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COVID-19 News and Updates

Economy Health Care Costs HR & Employment Law News | March 13, 2020

State and federal governments continue to pass measures and issue orders to address the medical and economic fallout from the COVID-19 issue. Here is a summary for employers. April 8, 2020 Govenor Baker Announces New CVS Rapid-Testing Site and Additional $800 Million Healthcare Investment The Baker Administration and CVS announced the launch of a new rapid-testing site in […]

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The Employers’ Guide to COVID-19

HR & Employment Law | March 8, 2020

COVID-19 raises significant challenges for business. Companies throughout Massachusetts and around the globe face the task of operating their businesses – and protecting employees – amid an undeclared pandemic. Associated Industries of Massachusetts has been fielding a steady stream of calls from employers asking questions about the medical, management and legal implications of the virus. […]

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A Model Policy for the New Distracted-Driving Law

HR & Employment Law News | February 20, 2020

Gov. Charlie Baker signed An Act Requiring the Hands-Free Use of Mobile Telephones While Driving on November 25. The law takes effect 90 days from the date of the governor’s signature. The law may have a significant impact on companies with employees who are on the road with a need to communicate with the home office or […]

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Leaders Agree to Delay Start of Paid Leave Assessments

HR & Employment Law News | June 11, 2019

Governor Charlie Baker on Thursday signed legislation that will extend by three months the July 1 starting date for contributions to the new Massachusetts paid family and medical leave program. Baker, along with House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Karen Spilka, had committed to a delay on Tuesday.

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Video Blog: Attorney General Healey Addresses Business Community

Health Care Costs HR & Employment Law News | May 31, 2019

Attorney General Maura Healey told more than 800 business leaders at the AIM Annual Meeting May 17 that she looks forward to collaborating with employers on key issues such as education, substance abuse, health care and clean energy. Watch her remarks here.

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Business, Advocates Join to Ask for Paid Leave Delay

HR & Employment Law News | May 20, 2019

Associated Industries of Massachusetts and the business organizations and advocates who last year negotiated a compromise version of paid family and medical leave are together asking state leaders to postpone the July 1 starting date of the program by three months.

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Attorney General Invites Collaboration with Business

Energy Health Care Costs HR & Employment Law News | May 20, 2019

Attorney General Maura Healey told more than 800 business leaders at the AIM Annual Meeting Friday that she looks forward to collaborating with employers on key issues such as education, substance abuse, health care and clean energy.

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Baker Administration Seeks to Address Critical Problem with Paid Family/Medical Leave

HR & Employment Law News | May 1, 2019

The Baker Administration today extended by almost three months the deadline for employers to secure private insurance that would allow them to opt out of the Massachusetts paid family and medical leave system.

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AIM to Present Gould Education, Training Award to Snapchef

HR & Employment Law News | April 16, 2019

A Massachusetts company that has become the largest culinary training and staffing organization in New England will receive the 2019 John Gould Education and Workforce Development Award, AIM announced today.

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Maximum Unemployment Duration Drops to 26 Weeks

HR & Employment Law News | March 26, 2019

An obscure provision of the 2005 Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance Reform Law will next week accomplish what employers have sought for several decades ” a reduction in the maximum duration of unemployment benefits from 30 weeks to the 26 weeks common in most states.

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