Massachusetts News

Massachusetts Passes Its ‘Right to Repair’ Initiative

2020-11-23T21:28:33-05:00November 5th, 2020|Automotive Industry News, Massachusetts News|

The yes vote has it on Question 1. The ballot measure to expand access to data on vehicular performance passed. “The thousands of ‘Yes on 1’ signs in front of small businesses around the state tell the story ---automakers [...]

Update: Massachusetts “Right to Repair” Battle is Heating Up

2020-09-23T18:18:13-04:00September 23rd, 2020|Automotive Industry News, Legislative News, Massachusetts News|

We continue to keep a close eye on this issue that would affect vehicle maintenance and repair in Massachusetts. Here's the latest, courtesy of Automotive News: A long, drawn-out battle over "right to repair" from nearly a decade ago [...]

Update: Massachusetts Right to Repair Law

2020-07-27T10:29:25-04:00July 27th, 2020|Automotive Industry News, Legislative News, Massachusetts News|

Voters in Massachusetts will have the opportunity to decide in November whether independent auto service facilities should have access to telematically transmitted vehicle diagnostic and repair data. The Massachusetts Right to Repair Committee recently turned in 24,000 signatures, well [...]

Massachusetts Right to Repair Law Heads to Ballot

2020-06-17T10:46:53-04:00June 17th, 2020|Automotive Industry News, General Industry News, Legislative News, Massachusetts News|

The Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition has collected more than 26,000 additional signatures to ensure it's initiative of a new Car Repair Choice law reaches the November ballot, according to a press release. According to the release, the 26,000 [...]

Massachusetts’ Hands-Free Driving Law to Take Effect on February 23, 2020

2020-02-22T14:41:47-05:00February 22nd, 2020|Legislative News, Massachusetts News, Safety Tips|

Massachusetts’ new hands-free driving law takes effect this Sunday, February 23rd. The law, signed by Governor Charlie Baker in November, is intended to reduce the number of distracted driving injuries and deaths in the state. It imposes penalties enforced [...]

Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition Discusses Current Law

2020-01-24T11:44:25-05:00January 24th, 2020|Automotive Industry News, Massachusetts News|

Unless current law is updated, Massachusetts residents will increasingly lose the ability to take their cars to independent repair shops and be forced to pay more at dealerships, the head of the Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition told members of the [...]

Important Information about How to Report 2019 Massachusetts PFML Wages

2020-01-23T08:54:04-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Massachusetts News|

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue recently released important information on how to report PFML Wages for the 4th Quarter 2019 Paid Family and Medical Leave Return. The Department of Family and Medical Leave is providing this update for all employers participating in [...]

Quick Notes: Massachusetts Labor Compliance for 2020

2020-01-14T18:34:56-05:00January 14th, 2020|Legislative News, Massachusetts News|

As of January 1, Massachusetts employers have a number of new compliance issues facing them. Per existing statute, the Massachusetts minimum wage increased to $12.75 per hour for non-exempt employees, and tipped employees must now be paid at least $4.95 [...]

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