The Shrinking US Workforce and Your Business

November 16, 2021 |

It depends who you ask,  but the numbers don’t lie: the US is in a major labor shortage. Various reasons– including COVID-19 fears, an increase in savings, childcare issues, fewer visas and the rise in gig jobs– are often mentioned. Whatever the reasons, the impact on businesses large and small is catastrophic. For employers who […]

The Lawsuits against the ETS Rules Are Piling Up: Now What?

November 12, 2021 |

It is the American way: lawsuits filed fast and furiously all over the country. In this case (or rather cases), OSHA (and the CMS) issued its  Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) mandatory vaccine rules for employers with 100 or more employees. (If you missed that bombshell, it’s summarized here). Then the lawsuits asking for injunctive or […]

11/11/21: Veterans Day

November 11, 2021 |

  It is with pride we congratulate Courtney Richards, 10 years as an Officer in  the United States Army and Army Reserves, for passing the Massachusetts bar. Well done Courtney!

NEW: Quick Links to 2022 MA PFML Posters & Notices

November 9, 2021 |

Hey Bay Staters–PFML is still a thing! With everything else going on, you need to update the PFML notice and posters. Why? The effective rates have changed. Notice of the new contribution must be provided 30 days before 1/1/22 for current employees and 30 days within hire for new employees. While new employees have to […]

THEY’RE HERE…The Federal Emergency Rules for Mandatory Vaccines

November 5, 2021 |

After much speculation, the Biden Administration released the rules for its mandatory vaccination plan yesterday. The biggest takeaway? ACT FAST. OSHA (and CMS for healthcare) is not playing around here. We have a terrific overview with helpful links here. WHAT HAPPENED?  Employers with 100 or more employees will need to implement a COVID-19 vaccination requirement […]

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