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Average Wage Rises, Increasing Workers Comp, UI Benefits

November 6, 2018

The Massachusetts State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) rose on October 1 to $1,383.41, an increase of more than three percent over last year. Increases in the SAWW matter to Massachusetts employers because they are used to calculate the maximum benefit level for workers compensation recipients and unemployment insurance claimants. Read more...

Ask the Hotline | Complex Rules Governing Veterans Day

November 6, 2018

The Massachusetts Blue Laws govern the operation of businesses on both Sundays and holidays, including special provisions for retail establishments. And it gets more complicated when the holiday falls on a Sunday. Read more...

That's Not Me: When an Employee Changes I-9 Verification

November 6, 2018

An employee who previously completed an I-9 Form shows up at Human Resources one day and says he has a new identification reflecting his real name and correct legal status in the U.S. Read more...

Ask the Hotline | Military Service Does Not Limit FMLA Eligibility

October 23, 2018

The U.S Department of Labor (DOL) ruled that employees covered by USERRA and who are reemployed by their civilian employers due to the law receive all benefits of employment that they would have obtained if they had been continuously employed. Read more...

CORI Law Changes Take Effect

October 23, 2018

Changes to the Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) law took effect on October 13. Read more...

State Amends Veterans Day Time-Off Rules

October 23, 2018

The Massachusetts Legislature this summer amended the 2017 law requiring employers of 50 or more people to provide paid time off to veterans who wish to participate in a Veterans Day observance. Read more...

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