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Lawmakers Can Ensure Energy Supply without Bankrupting Ratepayers

The Beacon Hill conference committee currently hammering out an energy bill has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to put Massachusetts…

A Wake-Up Call on Health, Energy Costs in Massachusetts

Massachusetts’ plunge from sixth to 28th in CNBC’s annual ranking of Top States for Business yesterday should provide…

Epidemic of Addiction to Painkillers Seeps into the Workplace

Few employers are aware that epidemic misuse of legal, highly addictive and heavily regulated prescription painkillers is seeping…

Legislature Tables Mandated Paid Sick Days for this Year

Beacon Hill lawmakers appear to have killed for this year a bill that would have required Massachusetts companies with more…

Bills Pose Threat to Employers as Lawmakers Wrap Up Formal Sessions

A variety of troubling proposals that threaten to impede an already slow economic recovery remain up for debate…

Concerns About Europe, Economy Depress Employer Confidence

Deepening concern among employers about the European financial crisis and slumping economic growth in the United States drove…

Receiving a Health Insurance Rebate? Here are Questions to Consider

Many Massachusetts employers are receiving a welcome surprise from their health insurance companies this month – a rebate…

Supreme Court Health Reform Ruling Has Little Effect on Massachusetts

The United States Supreme Court ruling moments ago upholding key provisions of federal health care reform means that…

Supreme Court Affirms Limits on Union Assessments to Non-Members

The United States Supreme Court affirmed today that unions may not force non members to fund political activities without…