We look forward to having you join us for the 2019 Rogers & Gray Academy series.
As a trusted and innovative provider of protection to our clients, we believe education has a direct impact on our clients businesses and the best relationships are partnerships. This page will be updated with additional insurance, employee benefits and business offerings throughout the year as we add in new seminars and webinars.
All seminars held at: 63 Smiths Lane, Kingston, MA 8:30 am – 10 am, with a light breakfast served.
May 15, 2019 | The Grand Bargain in Massachusetts | The New Family and Medical Leave Program
NEW LOCATION: Hotel 1620, 180 Water St, Plymouth, MA 02360
In 2018, Governor Baker signed H.4640 An Act relative to minimum wage, paid family medical leave and the sales tax holiday, also known as the “Grand Bargain.” This has left employers scrambling to understand the implications to their business and employees. Attorney Jenifer Pinkham will help guide discussion around H.4640.
The legislation creates a permanent 2-day weekend sales tax holiday. The bill also gradually raises the Commonwealth’s minimum wage to $15/hour over five years, with the initial increase taking effect in January 2019. Coupled with that increase will be a raise to the minimum base wage rate for tipped workers, up to $6.75, that will also phase in over a 5-year period commencing in January of 2019.
The third major component of H.4640 introduces a new Paid Family and Medical Leave program for in Massachusetts employers and employees. The new program will provide employees who contribute to the program the ability to take paid leave for up to 12 weeks a year care for a family member or bond with a new child, 20 weeks a year to deal with a personal medical issue, and up to 26 weeks to deal with an emergency related to deployment of a family member for military service.
Presenting Speaker: Jenifer M. Pinkham, Esq.s
April 24, 2019 | Workers Comp | What You Need To Know
Learn how to go about setting up such a program from one of the region’s top experts on the subject – Jill Scioli-Swygart of Stephenson + Brook, a firm that specializes in workers’ compensation risk management.
In her presentation, Jill will cover the following topics:
- Understanding the costs of Workers Compensation
- Building Your Workers’ Comp. Team
- Accident Investigation
- Supervisor’s Role
- Return to Work Considerations
- Data Review: Loss Runs/Trends/EMR/Bidding
Don’t miss this opportunity to get valuable tips on how to manage the risks and control the costs of workers compensation in your business.
Presenting Speaker: Jill Scioli-Swygart | Stephenson+Brook
March 20, 2019 | Pay Equity in the Workplace
Organizations have made huge strides toward equality in the workplace, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. According to Business Insider, women across the globe earn anywhere from 5.6 to 36.6 percent less than men, depending on the country. On average, for every $100 (USD) a man earns a woman will only earn about $80.
While your organization may not be able to solve everything on its own, there are steps you can take to create better pay equality. During the March R&G Academy seminar, Attorney Jenifer Pinkham will guide employers on Best Practices around Pay Equity. Designed for business owners, hiring managers and HR professionals.
Presenting Speaker Jenifer M. Pinkham, Esq. | Phifer Pinkham, LLC
February 27, 2019 | Hiring: Assessing, Interviewing, Selecting
A bad hire is very expensive. An excellent hiring process is priceless.
Eric Warner will provide an overview of the Sandler hiring process, with emphasis on interviewing, understanding assessment tools and determining your decision criteria. Eric will help you sift the gold nugget you are seeking from the rocks that are seeking the job.
Accelerate your team’s success with better players, starting with a better hiring process.
Presenting Speaker: Eric Warner | President, Praxis Growth AdvisorsRegister Now
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