Sundays and Holidays (M.G.L.c. 136, s. 6)
- Manufacturers, except those with continuous operations, must obtain permits to operate
on Sunday or Holidays by filing a written request with the Chief of Police of their town.
- Retailers may open at Sundays and legal holidays without a local police permit.
- For retailers Sunday work is voluntary; and as of January 1, 2020, retailers employing eight or more people
must pay 1.3 times the regular rate to nonexempt employees. Retailers may open at anytime on
Memorial Day, July Fourth and Labor Day. On Columbus Day they may open after noon and on
Veterans Day after 1:00 p.m. Work on any holiday is volunary. Also any work performed on New Years Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day must be at 1.5 times the regular rate of pay. Any work performed on Memorial Day, July Fourth, and Labor Day must be paid at 1.3 times the regular rate of pay.
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