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LEE — Evan Collins has joined Lee Bank as a mortgage originator and will be working out of the Pittsfield branch. Colins was previously employed as a sales associate at […]

HOLYOKE —  The Dowd Agencies announced the promotion of Jack Dowd from account executive to vice president of personal lines. Dowd has been with the agency since 2016 and represents […]

Work in Progress   Since its inception, the SummerWorks program administered by the Commonwealth Corp. has opened doors for young people and introduced them to the world of work. This […]

The DOL Is Set to Ramp Up Audits By Alexander J. Cerbo, Esq.   The Department of Labor (DOL) hasannounced it intends to increaseFamily and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) audits […]

Case in Point By Trevor R. Brice   All discrimination lawsuits strike fear into the hearts of employers, but perhaps none more so than complaints alleging sexual harassment. In addition […]

Coping with the ‘Great Resignation’ By Sarah Rose Stack   You’ve just woken up. As you sip your morning coffee, you open your e-mail and give it a quick glance. […]

Facing Whistleblower Concerns By Jeremy Saint Laurent, Esq.   Facebook is currently in very murky waters with both the federal government and with its users. Employers should pay attention to […]

Questions, Questions   At a time when most companies and nonprofit institutions in the region are hiring, or trying to, many area business owners, managers, and HR directors are sitting […]

Get the Vaccine or Get Fired? By John S. Gannon, Esq. and Meaghan E. Murphy, Esq.   To mandate the COVID vaccine, or not to mandate? That is the question […]

Breaking Down the Trickier Aspects of Massachusetts Laws By Ludwell Chase and Amy B. Royal, Esq. State and federal laws pertaining to minimum wage, tips, overtime, and employing minors are […]

Leaving — No Doubt Peter Rosskothen admits to not knowing there is a statistic called the ‘quit rate.’ But he could certainly relate when told that this stat — a […]

Remote Possibilities Most of Big Y’s 11,000 employees — those who stock shelves, prepare food, work the cashier lines, and do any number of other tasks — must do their […]

Colleen Holmes says client employment, inclusion, and empowerment have been challenged by the pandemic.

Putting Experience to Work Colleen Holmes calls it a ‘full-circle moment.’ That’s how she chose to describe her decision to assume the role of president and CEO of Viability, the […]

Don We Not Our BLM Apparel By Tim Murphy Americans across the country have been actively engaging in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) social-justice movement, which advocates against incidents of […]

Chop of Their Game Eighteen employees from four different area hotels competed last month in a friendly, Chopped-style culinary competition at the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute designed to enhance […]