Minimum Wage

Minimum Hourly Pay Rate Is Now $13.50 Per Hour

With the new year came the latest in a series of hikes to the Massachusetts minimum wage. Effective January 1, ...
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New Covid-19 Relief Bill Provides Important Benefits to Small Employers

New Covid-19 Relief Bill Provides Important Benefits to Small Employers

After months of negotiations, discussions, and hiccups, Congress finally passed and President Trump signed into law a new Covid-19 relief ...
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Working From Home

Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits will become Effective in Massachusetts on January 1, 2021

As 2020 closes with hope that the coronavirus will soon become a thing of the past, employers need to begin ...
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Vaccination

The Vaccine Dilemma: Can Employers Require them as a Condition of Employment?

With all the talk about vaccines lately, both those that already exist for influenza and others  that may soon arrive ...
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Manager and Contractor

U.S. Department of Labor to Issue New Rule on Classifications of Workers as Contractors or Employees

Government regulations don’t always either get much attention or impact many people, but a new one from the U.S. Department ...
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Frustrated Small Business Owner

The Ongoing Pandemic Presents Tough Management Challenges for Small Employers

As the Covid pandemic marches on with no end in sight, stresses and complications for small business march right along ...
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Uber App

Uber and Lyft Face Suit Over Treatment of Drivers as Independent Contractors Rather than Employees

The days of ride-share giants Uber and Lyft treating their drivers as independent contractors may be coming to an end ...
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Congress Makes Forgivable Payroll Protection Plan Loans Easier to Spend

The persistence of the COVID-19 epidemic led Congress to amend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help the many small ...
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Business is Open

Massachusetts to Begin Reopening Business

It’s been about two months since Governor Charlie Baker issued his shut-down order to most Massachusetts businesses. Now, the Governor ...
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Coronavirus

Employer Update: Dealing with Coronavirus Work Issues

As the response to the coronavirus moves on at warp speed, it’s hard to keep track of new developments. The ...
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Coronavirus

It’s Time all Employers Implement Written Coronavirus Policies

Amid the startling developments with the coronavirus (aka COVID-19) this week, it’s time for all employers to immediately implement written ...
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