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Does your business comply with MA independent contractor law?

June 15 2017
Companies using independent contractors need to evaluate these relationships using a three-part test to determine whether the worker classification is proper under the MA state laws. If an employer identifies an issue but does nothing, they risk stiff penalties.

Lawnmower safety

June 09 2017
Annually, approximately 75,000 people are injured seriously enough by lawnmowers to require emergency room medical treatment. Only a small percentage of the injuries are caused by mechanical failure; most are the result of human error. Here are some tips to follow before and while mowing your lawn.

Update - Movie filming in Downtown Hudson, May 2017

April 27 2017
Downtown Hudson is preparing to be the setting for filming of a movie on May 1st, 2nd & 3rd, Details of what to expect from traffic and parking restrictions were just updated. Downtown businesses will be open during filming so don't hesitate to come down if you need assistance.

Hollywood comes to Hudson...May 2017

April 18 2017
You may have heard rumors out on the street, but now it's official. Downtown Hudson, MA is going to be the location for a feature film. Filming is scheduled to take place on sections of Main Street and Washington Street on May 1st, 2nd and 3rd from approximately 7AM to 10PM each day.  We'll be open for business during filming.

There's a fire at your apartment. Are you insured?

April 14 2017
Fires are one of the the most devasting losses that can happen to you if you live in an apartment, but broken pipes, burglary and other situations can also cost you money and cause stress. Unless you have renters' insurance, your belongings aren't covered and neither is your personal liability.

Carbon Monoxide detectors...It’s the law!

March 17 2017
Back in 2006, a Massachusetts law known as "Nicole’s Law" became effective, which requires carbon monoxide detectors be installed and maintained in most residences. While many people know about CO detectors and know they are a “good idea”, many still don't have them, which is a violation of the law...

Renters...you need insurance, too.

February 09 2017
According to a survey by Apartments.com, 58% of renters don’t purchase tenants insurance...often because they didn’t know that it existed or thought it was expensive...

New Year's resolutions...are you committed?

January 06 2017
With the new year, lots of us make "new year resolutions". A resolution is defined as "a firm decision to do or not to do something." Admittedly, it can be tough to get out of our own way and take the time to do things that will truly provide long-term benefits because change isn't always easy. It takes commitment, but the rewards can be great.

Workers' compensation: 3 key factors to consider

January 03 2017
Workers’ compensation insurance protects employees from financial hardship after they suffer injury or illness on the job. It pays for direct medical expenses and wage replacement while the employee is unable to work due to the injury...