Got Crypto? The DOL Is Not Cool with That

May 20, 2022 |

Full disclosure: to keep my head from popping off, I largely ignore crypto news and information. But when the Department of Labor uses the term, I have no choice but to secure my noggin and dig in. Here goes: The DOL released a compliance advisory on 401K investments and cryptocurrencies. Short version: do not include […]

Is Union Organizing Really on the Rise?

May 3, 2022 |

An Amazon facility in Staten Island.* One REI store in NYC. Forty Starbucks stores out of 15,000 plus nationwide–so far. The union organizing gets headlines for sure, but is this a union movement? Maybe. A better indicator is the increase in union petitions with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which are up 57% in […]

The One Word Best Advice for Employers

April 28, 2022 |

It is not always easy. It requires slowing down and taking time: LISTEN. Most of us have read or heard about the man awarded $450,000 for an unwanted surprise birthday party. Sure it makes good copy (old school for clickbait) but the takeaway was lost in the reporting. Where did the employer go wrong? They […]

It’s EEOC Data Collection Season!

April 13, 2022 |

  And as usual, I have nothing to wear! Seriously, this year the data collection time period for 2021 is short and hopefully sweet. The EEOC has been trying to be more user friendly. Fingers crossed. Do you have to submit? How do you do that? You can find a helpful FAQ here to start. […]

Pssst MA Employers: Hire Now Money Help Here

April 5, 2022 |

If you are hiring in Massachusetts, you should absolutely apply for the Hire Now grant money. You can use the $4000 per hire for new hire costs, bonuses and tuition reimbursement. But once this money runs out, that’s it.  This program ends when the federal funding runs out. Many of our clients have sought help […]

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