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EMAC could mean Monstrous fines for your business!

If you are a Massachusetts small business with at least six, full or part-time employees whose non-disabled employees are on a state subsidized healthcare plan like the ConnectorCare program OR MassHealth, then get ready for your first quarterly fine due by April 30, 2018! Bill H.3822 passes on August 1, 2017 Massachusetts is not alone in trying to plan for …

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Constructive Review Or Cyberbullying?

  Just like a relationship, disappointment with an employer, brand, or service provider is inevitable.  Hard feelings used to be expressed over a drink and gripe session with friends, but today it’s simpler to air grievances by popping online to Google, Yelp, Glassdoor, or any number of digital review sites, where you can let the poison pixels fly, often anonymously.  …

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In Review: Three Updates to Pay Attention to in 2018

    Looking back over an eventful 2017, we can only assume more of the same, uber-dynamic challenges, but also opportunities for growth in 2018.  With innovative technology driving changes in customer communications and marketing, IT and internet security, and dynamic workflow and human resource policies, companies – and especially small businesses – may find it daunting to keep up.  …

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Economic Trends You Can Tap into in 2018

The beginning of a new year is a fine time to take stock of where you are in your career and whether some changes might be in order.  Is your job feeling stale and unchallenging compared to your growing skills?  Maybe your company isn’t boosting its salary and benefits to match the improving economy.  In either case, January is a …

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Holiday Work Parties: Just Forego the Mistletoe

The holiday season is the best time of year to recognize and thank employees for their dedication and hard work.  However, this year’s barrage of sexual harassment headlines may have some nervous employers contemplating going all Grinch on their staff and canceling the festivities.  What happens if the combination of party buzz, mistletoe, and fancy dress turns into post-holiday dread: …