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September 23, 2020

Attorney General Steps Up Wage-and-Hour Enforcement

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office assessed more than $12.3 million in restitution orders and penalties against employers over wage-and-hour violations in the 2020 fiscal year, according to the AG’s fifth annual Labor Day Report. The $12.3 million breaks down into nearly $6.7 million in restitution (i.e. unpaid wages owed to employees) and $5.7 million in […]

August 24, 2020

Child-Care Concerns Among Workers Pose Challenge for Massachusetts Employers

If you’re a Massachusetts employer, you know that your workers have one overriding concern these days: child care. Your best employees are attempting to patch together child care at a time when schools and day-care providers face an ever-changing landscape of in-person classes, Zoom sessions and socially distanced learning pods. Listen to AIM’s podcast as […]

July 24, 2020

Governor Baker Issues COVID-19 Travel Order

Governor Charlie Baker today issued a strict new travel order that requires visitors and Massachusetts residents returning home to quarantine for 14 days unless they are coming from a lower risk COVID-19 state or can produce a negative COVID-19 test result administered no more than 72 hours prior to arriving. Lower-risk states currently exempted from […]

July 7, 2020

AIM Updates Re-Opening Guide for Phase 3

Now that Massachusetts has begun Phase 3 of its four-phase re-opening plan, AIM has added all the updates to its Return to the Workplace Guide for Massachusetts. The 125+-page handbook contains guidance, templates, and checklists for inviting employees back to work, workplace safety guidance, and compliance advice for state and federal regulations. The document includes […]

July 1, 2020

Supreme Court Rules on Discrimination, DACA

The US Supreme Court issued two decisions recently that will affect employers – one pertaining to employment discrimination against LGBT employees and a second upholding legal protections for immigrant “dreamers.” Title VII Clarified For many years a legal question existed as to whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination against lesbian, […]

June 24, 2020

COVID-19 News and Updates

State and federal governments continue to pass measures and issue orders to address the medical and economic fallout from the COVID-19 issue. AIM is staying on top of all the latest information and provides a regular summary of updates for employers here. If you have questions regarding these or other public policy issues, please contact […]

May 19, 2020

Return to Workplace Guide Offers Roadmap to Re-Opening

The new 80-page Return to the Workplace Guide For Massachusetts Employers is now available for download in the AIM web store. The guide is consistent with the phased re-opening of the Massachusetts economy and accompanying safety standards announced by Governor Baker. The handbook for employers that provides: straightforward guidance, answers to FAQs, templates, and checklists, […]

March 18, 2020

Business Leaders Issue Joint Statement on COVID-19

The Massachusetts business community issued the following joint statement today on the COVID-19 situation: As businesses and families across the country continue to be impacted by the disruptions brought by COVID-19, we have been encouraged to see business leaders from across the Commonwealth and the country step up to take care of their employees, and […]

March 16, 2020

Update on AIM HR Solutions Public Training

Community is at the heart of everything we do and with the growing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, we want you to know the health and safety of our clients, and our team is our top priority. Due to the new updates on COVID-19 and guidelines from Governor Charlie Baker’s office, we have decided to […]

March 2, 2020

State Creates Information Site on COVID-19

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker today unveiled a new state web site designed to provide updated information for employers and others about the Coronavirus. The site provides a link to the Centers for Disease Control Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to respond to the COVID-19 virus, along with a downloadable poster with tips on minimizing the […]

February 25, 2020

Court Sides with ‘De-Commissioned’ Employee

A recent decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) highlights yet again what happens when an employer violates the state wage-and-hour law by terminating an employee unjustly and ultimately denying the employee wages owed under the company’s sales commission plan. This case began when a salesperson obtained a $20 million software-sales contract, the largest […]

December 4, 2019

A Model Policy for the New Distracted-Driving Law

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 […]

December 3, 2019

Government Changes Course on EEO-1 Requirements

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has decided that it will not request, accept, or use the “Component 2” compensation data submitted on the 2019 EEO-1 form. Employers were required to complete Component 2 about workplace and pay practices tied to enforcement of Title VII and the Equal Pay Act. The only reason […]

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Virtual Safety Certificate Series – Level One

Training to help organizations build a safety infrastructure for now and the future.

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Thirty on Thursday Webinars

Join us for free to attend webinar series where we cover the latest info surrounding COVID-19 in the workplace.

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PFML Virtual Workshop Series

Three part series focused on rebuilding PFML knowledge, understanding leave scenerios, and PFML documentation and recordkeeping.

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Virtual Front-Line Leader Certificate Series

Leadership training for up-and-coming or existing leaders looking to advance their career.

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Virtual HR Essentials Certificate Series

Build your Human Resource expertise with AIM HR Solutions competency-based training programs.

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HR Roundtables

An interactive, peer-to-peer program focused on compliance topics and issues, industry trends, and developments affecting HR.

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HR Roundtables

An interactive, peer-to-peer program focused on compliance topics and issues, industry trends, and developments affecting HR.

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