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In August 2017, an Act Further Regulating Employer Contributions to Health Care was signed into law, temporarily changing the existing employer medical assistance contribution and creating a temporary supplemental contribution, among other things. The final regulations implementing the law were just released by the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA), and could financially impact your organization.

This report is published eight times per year. Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources

This report is published eight times per year. Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released their Jobs Report for March 2018 on April 6th. Notable trends included a steady unemployment rate of 4.1%, as well as increased employment within the manufacturing, mining, and health care fields.

Please feel free to download the attachment below to read the full report.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development Department of Unemployment Assistance has provided a list of frequently asked questions to help explain the new EMAC Supplement. Feel free to download the attachment below to read more, or view it at www.mass.gov.

If you’re a leader, you probably already have the time-honored “business smarts” for the job, namely the intellectual capability and technical skill.

Those are important. But they’re only the base line. Numerous studies have shown that what distinguishes outstanding leaders from average ones are emotional self-awareness and self-control.

Exciting news! The Alpha Group, Inc. will be adding a new feature: "From the Desk of H.R." 

Each month our Human Resources Department will be providing you with new articles, letters, or current topics of interest in the day-to-day world of Human Resources.

We hope you find each of these resources interesting and informitive! Take a moment to download this month's letter regarding Independent Contrators vs. Temporary Employees, and feel free to contact our Human Resources department with any questions or comments at 508-285-8500 ext. 4.

 

 

Employers in Massachusetts will need to remove rate of pay and salary questions from their  job applications to comply with the new law.

The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Notice Requirements:

The Alpha Group, Inc. is in compliance with The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees.

New insights from the desk of our Human Resources Department!

Find out What's Out and What's In for 2018. From updated I-9 documents to pets in the workplace, we're sharing some of the biggest trends you can expect in the coming year!

Download the attachment below to learn what 2018 has in store!

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