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November 3, 2020

State to Mandate Face Coverings, Limit Gatherings and Some Business Hours

Massachusetts will mandate face coverings, impose new restrictions on gatherings and limit the hours of some public-facing businesses as officials attempt to control rising cases of COVID-19. Governor Charlie Baker today announced what he called “targeted interventions” intended to keep schools open, the economy operating and the health-care system stable in the face of a […]

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 – Understanding Real-Life Leave Scenarios

Join us for this session as we continue to dive into real-life leave scenarios to help you prepare for January 1

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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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