04/26 /17
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Rogers & Gray Insurance Agency named to
the BBJ 2017 Best Places to Work List
Rogers & Gray Insurance has been named for the first time to the Boston Business Journal 2017 Best Places to Work program.This year's companies were divided among five different categories - extra small (20 to 49 employees), small (50 to 99 employees), medium (100 to 249 employees), large (250 to 999 employees) and extra large (1,000 employees and over) - and were selected based on survey responses provided by employees. Rogers & Gray ranked in the medium category. Read more here. 
Cape Cod's McLane Research is 2017 MA
Small Business Exporter of the Year
The Small Business Administration has selected McLane Research Laboratories, Inc. as 2017 Exporter of the Year for the Commonwealth of MA.
Located in Falmouth, McLane manufactures time-series in situ oceanographic instrumentation for scientific deployments in the open ocean and freshwater environments. McLane manufactures three main oceanographic product lines: profilers, samplers and flotation. Read more here.   
New nonprofit formed to protect Bass River
Educate. Collaborate. Preserve. Those are the three basic tenets of the newly-formed nonprofit Friends of Bass River, an organization dedicated to protecting the delicate ecosystem, ponds, coves and sub-basins of the Bass River Estuarine System currently being impacted by increasingly high nitrogen levels. Read more here.   
Dorothy A. Savarese to Speak at 2017 Commencement of Cape Cod Community College
Dorothy Savarese, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, will be the 2017 Commencement Speaker at the May 25 celebration of Cape Cod Community College, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis. Read more here. 

The Law at Work: Minimum wage and overtime rates of pay for seasonal workers

By Beth O'Neal, Esq.
Q. I run a small, seasonal business on Cape Cod that does about 80 percent of its business in late June, July and August. During this same time, our payroll expands from around 12 to over 100 employees. I know minimum wage went up as of January 1, 2017, to $11 an hour, but this new rate, plus overtime, is going to be very difficult for us this summer. Is there anything we can do to not have to pay minimum wage or overtime rates of pay?
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