Employment Law Alert: New Minimum Wage Rate; Year-End Bonuses and the MA Equal Pay Act

Morse Employment Law Attorneys Matthew Mitchell and Amanda Thibodeau shared two employment law updates regarding the new minimum wage rate for Massachusetts non-exempt employees, as well as information about discretionary, end-of-year bonuses and the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act. The first update explains the new minimum wage rate for Massachusetts non-exempt employees.  As of January 1, …

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Does your employee handbook include the recent changes?

Recent legal developments require changes in some employer policies and it’s time you reviewed these to be sure you’re not putting your company at risk for liability. Read our full advisor for all the details.

New Massachusetts Law Creates Wellness Program Tax Incentives for Employers

By: Bob Shea Massachusetts has enacted legislation that, effective January 1, 2013, gives employers an annual tax credit of up to $10,000 for implementing wellness programs for their employees. The wellness program tax credit is part of broader legislation entitled “An Act Improving the Quality of Health Care and Reducing Costs through Increased Transparency.” The …

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