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Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Has Spoken (Part Three-Even More Bills)
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Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Has Spoken (Part Two-Wage and State Employee - Related Bills)
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Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Has Spoken (Part One-Expansion of Rights)
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Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Begins to Speak
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President Signs #MeToo Legislation Prohibiting Compelled Arbitration of Employee Sexual Misconduct Claims
U.S. Senate
User Beware! New York State Joins Connecticut in Requiring Employers to Notify Employees of Electronic Monitoring
Cyber Security
Red Light, Green Light: A Status Update on Federal Vaccine Mandates for Private Employers
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Procrastination = Exposure; Update Your Leave Policies Now!
Time to Update
Public Agency Meetings in the Pandemic Era
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CDC Modifies Guidance on Isolation and Quarantine
Quarantine
January 1 Brings Big Changes to CT’s Family and Medical Leave Law. Is Your Company Ready?
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Update on the OSHA "Vaccination or Test" ETS for Employers of 100 or More Employees
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Preparing for a Novel November: OSHA Releases Its Long-Awaited Vaccination Mandate for Employers with 100 or More Employees
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Dealing with Religious Objections to Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: The EEOC Issues Clarifying Technical Assistance for Employers
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A Critical Warning to Federal Contractors and Subcontractors with Unvaccinated Employees: Time is Running Out to Comply with President Biden’s Vaccination Mandate
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New Laws Affecting Employers Go Into Effect October 1 – Are You Ready?
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COBRA Update: Final COBRA Subsidy Termination Notices Now Due
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Ready or Not: What Employers Need to Know About the Biden Administration’s Upcoming Vaccination and Testing Requirements
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Breaking . . . Governor Lamont’s New Executive Order # 13A Permits Municipal Leaders to Issue Emergency Orders Requiring Masking in Indoor Settings Regardless of Vaccination Status
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Connecticut Employers Required to Disclose Wage Ranges to Employees and Job Applicants and Ensure Male and Female Employees Receive Comparable Pay for Comparable Work
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Now They Are Finally Finished: Developments from the 2021 Regular and Special Sessions of The Connecticut General Assembly Affecting Employers (Updated July 22, 2021)
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The Aftermath: Developments From The 2021 Session of The Connecticut General Assembly Affecting Employers (Part One)
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New OSHA COVID-19 Rule and Agency Guidance for Both Healthcare and Non-Healthcare Employers
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COURT UPHOLDS EMPLOYER’S MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY
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The EEOC’s Updated Guidance Allows Employers to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations (With Some Exceptions), and Clarifies When Employers Can Provide Incentives for Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine
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Do I Still Need to Wear a Mask? What the CDC’s Recent Guidance and the Governor’s Recent Announcements Concerning Fully Vaccinated People Mean for Connecticut Employers
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DOL Officially Axes Independent Contractor Rule of Previous Administration
Gig Economy/Independent Contractor
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Has Spoken (Part Three-Even More Bills)
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Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Has Spoken (Part Two-Expansion of Worker Rights)
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Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Has Spoken (Part One-COVID-19 Related Bills)
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Did You Know? The American Rescue Plan Act Includes a Mandatory COBRA Subsidy Provision that Imposes New Obligations on Employers
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DOL Proposes to Scrap Employer-Friendly Independent Contractor Rule
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The CROWN Act: Connecticut Aims to Eliminate Race-Based Hair Discrimination in the Workplace
Work Meeting
The (Str)Ides of March (Part Two): The Upcoming Easing of Connecticut’s COVID-19 Restrictions (and Impacts Upon Employers)
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Update: DOL Officially Delays Newly Published Rule on Independent Contractors
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Employees Splitting Working Time Between the Office and Home? The DOL Reminds Employers About the Rules on When Commute Time is Compensable in the New Age of Telework
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Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Begins to Speak
General Assembly
The (Str)Ides of March: How Connecticut’s Revised COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule Impacts Employers
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DOL Proposes Delaying Newly Published Rule on Independent Contractors
Gig Economy/Independent Contractor
President Biden Issues Executive Order Addressing Sexism and Structural Racism, and Rescinding the Trump Administration’s Diversity Training Restrictions
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Latest Employment & Labor Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: February 9th Public Hearing
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Better Late Than Never: How Employers May (Finally) Benefit from Recent Changes to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
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When Push Comes to Shove: Should Employers Require Their Employees to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?
