Massachusetts Employment Contract Templates

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A Massachusetts employment contract is a written agreement between an employer and employee. The document must specify the type of compensation that the employee will receive and the duration of employment that is covered by the contract. Furthermore, the agreement should describe any benefits and/or paid leave that the subject will be afforded. Employers may also include non-disclosure or non-compete clauses to prohibit the employee from directly competing with their business or revealing trade secrets to competitors.

LawsTitle XXI (Labor and Industries)

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By Type (4)


Employee Non-Disclosure Agreement – By having the employee sign this agreement, the employer ensures that they will not share company information or trade secrets with competing businesses.

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Employee Non-Compete Agreement – Prohibits the employee from entering into competition against the employer’s business for a specific amount of time.

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Independent Contractor Agreement – An individual or business can use this document to specify the conditions, compensation, and period of engagement for a contract worker.

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Subcontractor Agreement – A contract worker will use this type of form to hire additional contractors for a project that they are working on.

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What is an Employee?

“Employee” DefinitionCh. 152 § 1(4)

At-Will Employment

At-Will Employment – Allowed with the exception of “Public Policy” and “Good-Faith” understandings.

Income Tax Rate (Individual)

Individual Income Tax – 5% (Ch. 62 § 4)

Minimum Wage ($/hr)

Minimum Wage – $12.75 (Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

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