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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Statewide Veterans’ Career Fair Held Recently Posted on Feb 27

On January 28, 2014, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts held the first Statewide Veterans’ Career Fair at the State House.  This career fair is the first of many initiatives to create a more inclusive workforce and to connect the Commonwealth’s Veterans to tangible state employment opportunities.    …Continue Reading Statewide Veterans’ Career Fair Held Recently

Free workplace safety consultation service Posted on Feb 27

Free workplace safety consultation service

The Department of Labor Standards (DLS) offers a free consultation service designed to help employers recognize and control potential safety and health hazards at their worksites, improve their safety and health program, assist in training employees, and possibly qualify for a one-year exemption from routine OSHA inspections.

How are taxpayers impacted by employee misclassification and the underground economy? Posted on Feb 20

How are taxpayers impacted by employee misclassification and the underground economy?

Employee misclassification occurs when a worker is paid as something other than an employee, such as an independent contractor, when by law that worker is really an employee. One of the differences between an employee versus an independent contractor is how these workers are paid.   …Continue Reading How are taxpayers impacted by employee misclassification and the underground economy?

How to Avoid Committing Unemployment Fraud Posted on Feb 13

There are serious consequences for committing unemployment fraud.

Lead on the Job Posted on Feb 6

Lead on the Job

Lead poisoning has been a serious health concern for centuries. Even though much is known about lead and how it can affect your health, lead poisoning is still very common today.

How to access your 1099G statement for Tax Year 2013 Posted on Feb 6

1099G statements for Tax Year 2013 have been mailed. If you do not receive your 1099G by February 15, please call 617-626-5647 to request a copy.