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.
Learn about important changes to the EMAC law. These changes will go into effect beginning January 1, 2018.
You have received an EMAC Supplement Liability Determination, what happens now? Mass.gov has provided the below materials on how you can begin the appeal process.
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.
Give ‘Em a Break: Employees Want Their Lunch Break Back
Even though employees value lunch breaks, many don’t take them. What can employers do to address this and make sure their workforce is energized in the afternoon?
Date Standard Minimum Wage Tipped Minimum Wage
January 1, 2019 $12.00 $4.35
January 1, 2020 $12.75 $4.95
January 1. 2021 $13.50 $5.55
January 1, 2022 $14.25 $6.15
January 1, 2023 $15.00 $6.75
How reliant are you on technology? The answer is probably “very” regardless of your age, but if you’re a millennial, you’re likely even more dependent. Millennials don’t know a world without the Internet, and it’s second nature for them. We use technology to order our food, buy pretty much everything, and even find romantic partners.
If you have a successful business, you’ll likely have great reviews from customers in person and online. But how is your company’s reputation affected when you receive a bad review?
Massachusetts Legislature reaches 'grand bargain' on $15 minimum wage, sales tax holiday, paid leavePosted by The Alpha Group
The Legislature has reached an agreement on a deal to raise the minimum wage to $15, institute paid family and medical leave and create a permanent sales tax holiday, in an attempt to keep multiple proposed ballot questions off the November 2018 ballot.
The May employment report was less notable for the size of any particular upside surprise than the consistency of its upside surprises and the good news throughout. The rise in employment across the establishment and household surveys was on roughly the same scale, wage growth ticked back up, and the 3-month average in payroll growth returned to about 180k – comfortably within its range since late 2016. Intriguingly, the progress on several areas of labor market slack suggested that the U.S. labor market is not at full employment after all.
The ‘Teens, Social Media and Technology 2018’ report from Pew Research was just released, and YouTube is now the most popular social media channel amongst this demographic.
YouTube Is the Most Popular Among Teens.
Each month we select an employee who demonstrates excellent work ethic through productivity and diligence, is timely and loyal, and displays behavior that promotes the needs and goals of the client company while holding to a commitment of quality and professional growth.
Employers in Massachusetts will need to remove rate of pay and salary questions from their job applications to comply with the new law.