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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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