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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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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

FREE Benefits Symposium Includes Breakfast


Retirement Plans for Small Businesses by Winn Davis, Senior Benefits Advisor at the USDOL/EBSA (Employee Benefits Security Administration)

401(k) and 403(b) Plans by Mel Senesi, CLU, ChFC, CFP, New England Retirement Solutions

Group Benefits by James Bianchi, CLU, ChFC, Managing Partner, BCA Benefits Group LLC and Gregg Catsoulis, Patriot Benefit Services

Breakfast:  7:45 a.m.
Presentations:  8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Questions and Networking:  11 a.m. - 12 noon

Cyprian Keyes Golf Club
284 E. Temple Street

Go to our Programs page under Training and Education to register on-line.

Featured in the September Commentator Newsletter

- EEOC Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues
- EEOC Lawsuit Charges Wellness Program Violates ADA
- Disability or No Disability:  That is the Question!
- DOL Employer Fact Sheet on Stay at Work - Return to Work
- OSHA Announces New Reporting Requirements
- Delivery Drivers Misclassified as Independent Contractors
- Questions and Answers on Reporting of Offers of Health Insurance Coverage By Employers Under the ACA
- Retirement Plan Reporting and Disclosure
- Statistics

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