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Study: Extended Jobless Benefits Keep Workers Unemployed Longer

Extended unemployment insurance benefits in the wake of the Great Recession raised the average time that jobless people…

Why Employers Back a Study of Extended Mandatory School Age

As our economy slowly recovers from the recent, very severe recession, long-term changes in employment patterns are becoming…

Government Shutdown Grounds International Trade

The federal government shutdown is having a negative impact on international trade, as US exporters and importers run…

Don’t Tinker with Workers Compensation Success Story

The Massachusetts workers compensation system is, well, working.

AIM Health Chair – Employers Can Control Costs with Wellness

Bill Grant, Chief Financial Officer of Cummings Properties in Woburn, and Chair of the AIM Health Policy Committee,…

What Massachusetts Employers Need to Know about Health Reform

The most significant result of federal health care reform for Massachusetts employers may be that workers now have…

Big Government (or Small?) in Massachusetts

News reports depicting Washington, DC, Metro subways nearly empty at rush hour on Tuesday following the (partial) federal…

Budget Impasse Shuts Down E-Verify System used by Employers

The federal budget impasse has shut down the online system employers use to verify the employment eligibility of…

Employers: Too Much Uncertainty, Not Enough Momentum

The Associated Industries of Massachusetts Business Confidence Index rose 2.8 points in September to 51.5, continuing a yearlong…