Entries by Pamela Sande & Associates

Quick Reference Tools for 2018

We are pleased to announce two quick reference tools for 2018. The first is an update to our previously published HR at Work Job Aid, Compensation and Benefits by the Numbers – 2018 Changes, which now includes the IRS mileage reimbursement rate for 2018. The new mileage rate is 54.5¢, up 1¢ from 2017. The […]

Health Care Contributions and Experience Rate Adjustments

Governor Baker signed An Act Further Regulating Employer Contributions to Health Care (The Act) into law in August 2017, and regulations implementing The Act were issued in late 2017. Issue 6 of HR Insights discusses The Act’s impact on employers. The Act: Temporarily increases the existing Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC) Temporarily creates a supplemental […]

New MA Law Requires Reasonable Accommodation for Pregnancy and Related Conditions, Including Lactation

Governor Baker signed the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act into law on July 27, 2017.  The new law, effective April 1, 2018, expands the Massachusetts’ nondiscrimination law covering private employers with six or more employees to prohibit discrimination based on pregnancy or based on a condition related to pregnancy such as lactation. For an overview […]