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Competitor "No Poach Agreements" Can Lead to Criminal Prosecutions, Fines and Jail Time
Business Discussion
US DOL Issues New Enforcement Guidance on Electronic Workplace Posters and Telemedicine under the FMLA
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California Judge Halts President Trump’s Workplace Diversity Training Order
Work Meeting
EEOC Issues Guidance on Employer COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
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What You Need to Know Now About the Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Act
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Recent Changes to CDC Guidance May Allow Employers to Safely Return Employees Exposed to COVID-19 to Work in Fewer Than 14 Days
COVID Mask
A Cautionary Tale for Retirement Plan Sponsors' Avoidable Late Filing Penalties
Deadline
President Trump’s Ban on “Anti-American” Diversity Training Faces Two Legal Challenges
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Supreme Court’s Sulyma Decision Creates Proof of Actual Knowledge Issue for Plan Fiduciaries
SCOTUS
Executive Order 9I Exempts Travel to New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island from Affected State COVID-19 Quarantine List
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Executive Order Puts Federal Contractors and Grant Recipients on Notice: End "Divisive" Diversity Training or Risk Being Barred from Doing Business with the Federal Government
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Dispelling Some Myths in Responding to COVID-19 Incidents: Close Contacts, Quarantines, and Tests (and Ignoring the Noise).
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Putting Employers Back in the Driver’s Seat? How the Governor’s Latest Executive Order May Restore Connecticut Employers’ Ability to Manage Out-of-State Employee Travel
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Critical Update for Employers: US Department of Labor Significantly Narrows the Definition of “Health Care Provider” for Purposes of Exempting Employees from Paid Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
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EEOC Issues More Guidance on the ADA and COVID-19 In the Workplace
EEOC
Should Employers Stop Withholding Employees’ Share of Social Security Tax in September? (Part 2)
Social Security Tax
DOL Says That Parents Who Opt Out of In-Person Learning Cannot Use Paid FFCRA Leave, But May Use the Leave for Remote Days Where a School is Using a Hybrid Model
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Should Employers Stop Withholding Employees' Share of Social Security Tax in September?
Social Security Tax
No Longer Taken at Face Value: Executive Order 7NNN and the New Requirement for Medical Documentation from Non-Mask Wearers (and What It Means to Connecticut’s Employers)
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Southern District of New York’s Decision to Invalidate Health Care Provider Exclusion and Work Availability Requirement of FFCRA May Have Implications for Connecticut
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Speak No Evil: The NLRB Drops “Setting-Specific” Standards for Cases Involving Abusive Employee Speech Made in the Course of Protected Concerted Activities
Business Discussion
Quirky Quarantine Quandary: The New Changes to Connecticut’s Travel Advisory That May Leave Employers with More Questions Than Answers
Quarantine
Don’t Hand Off the Handbook: Why Employers Must Prioritize Updating Workplace Policies
Employee Handbook
A Reminder for 401(k) Plan Sponsors and Administrators: The Effective Date for the SECURE Act’s Long-Term Part-Time Eligibility Rule is Rapidly Approaching
Deadline
Universities: Watch Out for Lost Student Work Authorization as a Result of New Ban on Remote Learning under F-1 Visas
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Pandemic Pandemonium (Summer Vacation Edition): How the Governor’s Latest Executive Order Complicates FFCRA Leave for Employers
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Nothing But Net: Title IX and Employment Discrimination in Piscitelli v. University of Saint Joseph
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Workers Already in U.S. Are Exempt from Suspension of New Work Visas
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The EEOC Issues New Guidance Regarding Antibody Testing in the Wake of COVID-19
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EEOC Makes Clear That COVID-19 Cannot be Used to Justify Discrimination Against Employees Based on Age or Other Characteristics
EEOC
Supreme Court Extends Title VII Protections to Gay and Transgender Employees in Bostock v. Clayton County
SCOTUS
Connecticut Announces Rules for Phase 2 of Reopening
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Returning the Reluctant Employee to Work: How the Governor’s Latest Executive Order May Allow Employees Who Refuse to Return to Work to Collect Unemployment Benefits
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The 2020 Session of the Connecticut General Assembly: Are They Really Done and Will There Be No New Labor and Employment Legislation This Year?
