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Paid Family and Medical Leave Regulatory Listening Sessions Announced

The newly established Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) has scheduled a series of listening sessions across the state designed to solicit feedback from the public on draft regulations necessary for the implementation of the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (PFML).  The dates and locations for the listening sessions may be found here.  RAM members with questions or concerns regarding the PFML law are encouraged to participate in the listening sessions to ensure your voice is heard.

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Governor Baker Files FY20 State Budget Proposal

Includes Marketplace Sales Tax Collection & Proposal to Require Earlier Sales Tax Remittance
Gov. Charlie Baker filed his FY20 state budget proposal, which includes a number of new policy proposals of interest to the retail industry.

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A Prescription To Help Main Street Massachusetts

As we celebrate the New Year and look optimistically at the future, many small business owners are facing 2019 with fear for their profitability, given new state payroll mandates on wages and paid leave.

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RAM's 100 Year Anniversary

Panel discussion runs for 55 min and 30 sec.
Jim Rooney, President, Greater Boston Chamber follows panel.
RAM Board Chairman, Jerry Murphy, M. Steinert & Sons introduces Governor Charlie Baker at 1:03:30.

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Changes to Massachusetts Wage and Hour Law Effective January 1, 2019

The Grand Bargain legislation passed last spring includes a number of changes to the Massachusetts Wage and Hour Law which will become effective on January 1, 2019.  Click here for a table which provides a summary of the key changes you should be aware of heading into the new year. Also below please find RAM’s 2019 Retail Holiday Schedule which reflects these changes.

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