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AffinEco’s Commitment to Safety Pays Off

By Matt Ellis If you’re looking to hire someone to oversee the safety training of a large building services company with a workforce spread across five states, you might want someone with a military background who understands a chain of command, respects the process for getting things accomplished, and isn’t...

Most Wonderful Time of the Year? Flu & Cold Prevention

By Sue Minichiello This is shaping up to be a particularly nasty flu season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that over 7,000 flu cases are already confirmed. That’s more than twice the number reported at this time in 2016. Seven states — including Massachusetts —...

Joint Employer Status: Pending No More, At Least for Now

By Glenn A. Duhl, Esq. In the labor context, when an entity is considered a joint employer with a “direct employer” of employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement, it is viewed as part of a single bargaining unit and may be held liable for violations of the National Labor...

Employee Spotlight: Lauro Duarte

By Sue Minichiello AffinEco is shining its Employee Spotlight on Lauro Duarte, someone who exemplifies how well it can work when the company takes over a contract and — at the new client’s request — retains existing staff. Duarte also effectively encourages AffinEco’s safety initiatives. Knowing Duarte had worked at...

Making Schools Clean & Safe

By Matt Ellis It’s commonly known that schools are like germ factories. According to a study of elementary schools by the National Science Foundation, water fountain spigots had more germs than toilet seats. A recent story from ABC News reported, “An elementary school, where kids share practically everything, is a...