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Welcome to CMEA


CMEA The Employers Association is a non-profit, member-owned organization established solely to help
employers promote positive employer / employee relations.  We are a critical resource for companies of various sizes and industries in Massachusetts who use our services to help with day-to-day employer / employee issues.  More importantly, we help our members understand the laws and how they apply to their companies.

As the state and federal governments pass more and more legislation governing your relationship with your employees, you may find yourself or your staff bogged down with time-consuming research or costly legal bills by trying to keep up-to-date. CMEA The Employers Association may be your answer to save time and money as you better understand your responsibilities as an employer.

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2015 Wage and Salary Survey is Underway

Deadline to participate is FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015

This is a great compensation resource for the Central Mass. and other regions throughout the state as the survey platform will enable you to general reports that not only provide overall compensation information but also breakouts by industry, region and company size.

CMEA member participants receive FREE survey results!

If you have not already received your email invitation to participate, please email cmeasurveys@att.net and we will have your login information emailed to you.




Featured in the March Commentator Newsletter

- Revising Your Handbook?  The NLRB Is Watching You!
- Employer Costs for Employee Compensation - December 2014
- EEOC Proposes Regulations on ADA and Wellness Programs
- ACA Information Reporting By Applicable Large Employers
- Obama Administration Publishes Final Rule on Excepted Benefits
- DOL Gives Two-Month Grace Period for 401(k) Plans to Provide Annual Investment Information
- Supreme Court Says It's Okay for DOL to Change Its Mind - And Affirms That Mortgage Brokers 
   Are Entitled to Overtime




Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs)

Written affirmative action plans are required of employers who employ fifty (50) or more employees and have contracts, subcontracts (and/or some grants) with the federal government in excess of $50,000.  Often comprising over 100 pages of statistical and narrative material, these plans must be maintained on  
an annual basis.

Affirmative action plans can take up dozens of hours to create.  Don't have the time to create an affirmative action plan?  Looking to outsource?  CMEA can design a comprehensive affirmative action plan that reflects your organization while addressing the necessary federal laws and regulations.

If you are contacted by the OFCCP requesting to review your AAP, you don't want to have to scramble to put an inferior plan together.  Not complying with affirmative action plan regulations can result in the termination of government contracts already in effect and may disqualify you from future government contract opportunities.  That is lost revenue to your company!  And contrary to popular thought, any company (large or small) can have their plan audited.

For more information on Affirmative Action services, call Mark Patrick at (508) 481-5244 or email MarkPatrick@att.net.