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    Monday, February 11, 2019
    Seven Common Small Business Tax Myths The complexity of the tax code generates a lot of folklore and misinformation that could lead to costly mistakes for your small business.   Tax Due DatesFebruary 11 Employees - who work for tips. If you received $20 or more in tips during January, report them to your employer. You can use Form 4070.   Employers - Social Security, Medicare, and withheld ...read more
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    Monday, February 04, 2019
    Auburn, Littleton, Westford get $162K for water projects  Three Central Massachusetts communities are getting more than $162,000 in state grants for water infrastructure projects. The Baker Administration on Thursday awarded the grants as part of the state's Water Management Act grant program from the state Department of Environmental Protection. The grant funds in Auburn will be used to create ...read more
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    Thursday, January 31, 2019
    10 Things Employers Need to Know about Paid Family/Medical Leave Posted by Brad MacDougall on Jan 31, 2019 10:42:45 AM   The Baker Administration last week published draft regulations for implementation of paid family and medical leave in Massachusetts. Paid family and medical leave were approved by the Legislature and signed by Governor Charlie Baker last year as part of the so-called Grand ...read more
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    Thursday, January 31, 2019
      As you may have noticed, technology changes at lightning-speed, and it can be tough to keep up with it all. But those changes generally bring better design, more security, and greater efficiency. Such is true for Office 365. The past couple of years have seen some beneficial enhancements that we would like to highlight for you in this issue of Cleartech ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 30, 2019
      Few Employers Change Drug Tests with Legal Marijuana Posted by Tom Jones on Jan 30, 2019 8:30:00 AM   Only 10 percent of employers plan to change their drug-testing policies now that recreational marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, a new Associated Industries of Massachusetts survey shows. The member survey, conducted by AIM HR Solutions, found that two-thirds of the 52 Massachusetts ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    January 28, 2019Massachusetts Releases Draft Regulations, Contribution Rates for State Paid Family and Medical Leave    The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave has released draft regulations for the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (G.L. c. 175M). The proposed regulations, released on January 23, 2019, track many of the statute’s requirements. In addition to the ...read more
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