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Monfredo: Worcester Public Schools Helping to Make Our City a “Heart Safe Community”—Monfredo: Worcester Public Schools Helping to Make Our…

PawSox Sign Letter of Intent to Build a Triple-A Ballpark in Worcester—PawSox Sign Letter of Intent to Build a…

Patriots 1st Round Draft Pick Wynn Out for Season with Torn Achilles—Patriots 1st Round Draft Pick Wynn Out for…

Fit For Life: If You Fail to Plan, Then Plan to Fail—Fit For Life: If You Fail to Plan,…

Worcester Chamber Supports PawSox Move to Worcester—Worcester Chamber Supports PawSox Move to Worcester

LIVE VIDEO: Worcester’s PawSox Press Conference—LIVE VIDEO: Worcester's PawSox Press Conference

Finneran: 200 Words to Smile By—Finneran: 200 Words to Smile By

Patriots Cruise Past Eagles 37-20 in Preseason Game 2—Patriots Cruise Past Eagles 37-20 in Preseason Game…

Worcester Ranked as One of Worst Cities to Retire in U.S.—Worcester Ranked as One of Worst Cities to…

Soul Music Legend Aretha Franklin Dies at 76—Soul Music Legend Aretha Franklin Dies at 76


Smart Benefits: Proposed Rule to Alleviate Reporting Burden on Large Businesses

On July 30, OSHA published a proposed rule that would rescind the requirement for businesses with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from...

BBB Offers Tips to Avoid Self-Storage Facility Scams

Are you looking for a place to store your prized possessions or antique furniture that won’t it in your house? 

Smart Benefits: ACA Update - Continue to Comply

Despite repeal attempts, the Affordable Care Act is still operational. And while the individual mandate will be eliminated in 2019, the employer mandate is still in...

Smart Benefits: The Cost of Noncompliance With Workplace Laws

To avoid potentially costly fines, employers must regularly review their policies and practices to make sure they comply with the multitude of federal, state, and...

VIDEO: Worcester Mansion Hits the Market - Just $2.188 Million

Looking for the best buy in New England? This Worcester mansion is a bargain at an asking price of just $2.188 million.

Smart Benefits: Summary Annual Reports Due Sept. 30

ERISA requires plan administrators to regularly provide plan participants information about their health benefit plans. And one of the documents that health plans with 100...

Smart Benefits: IRS Answers Questions About Paid Family & Medical Leave Credit

An FAQ recently issued by the IRS addresses several questions about the new Section 45S of the Internal Revenue Code that allows employers who voluntarily...

MA Has 14th Highest Energy Costs in U.S.

MA has the 14th highest electricity costs

When it comes to energy expenses, Massachusetts is near the top.

Smart Benefits: Should You Surcharge?

As employers continue to look for ways to trim health insurance costs, one strategy some are utilizing is to tack on surcharges to cut down...

AARP of MA Releases July Fraud Watch Update

AARP of MA releases July fraud watch update

The AARP of Massachusetts has released its monthly fraud watch update for the month of July.

ERA Key Realty Motorcycle Ride Raises Nearly $4K for Muscular Dystrophy Association

ERA Key motorcycle ride raises nearly $4K for Muscular Dystrophy Association

Agents of ERA Key Realty Services in Northridge raised almost $4,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during the agency’s first charity motorcycle...

Smart Benefits: Help Employees Understand Benefits in Three Steps

Even though most employees consider benefits when selecting a job, not everyone understands what they mean – or how to use them. In fact, according...

Third Annual Worcester Youth Leadership Institute Gets Underway

Timothy Murray, president, and CEO, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce.

For the third straight year, the Worcester Youth Leadership Institute (WYLI) is set to get underway.

Worcester’s Pearl-Elm Garage to Undergo $18 Million Renovation

The Pearl-Elm garage is undergoing a makeover

The Pearl-Elm Garage is set to undergo an $18 million total makeover, announced City Manager Edward Augustus Jr.

Worcester Regional Chamber to Host Business After Hours Thursday

Worcester Regional Chamber to host Business After Hours Thursday

The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce is set to host its monthly Business After Hours on Thursday, June 21 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p...

Smart Benefits: Form 5500 Due July 31

Rob Calise

Form 5500, required of retirement and health and welfare benefit plans with 100 or more participants enrolled, is due the last day of the seventh...

MA Adds 6,200 Jobs in May

MA adds 6,200 jobs in May

The State of Massachusetts added 6,200 jobs in the month of May, while the unemployment rate remained at 3.5%, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce...

Federal Aviation Administration Awards $1 Million to Worcester Regional Airport

Federal Aviation Administration awards $1 million to Worcester Regional Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $1 million to Worcester Regional Airport to support ongoing maintenance as the airport continues to expand operations.

Smart Benefits: When It Comes to Unpaid Summer Interns, Beware FLSA Rules

This time of year, many employers award internships to college students. While many students opt for experience over pay, it’s important to be...

Location Inc. Celebrates Opening of New Headquarters at Mercantile Center

Edward M. Augustus Jr., the City Manager of Worcester, MA, and Dr. Andrew Schiller, CEO and founder of Location, Inc., are flanked by employees at the company’s ribbon cutting ceremony at Mercantile Center on May 23r

Location, Inc. celebrated the opening of its new headquarters at the renovated Mercantile Center in Worcester.

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