June 30, 2015
On July 1st, 2015, the new Massachusetts’ Earned Sick Time Law will take effect. All employers, regardless of employer size, will be required to provide earned sick time to all employees (full time, part time, seasonal, temporary, interns). Employers with 11 or more employees must provide paid sick leave. Employers with less than 11 employees must provide unpaid sick leave.
The final regulations issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on June 23, 2015 contain significant changes. An employer is considered to have 11 or more employees if the employer maintained an average of 11 or more employees during the previous benefit year. The average number of employees during a benefit year will be determined by counting the number of all employees (full time, part time, seasonal, temporary, interns) on the payroll during each pay period and dividing by the number of pay periods.
Beginning on July 1st, 2015, you must:
For more information on the Massachusetts’ Earned Sick Time Law, please refer to our FAQ at https://www.stevenmellardcpa.com/resources/faq-mass-sick-time-law or contact us!
June is national safety month, and it never hurts to remind your clients and community that safety always comes first. Our goal with this blog is to help you augment your marketing initiatives with a few ideas around safety. While we can’t cover every industry in a single post, we hope that you find the tips below useful and that they spark some innovative new marketing ideas!
It’s graduation season, and for many parents that means it’s almost time to start shelling out for college tuition. For those well-prepared parents with established 529 plans in place, the time has come to tap into that money pool. Of course, when it comes to tax-advantaged savings, trust that the IRS is keeping close watch, so it’s important to avoid making any rookie mistakes. It’s also important to keep saving as you move forward.
Having a remote workforce can be challenging, especially if you are trying to build a positive, collaborative work environment. So, how do you create a sense of comradery when you have staff in remote locations? These tips can help: