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Massachusetts HR Compliance News: Large Employers Must Provide Paid Leave for Veterans on Veterans Day

Effective as of July 14, 2016, a new law in Massachusetts requires private employers with 50 or more employees to provide paid leave to any veteran desiring to participate in a Veterans Day exercise, parade, or service in his or her community of residence. Employers must allow these employees enough time to participate in these types of events in the community where […]

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ACA Small Group Market Rule Repealed

On October 7, 2015, President Obama signed the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act into law. The PACE Act repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that the small group market in every state be expanded to include businesses with 51-100 employees. Most states have historically defined “small employers” as those with 50 or […]

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CBG Benefits to Sponsor the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School 5K Run & Walk

On behalf of the entire team at CBG Benefits, I’m excited to announce that we will be an Eagle Sponsor for the upcoming “Fly Like an Eagle” 5K Run & Walk race. This event is being presented by Mystic Valley Regional Charter School. The event is being held on Sunday, October 4th, 2015 in Malden, […]

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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 Finalizes Repeal of State-Specific Health Care Reform “Pay or Play” Rules

To avoid duplication with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Massachusetts officially repealed the state’s own employer health care coverage rules on June 12th, 2014. Initially established in 2006, Massachusetts employers faced “pay or play” rules under the state’s Health Care Reform Act. Under the Fair Share Contribution rule, certain employers faced a penalty of up […]

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Legal News for Massachusetts Employers: Job Applicants and Social Media Research

As adoption of social networking sites has increased, so has the willingness of people to frequently document and share detailed aspects of their lives. But while the intention behind many social networking posts may be to update friends, family, and other close connections, the reality is that data has value to others as well. For […]

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Massachusetts and Health Care Reform: Small Group Transitional Period Extended

On April 24th, 2014, the U.S. Health and Human Services department announced that that Massachusetts has been given an additional year to phase in insurance rating changes that are part of the Affordable Care Act. When it comes to calculating group health insurance premiums, current Massachusetts law allows for a larger variety of factors to be considered, including industry, participation […]

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Teaming Up to Combat Childhood Obesity

At CBG Benefits, we are grateful to be able to contribute to the health and welfare of our clients’ employees. While this effort is primarily centered on personalized benefit plans, communications, and workplace wellness programs, we also take an active role in community events. In fact, we are excited to support East Boston Neighborhood Health […]

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