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Welcome to CMEA

CMEA The Employers Association is a non-profit, member-owned organization established solely to help
employers promote positive employer / employee relations.  We are a critical resource for companies of various sizes and industries in Massachusetts who use our services to help with day-to-day employer / employee issues.  More importantly, we help our members understand the laws and how they apply to their companies.

As the state and federal governments pass more and more legislation governing your relationship with your employees, you may find yourself or your staff bogged down with time-consuming research or costly legal bills by trying to keep up-to-date. CMEA The Employers Association may be your answer to save time and money as you better understand your responsibilities as an employer.

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Featured in the September Commentator Newsletter

- Recent Case Highlights the Importance of At-Will Disclaimers in Employee Handbooks
- NLRB Expands Definition of Joint Employer and Exposes More Employers to Unionization
- New Executive Order Requires Federal Contractors to Provide Paid Sick Leave
- First Circuit Allows Case to Go to Trial Based on Co-worker's Quid Pro Quo Harassment
- Payless Pays $2.9 Million to Settle FLSA Lawsuit

New Member Benefit - GoodWorks Insurance

GoodWorks Insurance is offering a Auto and Homeowner Insurance program for CMEA member companies and their full and part-time employees.  Now you and your employees can often save 20% or more in available discounts.  GoodWorks has teamed with several quality insurance companies to offer this exciting new program.  GoodWorks believes that business should have a purpose beyond profit.  They give back at least half of their Annual Operating Profit every year to local non-profits.  To take advantage of this unique offer, please call CMEA at (508) 481-5244.

Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs)

Written affirmative action plans are required of employers who employ fifty (50) or more employees and have contracts, subcontracts (and/or some grants) with the federal government in excess of $50,000.  Often comprising over 100 pages of statistical and narrative material, these plans must be maintained on  
an annual basis.

Affirmative action plans can take up dozens of hours to create.  Don't have the time to create an affirmative action plan?  Looking to outsource?  CMEA can design a comprehensive affirmative action plan that reflects your organization while addressing the necessary federal laws and regulations.

If you are contacted by the OFCCP requesting to review your AAP, you don't want to have to scramble to put an inferior plan together.  Not complying with affirmative action plan regulations can result in the termination of government contracts already in effect and may disqualify you from future government contract opportunities.  That is lost revenue to your company!  And contrary to popular thought, any company (large or small) can have their plan audited.

For more information on Affirmative Action services, call Mark Patrick at (508) 481-5244 or email