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Ask the Hotline | A Mistaken Pay Deduction

September 25, 2018

You should immediately reimburse the employee for the unlawful deduction, investigate to make sure it is not happening with any other employee, takes steps to make sure it will not happen again and make sure there is a written policy in place informing employees about their rights on this issue. Read more...

Government Updates FMLA Notices

September 25, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) this month released updated Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notices and certification forms. Read more...

EEO-1 Reports Summarize Pay Data for Final Quarter of 2018

September 25, 2018

Employer EEO-1 reports for 2018 are due on March 31, 2019. The EEO-1 is a workforce payroll snapshot taken between October 1 and December 31, 2018. Read more...

Ask the Hotline | Will Extra Pay Affect Exempt Status?

September 11, 2018

But the 2004 changes allowed employers to provide such additional compensation. Read more...

Volunteer Firefighters, Medics Enjoy Job Protections

September 11, 2018

The ongoing wildfires burning in California raise the question of how Massachusetts law addresses employer interactions with volunteer/call firefighters and ambulance workers. Read more...

Government Disagrees with Itself about Copying Military IDs

September 11, 2018

One such case involves the photocopying of a military identification by an employer as part of the documentation process of the Form I-9, which verifies an employee’s work status. Read more...

Cool Stuff Made in Massachusetts

September 10, 2018

AIM, along with Mass Development, Mass Tech Collaborative and Mass MEP, is partnering with the Worcester Business Journal (WBJ) on a publication designed to showcase the positive aspects of a career in manufacturing to future graduates and job seekers. It’s called Cool STUFF Made in MA and we’d like to share it with you. Read more...

Ask the Hotline | How Do We Count Employees for FMLA?

August 28, 2018

Reaching the 50-employee threshold is in most cases straightforward. Once at 50 or more for 20 weeks the law applies. But every situation is not clear cut. Read more...

Religion and Reasonable Accommodation

August 28, 2018

Both federal and Massachusetts law offer employees and prospective employees legal protection in association with the practice of their faith. Read more...

New Law Limits Non-Competes

August 27, 2018

Governor Charlie Baker this month signed a law that will change the way employers may use non-compete agreements. Read more...

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