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How were your holiday sales?


In an effort to adequately monitor and report on this year's retail holiday sales figures we are asking RAM members to provide us with sales gain/loss numbers.

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Thank you for taking the time to provide us your holiday sales results.

CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population

The CDC has shortened the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others.  To learn more about the new change please click here.
REMINDER: COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave
With COVID cases on the rise following the holidays, RAM members are reminded of their obligations under the Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Law, which requires employers to offer employees leave time for qualifying reasons related to COVID-19—including leave to obtain or recover from a COVID-19 immunization for themselves or a family member.  The program is effective through April 1, 2022 or the exhaustion of $75 million in program funds as determined by the Commonwealth, whichever is earlier. To date, $13.8 million in reimbursement requests have been processed and paid out by the program. 

Further information on the law is available at Employers may continue to apply for reimbursement by logging into the Department of Revenue’s MassTaxConnect website.  Further information, including detailed instructions, is available here:


2022 Unemployment Insurance Rates


Massachusetts employers are advised that the Department of Unemployment Assistance will be mailing them their 2022 unemployment insurance rates the second week in January.  Employers may however access their rates early by signing onto their DUA online accounts beginning December 30th. 


MA Minimum Wage Set to Increase to $14.25 on January 1, 2022

On January 1, 2022, the MA minimum wage will again increase.  Members are reminded to take note of the following changes:
  • Minimum wage increase to $14.25 per hour (currently $13.50)
  • Tipped wage increase to $6.15 per hour (currently $5.55)
  • Retail Premium Pay mandate reduces to 1.1 times the employee’s regular hourly rate for work
The Retail Premium Pay mandate applies to most retail employees performing work on Sundays and certain holidays.  All members are encouraged to download RAM’s 2022 Retail Holiday Schedule for a detailed guide.
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