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.
Employees who have not been paid their "wages" can file an online complaint for "Non-Payment of Wage" with the Massachusetts Attorney General pursuant to M.G.L.c. 149, s. 150 and receive from the Attorney General a "private right of action" letter, allowing an employee so aggrieved who prevails in court to be awarded treble damages, reasonable attorneys' fees and the cost of litigation.
For purposes of the enforcement of this statute, the president and treasurer of a corporation and any officers or agents having the management of the corporation are deemed to be the "employers" of the employees of the corporation.