Generally if a retailer has a total of 7 or more employees on its payroll, then any “non-exempt” worker who works on the Fourth of July must be paid time-and-a-half.
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