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Welcome to the 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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CMEA is Moving!

CMEA is moving to our new permanent office.  On Friday, June 27 and Monday, June 30, we will have limited availability to telephones and email but will do our best to assist you.  We hope to be back in full operation by Tuesday, July 1.

Our new address is:

182 Turnpike Road, Suite 227
Westborough, MA   01581

Featured in the May Commentator Newsletter

- You and Your Employees Benefit A LOT - When You Set-up An Employee Retirement Plan
- DOL Issues New COBRA Notices
- Data Breach Results in Multi-Million Dollar HIPAA Settlement
- Employer Dodges Bullet After Botching Required FMLA Notices
- Mid-Year Retirement Savings Check-Up
- Is Telecommuting a Reasonable Accommodation?
- Mid-Year Plan Amendments Related to Marriages of Same-Sex Couples
- AG Office Vigilant in Enforcing the Massachusetts Contractor Law
- Employer Health Care Arrangements

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


CMEA The Employers Association
257 Turnpike Road, Suite 200
Southborough, MA   01772
Tel. (508) 481-5244
Fax (508) 303-0810