The Law at Work: Minimum wage and overtime rates of pay for seasonal workers
By Beth O'Neal, Esq.
Q. I run a small, seasonal business on Cape Cod that does about 80 percent of its business in late June, July and August. During this same time, our payroll expands from around 12 to over 100 employees. I know minimum wage went up as of January 1, 2017, to $11 an hour, but this new rate, plus overtime, is going to be very difficult for us this summer. Is there anything we can do to not have to pay minimum wage or overtime rates of pay?
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