Foreign Au Pairs in Massachusetts Must be Paid at Least The State Minimum Wage

A federal appeals court has reaffirmed that residents in Massachusetts are required to pay foreign au pairs (such as live-in nannies and maids) at least the state minimum wage, and not the lower  federal minimum wage. With this court ruling, anyone who hires the services of a foreign au pair in Massachusetts will have to pay them a minimum wage of $12 per hour (state minimum) rather than $7.25 per hour (federal minimum).  This ruling came when the federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit filed by Culture Care Au Pair of Cambridge, which challenged the state Attorney General Maura Healey’s [...]

By |2022-03-15T17:31:39+00:00December 1st, 2019|Tax FAQ|0 Comments

Minimum Wage Requirements Remain Varies in Absence of Federal Action

Lack of Minimum Wage Movement The federal minimum hourly wage of $7.25 was last changed in 2009, but some states and cities have established their own wage and benefit requirements in the absence of federal action. The establishment of city and county minimum wage requirements have led some states to try to curtail those local requirements to avoid a patchwork of requirements across the same state. The first $15 statewide hourly minimum wages were signed into law earlier this month by California and New York, but increase the hourly rate gradually over the next few years to $15. Several California [...]

By |2022-03-07T20:21:20+00:00April 26th, 2016|Tax FAQ|0 Comments

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