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Regional Greenhouse Initiative Benefits from Plentiful Natural Gas

April 20, 2018

The cap-and-trade cooperative that Massachusetts joined roughly a decade ago has continued to spur local economies while reducing carbon emissions, according to a report publicized Tuesday by the Analysis Group. Read more...

Preparing for Pay Equity | Report from the Front Lines

April 13, 2018

After working with several Massachusetts companies to complete a pay equity “self-evaluation,” AIM has confirmed that compliance with pay equity is both an art and a science. Read more...

Ask the Hotline | Transferring an Employee on FMLA Leave

April 10, 2018

Employees needing intermittent/reduced schedule leave for foreseeable medical treatments must work with their employers to schedule the leave so as not disrupt the employer’s operations, subject to the approval of the employee’s health-care provider. Read more...

US Tests Wage-and-Hour Amnesty Program

April 10, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced a six-month pilot amnesty program designed to encourage companies that owe back wages to repay them. Read more...

OSHA Steps Up Enforcement of Electronic Filing Rule

April 10, 2018

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is getting serious with employers who failed to comply with its 2017 electronic filing regulation. Read more...

Employers Get First Look at MassHealth Assessment

March 30, 2018

Employers can now get their first look at how much money they will owe under a new Massachusetts assessment designed to close a budget deficit in the MassHealth program for low-income people. Read more...

Ask the Hotline | Will I-9 Forms Require New Real ID?

March 26, 2018

The upgrade reflects the federal requirement’s requirement that states comply with the federal Real ID program. Read more...

Retaliation Backfires in Workplace Complaints

March 26, 2018

Two recent cases reported in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly highlight the risks of acts of retaliation by supervisors or managers against an employee for filing a complaint about discrimination or some other form of alleged illegal treatment in the workplace. Read more...

Learn Child-Labor Laws before Hiring Teens

March 26, 2018

For any employer thinking about hiring children between the ages of 14 and 17, there are a number of things to be aware of as you move forward with your plans. Read more...