Weekly Payment of Wages (M.G.L.c. 149, §148)
- Employees must be paid either weekly or biweekly. Executive, administrative, and
professional employees may be paid monthly at their own option.
- Wages must be paid within six days of the termination of the pay period, or within seven
days if the employee has a seven-day workweek.
- Employees who are terminated must be paid their wages on the day of discharge. Employees
who resign must be paid on the next payday.
- The term "wages" includes hourly wages, salary,
commissions, holiday pay and vacation pay that is due.
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