Overtime Laws Apply to Employee Working in Another State

Massachusetts employees working for a Massachusetts company receive the benefit of the Massachusetts Wage Act even if they work at the company’s facility in Connecticut. The Federal District Court focused on language in the Wage Act that refers to any “employer” in the Commonwealth, not to any “employee” in the Commonwealth. Given that the employee was a Massachusetts resident, who drove over state lines to work at the Connecticut facility, the Court concluded that Massachusetts law protects the Massachusetts resident in the employ of a Massachusetts company.

Although the result may not surprise anyone, the issue had never been decided.

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