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The Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD) Form

The Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD) Form

The Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD) form is a new Massachusetts reporting requirement in 2018. The HIRD form collects information about employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) offerings. Massachusetts law requires every employer in Massachusetts with six or more employees to submit a HIRD form. The HIRD reporting is administered by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue through the MassTaxConnect (MTC) web portal. The HIRD forms are due each year on November 30th.

Massachusetts Non-Compete Law

Massachusetts Non-Compete Law

The Massachusetts Non-Compete Law went into effect on October 1, 2018. A non-competition agreement is a type of agreement in which an employer provides some consideration (such as a bonus) to an employee or independent contractor in exchange for that employee or independent contractor agreeing not to compete for a period of time after leaving the employment relationship.   

The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Summary of The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act will go into effect on April 1, 2018. The Act prohibits Massachusetts employers from denying pregnant women and new mothers reasonable accommodation for their pregnancies and any conditions related to their pregnancies and provides increased legal protection against pregnancy-related discrimination in the workplace. The law applies to employers with six or more employees.