President's Letter for September/ October

The Retail Review -- September/ October 2019 edition

Out-of-state Remote Sellers & Marketplaces Begin Collecting MA Sales Tax on October 1st 

Gov. Baker Declares Public Health Emergency:   Immediate Sales Ban On All Vaping Products & Devices

Media coverage of 2019 Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

Upcoming Events for Department of Family and Medical Leave

Ballot Questions Filed for Consideration in 2020, 2022

DTA Issues Reminder to Retailers on EBT Laws and Prohibitions

The Connected Payroll Model: Celebrating Small Businesses And Helping Them Thrive

Effort to Exclude “Meals” from Sales Tax Holiday Gains Support of Governor Baker

State Announces Emergency Loan Funds and Tax Filing Deadline Relief for Cape Cod Businesses Impacted by Recent Tornados

The Retail Review - July/ August 2019 edition

Sales Tax Holiday: August 17 & 18, 2019

A Letter from the President: Baker Administration Obtains Small Biz ACA Health Insurance Flexibility

Legislature Approves $43B budget, Includes RAM Supported “Marketplace” Sales Tax Provisions

LP 101: Shoplifting

Sign up to take advantage of the $5 billion class action settlement against Visa and Mastercard.

An Explanation of RAM's 401k Benefit

Business Community Opposes Reinstatement of Retail Premium Pay

MA Legislature Designates August 17th/18th as Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

Gov. Baker Signs Law Granting Three Month Delay of Paid Family & Medical Leave Program: Implementation Now Set to Start October 1, 2019

Legal Alert: SJC Decision Changes Overtime Requirements for 100% Commission Sales Employees

The Retail Review - May June 2019 Edition

Guest Article:  Eversource launches Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Program

RAM Awards of Excellence:  Make your nominations today!

Guest articleSupreme Confusion: Massachusetts High Court Outlaws 100% Commission Pay by Joshua D. Nadreau, Fisher Phillips

RAMHIC Expands BCBSMA Plan Offerings 

MA FY20 State Budget: Marketplace Sales Tax., Preliminary Sales Tax Remittance Changes, EMAC

PFML: Contributions, Notifications and Exemptions - updated May 28, 2019

2019 Small Business Day on Beacon Hill 

Paid Family and Medical Leave: Deadline Extensions and Public Hearings


Economic Development Engagement Sessions Announced


NRF Advocacy Bootcamp - July 9-10 in Washington DC

Small Business Day on Beacon Hill -- May 9, 2019

The Retail Review -- March/ April 2019 Edition

2019 Health Insurance Premium Survey Results

Employer and Employee Toolkits available on Paid Family and Medical Leave

Grocery store compensation survey results.

Employer Shared Responsibility Notices Now Available Upon Request

Small Business Energy Exemption Deadline Approaching

2019 Food Show

Small businesses are taking the rap on health care costs, by Jon Hurst, Boston Globe, 2/26/2019

The Retail Review - January/ February 2019 edition

A letter from President Jon Hurst "Small Business Premiums: The Third Rail of MA Healthcare Policy"

ACTION ALERT: The Baker Administration Wants to Change the Sales & Meals Tax Remittance Process & Deadline.  Contact your Legislators TODAY & Tell Them it’s a BAD IDEA!

Governor Baker Files FY20 Budget Proposal

Paid Family and Medical Leave Regulatory Listening Sessions Announced

The Retail Review - November/ December 2018 Edition

RAM Announces Holiday Sales Prediction for 2018

REMINDER:  New HIRD Form Filing DUE by November 30, 2018

Changes to Massachusetts Wage and Hour Law Effective January 1, 2019

Grand Bargain Briefing Schedule

The Retail Review - September/ October 2018 Edition

MBTA Retail Space Opportunities Available.

Is Your Business Ready for Premium Pay Repeal?

Recap of the 12th Annual New England Loss Prevention Expo

Boston Plastic Bag Ban & Mandatory $0.05 Fee

RAM Board take position on 2018 Ballot Initiatives

Free Health Care Seminar -- November 2

EMAC Supplement Hardship Waiver

Safety Seminar for RAM members in Comp Group

Legislature Wraps Up Formal Sessions for 2017/2018

The Retail Review -- July/ August 2018

Sales Tax Holiday FAQ's

DOR Issues Guidance Regarding this Weekend's Sales Tax Holiday

Concession Opportunities Coming Available within MBTA Transit System.

