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 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
- Connecticut Public Radio, 03.07.2022
- Megan Carannante Appears on NBC Connecticut to Discuss Major Changes to State Employment Law in 202201.12.2022
- Megan Carannante Appeared on NBC Connecticut to Discuss the Latest Vaccine Mandate for Businesses with 100 or More Employees11.05.2021
- Connecticut Law Tribune, 10.05.2021
- TechRepublic, 08.19.2021
- Megan Carannante Talks with the Connecticut Law Tribune on How Employers Have the Upper Hand with New Legalization of Recreational MarijuanaConnecticut Law Tribune, 08.06.2021
- Connecticut Network Streams "Mandating the Vaccine or Not" Webinar Presented by Zachary Schurin and Melinda KaufmannConnecticut Network, 08.04.2021
- WTNH.com, 08.03.2021
- TechRepublic, 08.02.2021
- Megan Carannante Talks with NBC CT about Impact of Legalized Recreational Cannabis on Connecticut Employers07.01.2021
- Hartford Business Journal, 05.31.2021
- Hartford Business Journal, 05.31.2021
- Snigdha Mamillapalli Quoted in National Logistics Industry Publication Regarding Potential Policy Shifts on Independent ContractorsFreightWaves, 05.04.2021
- Megan Y. Carannante Discusses Need to Revisit Workplace Policies as Debate Over Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Heats UpFairfield and Westchester County Business Journals, 05.03.2021
- Tech Republic, 03.15.2021
- Greenwich, New Canaan/Darien + Rowayton, Stamford, Westport and At Home Magazines, 03.2021
- Forbes Magazine, 01.16.2021
- Jonathan Orleans Addresses Employer Questions about the Covid-19 Vaccine in Fairfield County Business Journal InterviewFairfield County Business Journal, 01.11.2021
- Mark Sommaruga Speaks with Multiple News Outlets Regarding School Policies and COVID-19 VaccinationsWNPR, FOX 61, WTNH News 8, and CT Post, December 19 - December 29, 2020
- Fairfield County Business Journal, 05.31.2020
- Zoom, 05.17.2022
- Hartford/Windsor Marriott, 28 Day Hill Rd, Windsor, CT 06095, 05.19.2022
- Farmington Gardens, 999 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06032, 04.08.2022
- Zoom Webinar, 03.25.2022
- Zoom Webinar, 03.09.2022
- Working Together Webinar Series Part III: The ADA, Mental Health, and Developments in Wage and Hour Law02.09.2022
- Working Together Webinar Series Part II: Laws and Issues to Watch in the New Year and Workplace Inclusion01.12.2022
- Working Together Webinar Series Part I: Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law: Updates on COVID-19 and Paid FMLA12.08.2021
- Zoom, 11.22.2021
- Megan Carannante and Zachary Zeid to Present Cannabis Workshop for the Middlesex County Chamber of CommerceZOOM Webinar, 11.17.2021
- Mark Sommaruga to Present on New Labor and Employment Legislation in a Connecticut Valley LERA Webinar11.05.2021
- Zoom Webinar, 10.29.2021
- Melinda Kaufmann and Zachary Schurin to Present Webinar for Employers "Mandating the Vaccine or Not"10.25.2021
- Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, 09.21.2021
- Mark Sommaruga to Present on Labor and Employment Legislation in a Connecticut Bar Association Webinar09.14.2021
- Melinda B. Kaufmann and Zachary D. Schurin Present "Mandating the Vaccine or Not" Webinar for Westport-Weston Chamber of CommerceZoom Webinar, 09.10.2021
- Megan Carannante and Jon Orleans to Present on Mandatory Vaccination Policies and Legally-Required Exemptions09.09.2021
- Labor & Employment Law Summer Update: The 2021 Legislative Session, Recreational Marijuana and a COVID-19 Update07.23.2021
- Mark Sommaruga to Address the Connecticut Council of Small Towns' at Annual Legislative Wrap-Up SessionZoom Webinar, 06.17.2021
- Zoom Webinar, 05.25.2021
- Don’t Just Leave Leave Alone: Whether You Have 1 Employee or 100, Private Employers Must Act Quickly to Comply with Changes to Connecticut’s Family and Medical Leave Law01.14.2022
- Fairfield County Business Journal, 01.04.2022
- Hartford Business Journal, 01.03.2022
- Dealing with Religious Objections to Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: The EEOC Issues Clarifying Technical Assistance for Employers10.26.2021
- A Critical Warning to Federal Contractors and Subcontractors with Unvaccinated Employees: Time is Running Out to Comply with President Biden’s Vaccination Mandate10.21.2021
- Balancing the Vaccination Equation: Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines in the Workplace09.24.2021
- Ready or Not: What Employers Need to Know About the Biden Administration's Upcoming Vaccination and Testing Requirements09.10.2021
- Hartford Business Journal, 08.09.2021
- Did You Know? The American Rescue Plan Act Includes a Mandatory COBRA Subsidy Provision that Imposes New Obligations on Employers04.09.2021
- Governor Lamont Declares Continuing State of Emergency, Extends Executive Emergency Powers Through February 9, 202109.04.2020
- Southern District of New York’s Decision to Invalidate Health Care Provider Exclusion and Work Availability Requirement of FFCRA May Have Implications for Connecticut08.07.2020
- Rollover Deadline Extended for Required Minimum Distributions from Retirement Accounts Waived Under the CARES Act07.20.2020
- Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7CC Expands Application of a Municipality’s Ability to Authorize Actions Without In-Person Voting04.22.2020
- Cannabis: Can I Buy This? The Current Legal Landscape for Connecticut’s Marijuana Industry and Predictions for 202001.16.2020
- Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Has Spoken (Part Three-Even More Bills)Working Together, 04.20.2022
- Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Has Spoken (Part Two-Wage and State Employee - Related Bills)Working Together, 04.19.2022
- Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Has Spoken (Part One-Expansion of Rights)Working Together, 04.14.2022
- Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Begins to SpeakWorking Together, 03.15.2022
- President Signs #MeToo Legislation Prohibiting Compelled Arbitration of Employee Sexual Misconduct ClaimsWorking Together, 03.11.2022
- User Beware! New York State Joins Connecticut in Requiring Employers to Notify Employees of Electronic MonitoringWorking Together, 02.22.2022
- Working Together, 02.02.2022
- Working Together, 01.20.2022
- Working Together, 01.19.2022
- Working Together, 12.28.2021
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.
Pullman & Comley represented the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association in a merger transaction with Bethel Visiting Nurse Association and New Milford Visiting Nurse and Hospice, resulting in RVNAhealth, a single not-for-profit organization that delivers the highest quality health care for their patients across 35 communities in Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties.
Pullman's Employment team offers a host of training programs that can be customized to meet your company's objectives.
Working Together Blog
Pullman & Comley's Labor, Employment Law and Employee Benefits practice publishes “Working Together,” a blog providing timely, substantive information on the constantly changing workplace laws affecting your employees and your business.
- Margaret A. Bartiromo
- Megan Youngling Carannante
- Sharon Kowal Freilich
- Andrew C. Glassman
- Joshua A. Hawks-Ladds
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- George J. Kasper
- Melinda B. Kaufmann
- Jonathan B. Orleans
- Richard C. Robinson
- Zachary D. Schurin
- Stephen M. Sedor
- Mark J. Sommaruga
- Karen P. Wackerman
- Zachary T. Zeid