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    I am in an industry that is open 7 days a week. I was recently told that because I am a salaried (exempt) employee, my boss can force me to work 7 days a week without providing any comp. time , alternative days off or other allowences. I work in Massachusetts. Is this true?

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      Comp time is not required by either Federal or Massachusetts law. If you are correctly classified as exempt comp time is permissable but not mandatory - it's up to the employer whether to offer it or not.

      Although Massachusetts has a one-day-of-rest-in-seven law, it is limited to only certain industries.

      http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/149-48.htm
      The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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