Comparison Charts: 2018 Proposed Ballot Initiatives versus Grand Bargain

RAM Board Member Running for State Senate

Senate Votes to Include 2018 Sales Tax Holiday in Economic Development Bill

RAM Applauds as MA House of Representatives Endorses 2018 Sales Tax Holiday

The Retail Review -May/June 2018 Issue

MMFC Sales Tax BHI Study Release.  Click link to access BHI Sales Tax Study

The Retail Review -- March/ April 2018 Edition

Retailers don't want to be Baker's $1B "guinea pig," group says   BBJ March 21, 2018

Attorney General Announces Guidance for Employers Regarding Equal Pay Law

2018 Marks 100 Years of Serving Retail Sector & Unmatched Level of Challenges For Our Members

New Employer Health Care Tax Now in Effect

Boston Bans Plastic Bags

Final Regulations & FAQ’s Released on New Employer Health Care Tax

The Retail Review -- January/ February 2018 Edition

Senate Task Force on the Future of Retail

Long Time Loss Prevention Board Chairman, Kevin Plante, Steps Down

Legislature Poised to Weaken Criminal Laws Used to Combat Retail Theft

Retailers Applaud MA DOR Finding that “Real Time” Sales Tax Collection Not a Cost Effective Solution

Draft Regulations & FAQ’s Released on New Employer Health Care Tax

Massachusetts Main Street Fairness Coalition Collects 95,123 Certified Signatures In Support of Sales Tax Reduction Ballot Initiative

EMAC Comments by Jon Hurst to Department of Unemployment Assistance

RAM Predicts 3.1% Increase in Holiday Sales 

The Retail Review - September/October 2017 Edition

RAM member exclusive -- Electricity Offer

The Retail Review -- July/ August 2017 Edition

MA Adopts Legislation to Protect Pregnant Workers

MA DOR Resubmits Regulation to Require Online Sales Tax Collection

Legislation Coming in September - $15.00 Minimum Wage, Online Lottery & More

A Letter from RAM President Jon Hurst ~ Can't Wait for Beacon Hill Anymore 

RAM Initiative Petition Release

Employer Health Care Tax, No Sales Tax Holiday

Memo from RAM on FY18 Budget Conference Items

Massachusetts Child Labor Law Reminder

MA Legislature Looks to Give Governor Options on State Budget Issues:  Employer Health Care Tax, "Real Time" Sales Tax Remittance, Sales Tax Prepayment

A Letter from RAM President Jon Hurst -- May/June

Small Business Listening Session -- Boston, May 31, 2017

Boston Herald Editorial - 5/24/17 Oh, give 'em a break!

Bay State Forum with Barbara Anthony: What Should Massachusetts be Doing in Healthcare?

Globe Editorial -- April 22, 2017

The Retail Review -- March/April 2017 edition

National Retail Federation Federal Update

A Letter from RAM President Jon Hurst

A Dual Between Tax Plan, Boston Globe, 4/6/17

The Retail Review -- January/February 2017 edition

Q1 2017 Consumer Confidence

RAM President Jon Hurst Testified Before Congress on Association Health Plans

Member Alert: Gov. Baker Proposes New $300 Million Employer Health Care Tax

The Retail Review -- November/December 2016 edition

Retail Alert -- Holiday Schedules

Minimum Wage Increases Again January 1, 2017

Federal Overtime Regulations Put on Hold

2016 RAMAE Winners Announced

RAM Announces Holiday Sales Prediction

Retailers May Open Monday, December 26th 

DOT Introduces New Driver’s Licenses and ID Cards 


Beacon Hill must help local retailers

Articles about DARKSTOREFRONTSMA.COM Campaign

1) Boston Magazine, September 28, 2016

2) Boston Herald, September 28, 2016

3) WGBH, October 13, 2016

Q4 2016 Consumer Confidence