Mass. High Court Considers Whether Farm Workers Should've Gotten Overtime Pay

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 14:44 -- Editor

Mass. High Court Considers Whether Farm Workers Should've Gotten Overtime Pay
By ADAM FRENIER • NOV 5, 2018
Photo By JOE DIFAZIO - WBUR

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Monday took up the definitions of farming and agriculture.

And those two terms are central to whether some former workers should have received overtime pay at a Whatley, Massachusetts, company that produces bean sprouts.

Farm workers in the state receive a lower minimum wage than others, and are not eligible for overtime pay.

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