Massachusetts Limits Certain Criminal History Inquiries: Effective October 13, 2018

2018-04-30T12:00:00-04:00April 30th, 2018|Employee Benefits Legislation|

In 2010, Massachusetts enacted the Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) Reform Act, which includes a “ban-the-box” component. Among other things, the law prohibits an employer from requiring an applicant to check a box if he or she has a [...]

Massachusetts Government Has Begin Assessing Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC) Supplemental Payments – What Does This Mean?

2018-04-19T12:00:00-04:00April 19th, 2018|Employee Benefits Legislation|

Many Massachusetts businesses have offered affordable care under the Affordable Care Act, but due to their employees enrolling in MassHealth or ConnectorCare, they have now received large first-quarter bills from the state of MA (some in the neighborhood of [...]

Legislative Update: New Massachusetts Penalty Regulating Employer Contributions

2018-02-14T12:00:00-05:00February 14th, 2018|Employee Benefits Legislation|

Here is another piece of legislation we want to share with you about the Massachusetts penalty as it pertains to employer contributions to health care. On August 1, 2017, Massachusetts Governor signed into law H. 3822, “An Act Further [...]

LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Proposed Massachusetts Law Includes Comprehensive Health Care Reforms, but with Limited Effects upon Employers and Trade Associations

2017-11-07T12:00:00-05:00November 7th, 2017|Employee Benefits Legislation|

On October 17, the Massachusetts Senate released “An Act Furthering Health Empowerment and Affordability by Leveraging Transformative Health Care” (the “Act”), legislative proposal with the declared goal of reducing healthcare costs and improving the quality of medical services in [...]

Death in the Workplace Continues to Rise in Massachusetts, But Why? | NARFA

2017-04-28T12:00:00-04:00April 28th, 2017|Workers Compensation|

Every year, it becomes more apparent that business owners need to consider the “accident that never occurs.” A strong safety culture is one of the most important aspects to running a successful business, and protecting your employees and your [...]

Massachusetts Issues Final Regulations for Earned Sick Time Law

2015-06-29T12:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2015|Employee Benefits Legislation|

Law Generally Effective July 1, 2015 We have been keeping a close eye on the Massachusetts proposed earned sick time law as it will impact businesses of all sizes in the state of Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Office of the [...]

MA Drivers Must Use Headlights When Using Windshield Wipers

2015-04-08T12:00:00-04:00April 8th, 2015|Automotive Industry News|

Just in time for spring - Massachusetts drivers must use their headlights when using windshield wipers. This week (and certainly this month) is bringing a lot of rain to Massachusetts, and we wanted to highlight the new law pertaining [...]