Year: 2020

January 14, 2020

With the beginning of the new year, Ed Allcock became a very busy person. Not that he wasn’t already busy as a managing partner of MEEB and head of its litigation division. But Ed has also assumed two new positions this year, serving simultaneously as president of the New England Chapter of CAI (CAI-NE) and as chair of CAI-National’s College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). Ed credits “circumstances and the luck of the draw” for [Read More...]

January 2, 2020

EMPLOYMENT RAVES Analysts reached for superlatives – “blowout” and “blockbuster” among them ─ to describe November’s surprisingly strong employment report. Employers added 266,000 workers to their payrolls, blowing well past the 187,000 economists had predicted. October’s anemic 128,000 gain was revised upward slightly, to 156,000, and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.5 percent. Average hourly earnings increased by 7 cents – a 3.1 percent year-over-year gain. The strong employment report replaced suspicions that a [Read More...]