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Employers must pay employees covered by Massachusetts's minimum wage law at least $11.00 an hour. The minimum wage rate in Massachusetts cannot be less than the federal minimum wage plus $0.10.
Massachusetts Payroll for Employers
Employers covered by Massachusetts's wage payment law must pay wages either weekly or biweekly. Wages must be paid not more than six days following the close of a pay period for employees working five or six days a week, not more than seven days after the close of a pay period for employees working seven days a week.
Taxable Wage Base ($000s): 15,000
New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages) 1.87
Employee Tax Rate (% Taxable Wages) None
Period Effective Calendar Year 2016
Massachusetts Income Tax Withholding
Massachusetts requires employers to withhold state income tax from employees' wages and remit the amounts withheld to the Department of Revenue.
Every employer must withhold Massachusetts tax from wages paid to residents wherever earned, and from wages paid to nonresidents for services performed within the state. Employers are required to withhold under federal law are required to withhold under state law.
Massachusetts Voting Rights:
Employer Right to Schedule Voting Hours Yes
Pay Deduction for Voting Time Leave No
All employers in Massachusetts must allow employees time off to vote. This summary is restricted to coverage of private employers. Employers must allow employees to be away from work during the first two hours after the polls open.
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