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

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

November 3, 2020

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 […]

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Attorney General Steps Up Wage-and-Hour Enforcement

Attorney General Steps Up Wage-and-Hour Enforcement

September 23, 2020

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 […]

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Child-Care Concerns Among Workers Pose Challenge for Massachusetts Employers

Child-Care Concerns Among Workers Pose Challenge for Massachusetts Employers

August 24, 2020

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 […]

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Governor Baker Issues COVID-19 Travel Order

Governor Baker Issues COVID-19 Travel Order

July 24, 2020

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 […]

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AIM Updates Re-Opening Guide for Phase 3

AIM Updates Re-Opening Guide for Phase 3

July 7, 2020

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 […]

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Supreme Court Rules on Discrimination, DACA

Supreme Court Rules on Discrimination, DACA

July 1, 2020

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, […]

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COVID-19 News and Updates

COVID-19 News and Updates

June 24, 2020

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 […]

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Return to Workplace Guide Offers Roadmap to Re-Opening

Return to Workplace Guide Offers Roadmap to Re-Opening

May 19, 2020

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, […]

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Business Leaders Issue Joint Statement on COVID-19

Business Leaders Issue Joint Statement on COVID-19

March 18, 2020

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 […]

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Update on AIM HR Solutions Public Training

Update on AIM HR Solutions Public Training

March 16, 2020

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 […]

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