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    Electricity: Be strategic about contract negotiations

    By Ben Hall, Founder of OverVIEW Consulting, Inc When’s the last time you reviewed your commercial electricity contract? In order to enjoy substantial savings, it is critical to understand when to negotiate a new contract and what to do when that contract is up. For example, if the initial contract ended, you may be paying a […]

  • Massachusetts Becomes First State Ever To Ban Employers From Asking For Salary Histories

    Massachusetts has traditionally been ahead of the curve when passing new labor laws. Most recently, MA passed the strongest equal pay law in the country. On August 1, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the new law aimed at strengthening pay equity for women in the Commonwealth. The new law goes into effect on July 1, 2018. […]

  • Massachusetts Transgender Public Accommodations Bill Passed

    On July 8, 2016, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a bill that prohibits discrimination against transgender persons in public places because of their gender identity. While Massachusetts has prohibited discrimination against transgender people in employment and housing since 2011, this new law will now include all places of public accommodation. The new law will […]

  • Office Technologies Going Obsolete

    We can safely say that technology is not stuck in the past, nor is it resistant to change. In fact, the rate at which technology is changing makes it difficult for consumers to keep up with the latest trends and gadgets. This also holds true for employers. It can be even more difficult for employers […]

  • Will MA Reform the Non-compete?

    The non-compete agreement is back on the radar again in Massachusetts. On June 29, 2016, the Massachusetts House of Representatives unanimously passed a comprehensive non-compete reform bill. The business community, including the Commonwealth’s high-tech sector, have been pushing for traditional non-compete reform for the past several years. The significant features include: Limiting the duration of […]

  • 5 Positive Ways to Succeed in HR Goals

    While daily contact with employees can be one of the most rewarding aspects of business, it can also be one of the most challenging. Managing human resources is tricky, with built-in emotional complexities that can be exhausting and very time-consuming. A recent article by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. nicely sums up what they consider the “Top 5 […]