State Budget Avoids New Broad-Based Taxes

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First major Massachusetts tax cut in over a decade: Top 5 Things You Need to Know

After months of negotiations, the Massachusetts state legislature has finally agreed to pass a tax package that provides…


Business Confidence Flat in November

Business confidence remained essentially flat during November amid a softening labor market, cooling wage growth and moderating inflation….

Human Resources

Paid Family, Medical Claims Increase

The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) continues to see an increase in the number of…

Human Resources

Employee Succeeds with Claim of Discriminatory Retaliation

The US District Court recently denied a local university’s motions to strike and dismiss parts of a former…

Business | Human Resources

Do Holidays Count toward FMLA/PFML Allotment?

Question I have an employee who is out on intermittent leave, taking approximately five days off each month…


AIM Backs Child-Care Access Bill

AIM submitted testimony to the Joint Committee on Education last week in support of H.1934, An Act to…

Employment Law | Human Resources

Ask the Helpline | What Constitutes Undue Hardship

Question When trying to determine what is a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), I…

Human Resources

Retailer Fends Off Costly Meal Break Citations

The Massachusetts Division of Administrative Law Appeals (DALA) handed a win to a retailer that was cited for…

Human Resources

Time to Prepare for Winter Weather

As winter looms, the clock changes, and the days begin to shorten, many employers have questions about how…

Health Care

Health Policy Commission Holds Hearing on Costs

The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC), the independent state agency created in 2012 to monitor and report on…