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MA Attorney General Busy With Wage and Hour Violations

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office has imposed significant fines and settlements in the past few months for violations of MA Wage and Hour laws.

Major areas for these Wage and Hour Violations include:

• Misclassification of Workers
• Violation of Earned Sick Time (EST) law
•  Failure to Pay Overtime
•  Failure to Pay Wages in a Timely Manner
•  Failure to Furnish Records
•  Failure to Keep True and Accurate Records
•  Violation of Child Labor Laws

Recent Wage and Hour Violations

Candy Store Chain Cited Nearly $40,000 for Wage and Hour Violations Including Child Labor, Sick Time

North Attleboro Restaurant Cited More than $20,000 for Failing to Pay Employees, Recordkeeping

Avoiding Wage and Hour Violations

With all the current and pending changes in state and federal labor laws, this is a great time to look at your HR and Payroll policies and practices.

MassPay can help! Our HR Services (ASO) provides businesses with access to HR experts, and training and coaching for business owners, managers and supervisors, to help keep businesses in compliance with state and federal labor laws. Some of the services we offer:

•  Dedicated HR Advisor
•  Onsite Employee and Management Training
•  Custom Employee Handbooks
•  Custom Job Descriptions
•  HR & File Audits
•  Performance Management Tools
•  HR Forms & Templates

and much more