Respect | Creating Workplace Harmony in 2021

During this time in history, people are being pushed to the brink with lockdowns, restrictions and extra pressures. Your employees have a LOT they can disagree on. Political polarization, mask wars, stressed work teams and many more issues are adding to the pressure cooker atmosphere in your workplace ecosystem. Like many of the environments in …

2021 Minimum Wage Increases

Article contributed by Mark Adams Minimum Wage is on the Rise Throughout New England! For Massachusetts, the minimum wage increased from $12.75 to $13.50 per hour effective January 1st.  The tipped employee wage also increased from $4.95 to $5.55 per hour. Vermont saw its minimum wage increase from $10.96 per hour to $11.75 per hour …

Invest in Your Career, Invest In YOU!

Article contributed by Pam Thornton We spent 2020 hunkered down, taking care of everyone at home and at work in an effort to keep everyone safe. Juggling it all was nothing less than a whirlwind.  Maybe some of this time in solitude gave us time to reflect and look forward to a better year of …

Ongoing Leadership Development For Success In 2021

Article contributed by Valerie Boudreau Many of us are looking forward to putting 2020 into the rearview for the obvious reasons.  But if we go reflect on the last 12 months, we will find there were moments of success and times of creativity, innovation and growth that we can use as a launching pad for …

ReCHARGE Your Team’s Physical And Mental Health in 2021

EANE’s New Partner Program Provider, The CHARGE Group, Offers Virtual Nutrition Counseling That is NO COST To You or Your Employees. Article contributed by Allison Ebner As we embrace the New Year, we have an opportunity (and many would argue an obligation) to provide our employees with new resources that will help them improve their …

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Sharpen Your Pencil To Make These Policy Updates For 2021

Article contributed by Mark Adams While many of you may be glad to put 2020 in the rearview mirror (I mean – who enjoyed 2020 right?  Didn’t think so!), let’s start the new year right! If you haven’t done it yet, this the time to iron out our policies! So, where does your handbook stand?  …

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Connecticut Is The Next State in Our Region To Begin Paid Leave

Make Sure Your Organization Is Ready to Be In Compliance Connecticut employers are slated to begin deducting from payroll at the start of the new year in accordance with the Connecticut Paid and Medical Leave Act. The payroll deductions are just the first step though. The CT Paid Leave (CT PL) Authority has identified the …

IRS Releases Key COVID-19 Guidance

As the end of 2020 approaches, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has published some key guidance to help both employers and employees with their 2020 tax year filings that they will need to make in 2021. First, for employers who were recipients of a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, the IRS published Revenue Ruling 2020-27 …

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Interaction! Making Learning Tangible & Applicable

In 2019, EANE’s Board of Directors adopted a strategic goal that directed staff to examine how to redesign some of our Learning and Development training programs so that they could be offered virtually. As we know, 2020 created chaos and turmoil with the onslaught of COVID-19.  Words like “agility”, “nimble”, “creative” and “pivot” became commonplace …

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