General Assembly
One Size Doesn’t Fit All: New EEOC Guidance Cautions Employers to Take an Individualized Approach in Returning ‘At-Risk’ Employees to Work in the Wake of COVID-19
COVID Back to Work
Crystal Clear Compliance: Connecticut Outlines How COVID-19 Sector Rules Will Be Enforced Against Non-Compliant Businesses
Compliance
Tips from the Tax Man: A Reminder to Employers About the New Tax Credits Available
Tax Forms
UPDATE: OSHA Backtracks from April Policy that Exempted Most Employers from Tracking Workers’ COVID-19 Infections
OSHA
Certain CT Businesses Permitted to Open May 20 with Restrictions
Open Business
Don’t Ask: New Department of Labor Guidance Restricts Employers from Requiring Documentation from Employees Seeking Paid Leave Under the FFCRA
US DOL
IRS Issues FAQs Regarding CARES Act Distributions and Loans from Employee Benefit Plans
CARES/American Rescue Plan
CHRO Offers Extension of Deadline for Employers to Provide Sexual Harassment Training to New Employees
Business Discussion
More Disaster Relief for Employee Benefit Plans Due to COVID-19
COVID
Yes, We’re Open: Important Considerations for Employers Preparing to Reopen in a Post-COVID-19 World
Open Business
Update: July 15, 2020 is the Last Day for Making IRA and HSA Contributions
Deadline
What Steps to Take When an Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19
COVID testing
Obliging OSHA: How New COVID-19 Guidance Impacts Employers’ Workplace Recordkeeping and Reporting Obligations
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The Latest Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Paid Leave (and Some Common Questions)
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DECD's Safe Workplace Rules Regarding "Face-Coverings" and Executive Order 7BB
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The EEOC Issues Yet More Guidance on the ADA Accommodations and COVID-19
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Governor Lamont’s Executive Order Requiring Face Coverings: Its Impact Upon Employers
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EEOC Issues More Guidance on ADA and the Coronavirus
COVID
The Scope of the “Health Care Providers” Exclusion from the FFCRA Leave Laws
COVID workers
Mobilizing the National Guard Against COVID-19: A Primer on Employer Obligations Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act
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Remote Inspection of I-9 Documents Now Permitted in Limited Circumstances During Coronavirus Emergency
Workers
The $600 Question: Which Furloughed or Laid Off Employees Are Eligible for Enhanced Unemployment Benefits Under the CARES Act?
CARES/American Rescue Plan
The CARES Act Impacts Qualified Retirement Plans and IRAs: Temporary Relief for Employees, Plan Participants and IRA Owners
CARES/American Rescue Plan
No Coronavirus-Related Furloughs of H-1B Employees
US DOL
Families First Coronavirus Relief Act Notice Must Be Posted by April 1, 2020 – DOL Poster Should Be Posted at Worksites AND Emailed or Mailed to Teleworking Employees
US DOL
Small And Mid-Size Businesses Should be Able to Swiftly Recover the Cost of Providing Coronavirus Related Paid Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
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The CT DOL’S Shared Work Program Might Reduce Labor Costs Without Permanent Layoffs
Workers
DECD Guidance on Connecticut Governor's Executive Order 7H
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Connecticut DECD Issues Guidance on Businesses Considered “Essential” for Purposes of Governor’s Executive Order
Empty Workplace
EEOC Clarifies That Employers May Temperature-Test Employees During COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID testing
Initial Guidance on the Governor’s Executive Order on the Closure of “Non-Essential Businesses”
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A COVID-19 “WARN-ing” for Employers: The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act Still Applies to Certain Layoffs and Plant Closures
Empty Workplace
Potential Immigration Compliance Issues Raised by Coronavirus Travel Restrictions, Work-from-Home Policies, and Layoffs
Immigration
UPDATE: What Will the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act" Mean for Employers?
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CMS FAQ re Essential Health Coverage and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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How to Comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act During a Pandemic
ADA
Federal Family and Medical Leave Act and COVID-19
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Guidance for Employers On Accommodating the Child Care Needs of Employees Amidst COVID-19 School Closures
Empty Classroom
What Will the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act" Mean for Employers?
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IRS Guidance: High Deductible Health Plans May Waive Deductible for COVID-19 Testing
COVID testing
Coronavirus and the Workplace: Employers Considering Taking Employees’ Temperatures at Work Should Proceed with Caution
Empty Workplace
COVID-19: Key Issues and Responses for Employers
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Are You in Compliance With the Training and Notice Requirements Imposed by the Time’s Up Act?
Compliance
They’re Back! What Should Employers Expect from the 2020 Connecticut General Assembly Session?
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Use of FMLA Leave for Parental Attendance at PPT/IEP Meetings for Special Education Students? The Department of Labor Says "Yes."
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Silence is Golden in Apogee Retail: The NLRB Affirms Employers’ Right to Require Confidentiality in Workplace Investigations
Business Discussion
One Last 2019 Act from the Connecticut General Assembly: A December “Special Session” and the Tip Credit
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DEMOTION AS REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION AND RESPONDING TO HOSTILE-WORK-ENVIRONMENT CLAIMS UNDER THE ADA IN FORD V. MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
NONCOMPETE AGREEMENTS AREN’T ENFORCEABLE, ARE THEY?
