January 2, 2019

New for 2019

Wage and leave laws saw changes that begin right away!

The so called “Grand Bargain bill” was signed into law and Massachusetts minimum wage increased to $12 per hour for regular employees and $4.35 per hour for tipped employees, effective January 1st.

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March 7, 2018

Appreciation and making strong connections to your employees is so important!  See my advice (and others) in this just published Fierce CEO article.  https://www.fierceceo.com/human-capital/letting-employees-know-they-are-appreciated-goes-a-long-way

February 12, 2018

Check out my on-boarding new employees advice in this Fierce CEO article.  Enjoy!

https://www.fierceceo.com/human-capital/mixed-opinions-over-how-well-companies-are-greeting-new-employees

January 29, 2018

With bad behavior and sexual harassment being at the forefront of the news, shouldn't you be proactive to protect yourself and business?  If you have more than six employees in Massachusetts, it's mandatory to have a written sexual harassment policy with specific compo...

November 2, 2017

It’s that time of the year…company holiday parties!  Now is a time for giving thanks and many organizations show their appreciation to their employees by throwing a holiday bash.  We’ve all heard of the horror stories.  The movie, Office Christmas Party,...

September 19, 2017

This ever happen to you?  Unmotivated or unproductive staff?  Are you establishing the right framework for productivity and excellence?  Do you have clear communication about values, goals, what needs to get done (business results) and how it gets done (behavior)?  Is...

September 7, 2017

With Hurricane Irma approaching, it's a good time to be thinking of emergency preparedness and contingency planning for your business.  Severe weather and other emergencies, can happen any time of the year!  You don't want to put your business and employees at risk....

August 29, 2017

Did you know that your digital footprint can impact your ability to land a job? Recruiters and hiring managers are actively looking YOU up, to see how you portray yourself on social media. This Boston Globe article demonstrates the point clearly.  Anyone can have a pos...

August 2, 2017

It's official!  Governor Baker signed the "Pregnant Worker's Fairness Act" into law, promising fair treatment to pregnant employees.  See more details here.  While the law does not take effect until April 2018, it will be important to assess the way it will i...

July 18, 2017

Did you know that Massachusetts is an “employment-at-will” state?  This means that both the employer or employee may end the relationship at any time, with or without notice.  Does that mean that you should terminate an employee that you have issues with immediately?...

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