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    1st. I am working at a major fast food restaurant in Massachusetts, manager says that because we are a restaurant they don't have to honor the Sunday time & a half pay.

    2nd. That same place of employment has an unbusy season, now. They base there labor force on last years sales at this time. I went from 40 hours to 26 hours, is there a law that actually says that they can't drop full-time employees below 32 hours.

    The restaurant is not a corporate one, it is privately owned by a NH based company. Any insight on some actual Mass law that is online accessible.
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    1.) If I am not mistaken, they are correct. The MA Sunday time and a half law does not apply to all employees. To the best of my knowledge, only retail stores are required to pay time and a half for Sunday work.

    2.) No, there is no such law. They can drop you down to zero hours if they don't have enough work for you.
    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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      re #1 - you are correct; in retail Sundays in Ma. are paid at time & one-half.
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        I did not know that about Sundays in MA. Thanks for the info.
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          MA and RI have that law. RI's is a bit broader. They are the only two states, as far as I know, that require time and a half for any employees for Sunday work.
          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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