Pullman & Comley’s Labor, Employment Law & Employee Benefits practice is committed to providing prompt, practical assistance to clients of all sizes in the areas of private and public sector labor and employment law.
Our attorneys regularly advise clients in all aspects of labor, employment law and employee benefits, including litigation, counseling and training, immigration law and union management issues. Our attorneys also provide sophisticated investigation services to private and public entities. Our goal is to help clients develop and maintain employee relations practices that comply with the law and serve their business objectives. We provide effective preventative counseling and aggressively defend our clients’ personnel decisions. We counsel clients on all aspects of the employment relationship including hiring, discipline and termination. Additionally, we handle all aspects of employee benefits plans for both taxable and tax-exempt employers.
Our attorneys regularly handle employment matters before state and federal courts and administrative agencies throughout the United States. We litigate employment disputes of every type, including discrimination and retaliation claims, trade secret and noncompete agreements, ERISA claims and other contract and employment-related tort claims. We negotiate and draft labor agreements, employment and severance agreements and virtually every type of employment-related documents, including nondisclosure and restrictive covenant agreements, and grievance resolutions.
The attorneys in our Labor, Employment Law & Employee Benefits practice cover developments in labor, employment and employee benefits law in: "Working Together," a blog found at http://workingtogether.pullcomblog.com.
News & Insights
- Mark J. Sommaruga Interviewed Regarding "Understanding Connecticut's Freedom of Information Act, Fifth Edition"Connecticut Law Journal, 04.01.2019
- Hartford Marriott Farmington, 11.15.2019
- School Law Attorneys Kaufmann, Schurin and Sommaruga Lead Workshops at November CABE/CAPSS ConventionMystic Marriott Hotel, Groton, Connecticut, 11.15.2019
- Attorney Joshua Hawks-Ladds to Present at Connecticut Conference of Municipalities on Labor Contract Negotiations12.03.2019
- City Steam Brewery and Café, 11.12.2019
- Holiday Inn Hartford Downtown Area, 11.04.2019
- Attorney Zachary Schurin Presents at National Business Institute’s CT Employment Law Seminar on April 1, 201904.01.2019
- Attorney Joshua Hawks-Ladds Presented "Best HR Practices in Hiring, Disciplining and Firing Employees" to Middlesex Chamber of Commerce02.12.2019
- CABE Journal, 06.2018
- CABE Journal, 05.2018
Pullman's Employment Law attorneys provide anti-harassment training and counseling to give clients the tools they need to follow proper protocols for prevention, address harassment cases and comply with the law.
Our attorneys routinely advise our clients on best practices to meet the challenges presented by dramatic changes in labor and employment laws.
Our Immigration Practice shares insights regarding recruiting foreign-national technology graduates, and has spoken on prospective changes in immigration law before the Connecticut Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Section.
A significant number of Connecticut attorneys, in law firms, corporate legal departments and insurance agencies, turn to our Professional Liability team for risk management advice to handle their important matters.
Since medical marijuana was legalized in Connecticut, our attorneys have assisted the businesses that grow, dispense and provide testing services for this limited-use drug, while also advising employers grappling with employment policies and practices that need to be modified to meet the new statute guidelines.
Pullman & Comley attorneys successfully defended a regional educational service center accused of violating pregnancy discrimination laws and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, first won at the United States District Court and then on appeal at the Second Circuit Court of appeals.
- Margaret A. Bartiromo
- Megan Youngling Carannante
- William R. Connon
- Sharon Kowal Freilich
- Andrew C. Glassman
- Joshua A. Hawks-Ladds
- Robert C. Hinton
- Donald F. Houston
- Karen A. Jeffers
- Andrés Jiménez-Franck
- George J. Kasper
- Melinda B. Kaufmann
- Michael N. LaVelle
- Michael P. McKeon
- Adam S. Mocciolo
- Jonathan B. Orleans
- Kristen F. Perkins
- Richard C. Robinson
- Zachary D. Schurin
- Stephen M. Sedor
- John P. Shea, Jr.
- Mark J. Sommaruga
- Karen P. Wackerman
- Zachary T. Zeid