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Setting up State-Specific HR Compliance Alerts

At CBG Benefits, we truly do strive to act as an extension the Human Resources department for our clients. One way that we do this is in regards to compliance matters. Our experienced team is always available to research questions and provide the appropriate guidance when necessary. However, we also provide tools that empower our […]

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Massachusetts Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law

On Nov. 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure to provide earned paid sick leave to employees. The mandate is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2015. To help you understand how this may impact your business, we have provided a brief overview below. Who is Affected by this Law? Employers with 11 or […]

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Massachusetts Alert: New Law Provides Leave for Certain Victims of Domestic Violence

Under a new Massachusetts state law effective as of August 8, 2014, an employer with 50 or more employees must permit an employee to take up to 15 days of leave from work in any 12 month period if: The employee (or a family member of the employee) is a victim of abusive behavior The […]

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Massachusetts’ Minimum Wage Set to Increase

Employers take note — the minimum wage in Massachusetts is set to increase on January 1st, 2015. Governor Deval Patrick signed a law on June 26, 2014 that will raise the state’s per hour minimum wage over the next few years: $9 per hour: Beginning January 1st, 2015 $10 per hour: Beginning January 1st, 2016 $11 […]

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Massachusetts Marijuana Laws and Employer Drug Policies

As Massachusetts moves forward with implementation of the voter-approved medical marijuana law, employers are starting to wonder how this law will impact them. At CBG Benefits, we have heard questions from clients such as “Will we need to make special accommodations for employees that receive a Medical Marijuana card?” and “Will we need to change our workplace drug […]

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Answering Employee Questions: Health Care Reform and W-2’s

As employees start to pay attention to their W-2 forms this year, they may notice a new line item that will generate questions for the Human Resources department. That new line is the total cost of employer-sponsored group health plan coverage. The requirement to display that figure comes from health care reform laws. To help […]

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Employer Responsibilities Under Health Care Reform

As an employer, are you ready for health care reform? To help companies understand how it impacts their business, we are hosting a free seminar on March 21st. During this event, our speakers will outline what responsibilities employers have now and in the near future to stay in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). […]

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States Increasing Minimum Wage Rates in 2013

With a new year quickly approaching, some employers may find that they will be impacted by an increase in their state’s minimum wage rate. In order to ensure that your company is in compliance, please take a moment to review the list below. Minimum Wage Rate Increases Effective on January 1st, 2013, these states have […]

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In the News: Court to Review Health Care Reform

At CBG Benefits, we are absolutely committed to helping our clients prepare for and take any necessary action regarding Health Care Reform. But we are also aware of the uncertainty that still exists for many regarding its implementation. In that regard, one piece of recent news has caught my attention. I wanted to share it […]

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