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Mar
21
Yesterday, the Northampton Board of Health met to discuss amendments to the town smoking regulations. These amendments renewed a complete prohibition of smoking in workplaces and other areas. Notably, unlike other regulations, to be a “workplace”…
Mar
20
Amherst held a Town Meeting on Wednesday night, March 19, to discuss the possibility of increasing the minimum wage in Amherst to $15 per hour. If the referendum was approved or rejected by the Town Counsel then a call for a town-wide vote could be initiated. …
Mar
19
President Obama has asked the Department of Labor (DOL) to update the current overtime regulations to expand the number of workers who are eligible for overtime pay. While the actual details have not been released and may not be for some time, it is likely the…
Mar
18
While Massachusetts has been working on a bill to raise the state minimum wage to $11 an hour gradually over the next three years, Amherst is considering implementing a town minimum wage of $15 an hour. Tomorrow, March 19, 2014, there will be a Town Meeting to…
Mar
10
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), inspectors are authorized to “inspect and investigate during regular working hours, and at other reasonable times, and within reasonable limits and in a reasonable manner, any such place of employment …
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