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Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors Posted on Sep 18

President Obama signed Executive Order 13706 on September 7, 2015, and it establishes paid sick leave for federal contractors and subcontractors. Contracts will include a clause specifying “as a condition of payment, that all employees, in the performance of the contract or any subcontract thereunder,   …Continue Reading Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

Environmental Justice Promoted in Massachusetts Posted on Dec 5

Governor Patrick signed an executive order on November 20, 2014 that he says will promote parks and open spaces in urban neighborhoods.  Executive Order 552  focuses on parks in part as a social justice issue.  “Environmental justice means that all people have a right to be protected   …Continue Reading Environmental Justice Promoted in Massachusetts

Where’s SOMWBA? Posted on Feb 20

Are you looking for the State Office of Minority and Women’s Business Assistance (SOMWBA)?  In August of 1996, Governor Weld issued Executive Order No. 390, establishing an affirmative marketing program in public contracting to encourage the participation of minority business enterprises (MBE) and women business   …Continue Reading Where’s SOMWBA?