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Category Archives: Labor Standards

Your New Voice on National Committee to Create Apprenticeships Posted on Sep 12

Your New Voice on National Committee to Create Apprenticeships

The Department of Labor (DOL) has appointed David R. Wallace, Director of the Massachusetts Division of Apprentice Standards to serve on the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeships (ACA) chaired by DOL Secretary Thomas Perez to create job-driven career pathways and work-based learning opportunities for American workers. Wallace will join 24 others representing employers, labor unions and workers to help advance the President’s goals of the American apprenticeship initiative.

Disaster Preparedness for Business Posted on Sep 2

Disaster Preparedness for Business

        In Honor of September – National Preparedness Month, let’s talk about DISASTER PREPAREDNESS FOR BUSINESS Large and small employers should prepare for possible disasters. Whether a corporation with multiple locations and thousands of employees, or a small partnership with two employees,   …Continue Reading Disaster Preparedness for Business

Green cleaning reduces the impact on human health and the environment. Posted on Aug 5

Green cleaning reduces the impact on human health and the environment.

Green cleaning reduces the impact on human health and the environment.

National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction Posted on May 29

National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction

Falls in construction and other lines of employment are entirely preventable. Yet, in 2012, 269 people went to work at a construction site and never came home because they had fallen to their death. Please join us the week of June 2nd in an effort   …Continue Reading National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction

Registered Apprenticeship – Building a Skilled Workforce in the 21st Century Posted on Apr 10

Registered Apprenticeship – Building a Skilled Workforce in the 21st Century

Having skilled workers is critical to the success of any business. As we progress in the 21st century, this need will become even more acute as millions of baby-boomers retire. By participating in registered apprenticeships, employers can build a dynamic, self-empowered workforce that will help   …Continue Reading Registered Apprenticeship – Building a Skilled Workforce in the 21st Century

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.

Safety Tips – Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls Posted on Jan 23

Safety Tips – Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls

Protect your employees during winter weather by inspecting building conditions, and implementing preventive maintenance strategies.

Reflecting on the Historic Signing of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 Posted on Nov 1

50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963.  This historic amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act, guaranteeing equal pay for equal work regardless of gender, was rooted in the basic concepts of equality, opportunity, and value of work.    …Continue Reading Reflecting on the Historic Signing of the Equal Pay Act of 1963