April/May 2018 Newsletter
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Welcome to the Spring 2018 HR Knowledge Newsletter! 
We have been busy getting ready for HR Boot Camp and Webinar Wednesdays, we have up-to-the-minute new content for these fabulous events and hope you'll join us!
Happy Spring!
HR Knowledge

Spring  HR Boot Camp  Seminar - Registration Closes April 19th!

HR Knowledge's HR Boot Camp seminar is around the corner on April 27, 2018, registration is closing on the 19th. Granite Links is offering a discount on 18 holes, be sure to email us in advance for details about that. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Massachusetts Equal Pay Act Goes into Effect July 1, 2018

Is your organization prepared for MEPA compliance? It is imperative you conduct an assessment of current compensation practices and make reasonable progress toward equal pay to protect your company from claims under the new law; HR Knowledge can help!

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Webinar Wednesdays: Enroll Now!

We have a terrific lineup of interesting and impactful content- there's something for everyone! 
MA Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Now in effect, as of April 1, 2018, Massachusetts employers with 6 or more employees need to ensure compliance with the Act. Make sure to update policies and educate managers on the requirements.

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MA Court Rules that Sick Pay Does Not Constitute Wages

The MA Supreme Judicial Court ruled that accrued and unused sick time does not count as wages that must be paid out when an employee leaves their job. 

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New York: Updates to State Paid Family Leave and NYC Human Rights Law
New York State Issued additional guidance and modified employee withholding guidelines for the Paid Family Leave Program.
Rhode Island Paid Sick Leave

RI has released the proposed regulations for the "Sick Leave Law", which goes into effect on July 1.

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Mini-COBRA Laws

Many states have laws similar to COBRA that apply to plans maintained by churches and employers with fewer than 20 employees. Learn the COBRA requirements that apply to the states in which you conduct business.

Do I need to pay nonexempt employees for their lunch break if they eat at their desk?

What are the most common types of job discrimination complaints?

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Have questions about salaries in your workplace, or personnel file maintenance? Our Ask HR Knowledge posts will answer your questions.

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Perk of the Month!

Buy discounted tickets for Canobie Lake Park and bypass the ticket booth lines! See here for details.


If you or someone you know is seeking employment then you're in the right place! HR Knowledge not only is seeking qualified and talented people to join our staff but also for our clients. Please  view our complete career listings

HR Knowledge Wellness Update

Label Language: Know what some terms mean when choosing low fat, low calorie, and low sodium items.

HR Knowledge Benefits News

Have you been counting your full-time employees to stay in compliance with the ACA? Employers who cross over 50 FTEs in the prior year (on average) become 'large employers' and are subject to shared responsibility provisions.

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About HR Knowledge, Inc. 
Founded in 2001, HR Knowledge, Inc. provides integrated outsourced HR services tailored to our clients' needs. Our full array of offerings includes managed payroll, employee benefits administration, and HR consulting and support services, such as training, compliance, and Hiring Process Managementâ„¢, our comprehensive recruitment service that takes you from finding to onboarding new talent. Our major markets are fast-growing small- and medium-sized businesses, many of which are venture-capital-backed; foreign companies expanding into the states; and charter schools.  Partnering with HR Knowledge can reduce your administrative costs, minimize your legal risk, help you find and develop talent, and alleviate the HR burden so that you can focus on your core business.