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Companies Plan Increased Wages, Salaries for 2022

Economy HR & Employment Law News | December 16, 2021

Massachusetts employers plan to boost the wages and salaries of workers by the highest amount since the Great Recession next year as companies struggle to attract and retain employees in a tight labor market, a study to be released tomorrow by Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) finds. The annual AIM HR Practices Survey shows that […]

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The Hidden Caregivers Among Us | Caregiving Does not Take a Holiday

HR & Employment Law News | December 16, 2021

Editor’s Note – The following article was written by Andrew Dreyfus, President and Chief Executive Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Alexandra Drane, CEO and Co-Founder of ARCHANGELS. Look to your left and right. Glance in the mirror. Chances are, anywhere you look there is an unpaid caregiver who is caring for […]

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Road to Recovery News 2022

Economy Health Care Costs HR & Employment Law News | November 30, 2021

State and federal governments continue to address the medical and economic consequences the COVID-19 issue. Here is a summary for employers. If you have questions regarding these or other public policy issues, please contact a member of the AIM Government Affairs Team. January 19, 2022 Schedule Wednesday January 19 Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy-Home […]

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Government Issues Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

Economy HR & Employment Law News | September 9, 2021

Private employers with 100 or more workers will be required to mandate COVID-19 vaccines or weekly testing under a rule announced this afternoon by President Joe Biden. The rule, which will be issued in the next several weeks through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), could impact as many as 80 million workers. Companies […]

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Boston Businesses Open to the Public Face Mask Mandate

Economy HR & Employment Law News | August 24, 2021

Employees and customers of Boston businesses that are open to the public – including restaurants and retail establishments – will be required to wear masks beginning Friday under a new mandate imposed by Acting Mayor Kim Janey.  The mandate is part of the city’s “Five-Point Plan for the Delta Variant” and was issued in response […]

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Governor Proposes Using $1 Billion for Unemployment System

Budget, Tax, & Finance HR & Employment Law News | August 18, 2021

Governor Charlie Baker today proposed to use $1 billion of a budget surplus from last fiscal year to pay down the deficit in the state unemployment insurance system. The governor characterized the payment as a first step toward addressing an estimated $5 billion gap in the state fund used to pay jobless claims. Associated Industries […]

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AIM, Salary.com Collaborate on Compensation Surveys

HR & Employment Law News | July 29, 2021

The AIM Wage Survey has a new look, a new partner and data that will allow member companies to measure their compensation in a hyper-competitive hiring market. AIM announced today that it has established a partnership with Salary.com to provide members with up-to-date wage and salary information for hundreds of job titles in Massachusetts and […]

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State Sends Re-Calculated Unemployment Insurance Rates

Economy HR & Employment Law News | July 16, 2021

The state has re-calculated unemployment insurance (UI) taxes for 2021 to reflect a law passed in May to moderate staggering COVID-related increases to the UI solvency fund. The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance notified employers Thursday that it has removed COVID-19 related charges from the solvency fund and charged them to a newly created COVID-19 […]

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State Accepting Applications for Sick-Leave Reimbursement

Economy HR & Employment Law News | July 8, 2021

Editor’s note – The Massachusetts Executive Office of Administration and Finance issued the following statement today: Massachusetts is now accepting applications from employers for reimbursement of their costs in granting Massachusetts emergency paid sick leave.  To recap, from Friday, May 28, 2021, until September 30, 2021 or the exhaustion of $75 million in program funds […]

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AIM Seeks Improvements to Paid Leave Law

Economy HR & Employment Law News | July 1, 2021

As the final phase of the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law takes effect today, Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) is calling on lawmakers to make improvements to the program. Employees throughout the commonwealth may use their PFML benefits as of today to care for a family member with a serious health condition. […]

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