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Welcome to the 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.

Click here to learn more about our services......

2014 Wage and Salary Survey Is Underway!

CMEA The Employers Association and the Employers Association of the NorthEast are partnering again for the 2014 Wage and Salary Survey!

This partnership is to provide members the opportunity to obtain valid market compensation for Central Mass. and other regions throughout the state.  The platform used for the survey will enable you to generate reports that not only provide overall compensation information but also breakouts by industry, region and company size.

Participating CMEA members receive the survey results FREE!

If you have not already received your email invitation to participate, please email and we will send your login information. 


Featured in the March Commentator Newsletter

- New OFCCP Regulations Take Effect March 24, 2014
- Some Things Federal Contractors Can Do Now to Comply With the New Disability and Veterans
   Regulations Which Became Effective March 24
- President Directs Labor Secretary to "Modernize and Streamline" Overtime Rules
- Background Check Guidance
- EEOC Issues New Publications on Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace
- Is Transfer a Reasonable Accommodation?  Depends on Whom You Ask
- NLRB Re-Publishes "Quickie Election" Rule
- EEOC Proposes Stiffer Fines for Failure to Post
- DOL Wants Retirement Plan Service Providers to Provide A Guide to Disclosures
- Employer Cost of Employee Compensation
- Is Your Business Eligible for the Health Care Tax Credit?

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


CMEA The Employers Association
257 Turnpike Road, Suite 200
Southborough, MA   01772
Tel. (508) 481-5244
Fax (508) 303-0810