Seven SHRM 2019 Takeaways for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

(from the 24-Hour HR Support Center)

Nearly 20,000 HR professionals attended this year’s annual SHRM conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. If that sounds like a packed convention center, it was!

The theme for the conference was “Creating Better Workplaces.” The sessions themselves covered a range of topics across the HR …read more…

Happy Fourth of July from KMA!

City of Portland Minimum Wage Increase, Effective July 1, 2019

by Leora Kirk, KMA Consultant

Beginning July 1, 2019, the minimum wage in Portland, Maine, will increase to $11.11 per hour which exceeds the state of Maine minimum wage of $11.00 per hour. The direct wage owed to tipped workers must be at least $5.50 per hour.

Employers …read more…

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave – What Employers of MA Workers Need to Know

by Rhoda McVeigh, KMA Consultant

In mid-2018, Massachusetts (MA) passed the MA Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) regulations, which will be one of the most generous paid family and medical leave programs in the nation. PFML creates an insurance program administered by the MA Department of Family …read more…