July 2015 Newsletter 

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Welcome to HR Knowledge's July 2015 Newsletter! Our goal is to keep you up to date with important HR and regulatory compliance information, news and events. We want this newsletter to be a valuable resource so we encourage all of our readers to provide comments, suggestions and feedback. 
We're into the thick of summer now so crank up the AC and stay hydrated! The HR Knowledge team hopes you had a safe and happy fourth of July!


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MA Employers Must Take Action: Attorney General Issues Final Earned Sick Time Regulations
The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office (AGO) has issued final regulations regarding the new Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law approved by voters last November. The final regulations include many needed clarifications and several employer-friendly provisions intended to allow employers to address employee fraud.

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Earn Your Recertification Credit Hours by Attending Our Next HR Boot Camp on September 25, 2015.
Our HR Boot Camp ensures that key employees remain current about company exposure in legal matters surrounding sexual harassment, wage and hour issues, and the proper conduct of employee performance reviews.

Our HR Boot Camp has been approved for 4.25 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

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HR Knowledge Sponsors MIT Sloan CFO Summit for 13th Consecutive Year
Knowledge will serve as a Silver Sponsor, exhibitor, and featured panelist at the prestigious MIT Sloan CFO Summit. As the longest-standing sponsor of the Summit, HR Knowledge has supported the event for the last 13 years. The 2015 Summit, which will focus on "Innovation & Expertise: The Art of CFO Success" is scheduled for November 19, 2015.

HR Knowledge Partners with SafeSchools to Support Safer School Communities

HR Knowledge is excited to announce its new partnership with SafeSchools, a leading developer of safety and compliance solutions specifically designed for the education market. HR Knowledge serves nearly 40 Charter Schools in Massachusetts and we strongly support their purpose and involvement in their communities.

Supreme Court Ruled in Favor of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
On June 25, 2015, The Supreme Court upheld in a 6-3 decision that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance subsidies, under President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, will remain available to all Americans.

PCORI Fees Due by July 31, 2015, for Plan Years Ending in 2015
Initial mandates include a new fee imposed on employers and insurance carriers for seven years. Due July 31st, this fee is now set to affect clients with plan years ending 2012 through 2019

In This Issue
Hiring Process Management (HPM) - Our Outsourced Recruitment Method


If finding the right talent at the right time is critical to your success, consider our non-agency fee recruitment method, Hiring Process Management™ (HPM).


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