Pullman & Comley attorney Daniel A. Schwartz was quoted in an article on new Connecticut legislation designed to help stem domestic violence.
According to the article, "Several Practice Areas Affected by Less-Heralded Anti-Violence Reforms," the legislation will have a significant impact on the legal community, especially attorneys who practice family law, employment law or handle landlord-tenant cases.
The legislation includes among its employment protections a requirement that any employer with three or more employees to allow family violence victims to take up to 12 days of unpaid leave time.
According to Dan, "there are probably plenty of employers who are unaware of this new provision and ... many small businesses do not even have a human resources person. "
"This is now taking leave provisions down to three on the domestic violence issue," he said. "How many employers will be impacted by this remains to be seen. Employers are certainly going to have to draft new policies and procedures."
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