If an employee in a retail establishment works on any one of the following six holidays, the law requires that he or she must be paid at the rate of time-and-one-half:
An employer cannot require an employee to work, or penalize an employee for not working, on these holidays. Most retail establishments must obtain special permits to open on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
If any of the holidays listed above falls on a Sunday, it is celebrated on the following Monday (MA Gen. Laws Ch. 4 Sec. 7; Ch. 136 Sec. 13; Ch. 136 Sec. 16).
In a year when New Year's Day ...