The Grand Bargain Act – What To Expect

Big Changes for MA Employers (and families) On June 28, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Baker executed this legislation through a law was termed the “Grand Bargain”. With this, Baker aims to increase Massachusetts minimum wage – and service rates for tipped employees – over the next five years, eliminate special pay on holidays and Sundays, and enact mandatory paid family and …

Massachusetts minimum wage: what’s changing?

We’ve all heard the words “minimum wage” before, right? What exactly does this mean – and why is it changing in our state (Massachusetts)? For those who don’t know, minimum wage is the lowest pay rate an employer can legally pay their workers/employees; the term “service rate” refers to the minimum cash wage paid to tipped employees such as restaurant …

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to the first Ritz blog! We’re so excited to be here. Twenty-five years ago Ritz Payroll began offering payroll processing solutions to local businesses in the North Shore Massachusetts area. We are always happy to help our clients navigate the sometimes-complicated payroll channels and guide them towards compliance. This blog will be no different! Our blog will …