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MFA NEWS SCAN JULY 27, 2015


- Thursday, July 30, 2015

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW EARNED SICK TIME LAW? Since the law has now gone into effect and final regulations have been published, you are invited to an informational training about this new Earned Sick Time law.

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Staff from the Attorney General’s Office will provide guidance on implementation, explain employers’ and employees’ rights and responsibilities, and provide opportunities for specific questions to be answered.  Come to the Attorney General’s Office free informational training: Tuesday, August 4th, 2:00-4:00pm at the Boston Public Library, Salon Room, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA.  To register online: http://bostonearnedsicktime.eventbrite.com/?aff=NA1.  To register by phone: call Rodrigo Plaza at 617-963-2229 and leave your name, phone number, business name (if applicable), and email address.  Other information sessions: www.mass.gov/ago/earnedsicktime and look for the Info Session RSVP tab.  More information: The earned sick time final regulations, notice to employees, a sample policy, and other materials are available on their website: www.mass.gov/ago/earnedsicktime.  Any questions on these information sessions and the Earned Sick Time Law may be directed to Morgan Callahan at earnedsicktime@state.ma.us.

 

A MESSAGE TO MFA MEMBERS FROM ENGLISH FOR NEW BOSTONIANS

English for New Bostonians (ENB) changes lives.  By increasing access to high-quality ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes for people, we are helping these amazing Bostonians realize their dreams and fully contribute to our Commonwealth.  With the help of many supporters, ENB has provided English learning opportunities for over 14,000 new Bostonians since our inception.  I am reaching out today to ask for your assistance by helping us take advantage of a generous gift.  We recently we received a $100K Challenge Grant from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.  I hope you will consider a special gift to help us meet this challenge and raise a thousand new voices this year.  You may have read about his “surprise” philanthropy efforts in the Boston Globe article that mentioned his gift to ENB.  With his help and yours we can continue to play a transformative role in the lives of immigrants and their families.  Every dollar you provide will equal $2 for immigrants seeking to achieve their dreams.  You can double your money and deepen our impact.

What is ENB’s Impact?

Through grant making, capacity-building, and public outreach and education, ENB serves over 1,200 students each year.  We improve program quality in immigrant-serving agencies citywide, and leverage private and public resources for organizations serving immigrant communities across our Commonwealth.  Click the links to learn about ENB’s innovative projects, including ESOL for Parents, and the latest—ESOL for Entrepreneurs

ENB helps provide a gateway to immigrants’ full participation in Boston’s civic, social and economic vitality.  English classes enable newcomers to adapt to the U.S. labor market and to gain a foothold in the local economy.  ENB offers funders and donors an investment strategy that addresses urgent community needs and provides assurance of effectiveness, transparency, and accountability all while documenting the tangible difference we are making in the lives of individuals, families, and entire communities.

Thank you for considering a contribution that will allow us to advance this important work by visiting our Kraft challenge page at this linkCorporate challenge donors will be listed on ENB’s website, unless you inform us otherwise.  

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MFA NEWS SCAN JULY 27, 2015


- Thursday, July 30, 2015

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW EARNED SICK TIME LAW? Since the law has now gone into effect and final regulations have been published, you are invited to an informational training about this new Earned Sick Time law.

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