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Employers: Make a List, Check it Twice for Holidays

Ho, ho, ho, it’s that time of year again and employers throughout Massachusetts are wondering how to survive…

Government Gridlock Sends Confidence Plummeting

The federal government shutdown and potential default on the national debt sent confidence plummeting among Massachusetts employers last…

New Rules Allow Workers to Carry Over Unused Flexible Spending Money

The federal government unveiled a policy change today that is expected to provide a significant incentive for employees…

Connector Seeks Repeal of Section 125 Requirement

The Massachusetts Health Connector announced Monday that it plans to file legislation to repeal several key requirements of…

An Open Letter to President Obama: Don’t Punish Health Pioneers

Editor’s note – Richard C. Lord, President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Industries of Massachusetts, sent the…

Speaker Offers Hope for Unemployment Insurance Reform

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo provided a dose of hope to employers today by confirming that lawmakers may…

Protect Employers who Tell the Truth on References

It’s the call that Massachusetts employers dread ” a fellow employer wants a reference about a job applicant…

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…