Active Users of Illegal Drugs May Qualify for Disability Discrimination Protection Under Connecticut Law
US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES NEW RULE ON OVERTIME EXEMPTIONS
Can There be a “Meeting” Under the FOIA in the Absence of a Quorum? The Appellate Court Just Spoke (but stay tuned).
Schools Must Take Care to Follow Established Complaint Procedures When Investigating Student Complaints of Sexual Harassment Against Employees In Order to Avoid Potential Liability for Sex Discrimination
Has New York State Enacted a Workplace Civility Code?
COVENANTS NOT TO COMPETE ARE PROHIBITED IN CONNECTICUT FOR HOME HEALTH BUSINESSES
EMPLOYERS: DON’T OVERLOOK YOUR TITLE VII DEFENSES!
Reminder: There Must Be a Timely Response to Workers' Compensation Claims
The Aftermath: Developments From The 2019 Session of The Connecticut General Assembly Affecting Employers (Part Two)
The Aftermath: Developments From The 2019 Session of The Connecticut General Assembly Affecting Employers (Part One)
Connecticut’s Newly Signed Law Imposes New Sexual Harassment Training Obligations
New Legislation Grants Additional Powers to the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
Pay for Work Performed by Non-Exempt Employees: Does “Hours Worked” Include a Few Extra Minutes?
Proposed Change to Sexual Harassment Law Would Impose Strict Liability on Employers
WHAT TAX-EXEMPT ENTITIES WITH NO MILLION DOLLAR PLUS EMPLOYEES SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SECTION 4960 EXCISE TAXES
You Can Choose Your Friends, But ….
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Addresses Public Employee Union Membership Issues
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Has Spoken
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Continues to Speak
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Begins to Speak
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: February 26th Public Hearing
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: February 21st Public Hearing
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: February 14th Public Hearing
The Waterbury Teachers’ Interest Arbitration Award…Are We Heading Back to the “Hard Zero”?
I Quit – No, Wait, I Don’t
Pullman attorney authors book on Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
They’re Back! What Should Employers Expect from the 2019 Connecticut General Assembly Session?
New Year. New Wage Rules?
YOU’VE GOT MAIL
New Massachusetts Non-Compete Law and its Impact on Connecticut Employers
Timing Issues in Employee Terminations
Employers Should be Wary of “Guidance”
As the Post-Janus Dust Settles….Is Direct Reimbursement Coming to Connecticut?
Connecticut District Court Rules That Employer Cannot Rescind Job Offer Because Of Medical Marijuana Use
Changes to New York State’s Sexual Harassment Laws: What Employers Need to Know
THE OPIOID CRISIS IN CONNECTICUT: ARE EMPLOYERS RESPONDING EFFECTIVELY?
PERSONNEL MATTERS, THE CONNECTICUT FOIA AND COMMON MISTAKES
Commission On Human Rights Issues Guidance On Nondiscrimination Against Veterans
Not Being Pregnant Can Support a Pregnancy Discrimination Claim
Third And Long-- Former Villanova Wide Receiver Fights Uphill Battle To Establish Employee Status Under FLSA
Avenues for FMLA Enforcement
Supervisors Can Have Personal Liability for Employment Discrimination
New Guidance from State and Federal Courts for Employers Who Require Arbitration of Employment Disputes
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME on “agency” or “service” fees for non-union members: What public sector employers must (immediately) know
BREAKING….SUPREME COURT ISSUES DECISION IN JANUS V. AFSCME CO. 31 – AGENCY SHOP DEEMED UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND AGENCY FEES MAY NOT BE CONTINUALLY DEDUCTED WITHOUT AFFIRMATIVE EMPLOYEE CONSENT
Limits to Enforcement of Non-Compete Agreements
The Aftermath: Workplace-Related Developments From The 2018 Regular Session of The Connecticut General Assembly Workplace
What to Include-- and What Not to Include-- in an Offer Letter
New York State Passes New Legislation In Response To #MeToo Movement
Docking Pay of Salaried Employees
Fiduciary Rule Update – SEC to Consider Broker Dealer and Investment Adviser Standards
Are Discretionary Bonuses Really Discretionary?
NLRB SAYS GOOGLE’S FIRING OF DIVERSITY MEMO AUTHOR JAMES DAMORE WAS LEGAL
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee has Spoken (Softly, but Firmly)
New US DOL Pilot Program Aims to Resolve FLSA Disputes More Quickly
More Lawsuits for Unpaid Wages Will Result in Double Damages
Is Predictive Scheduling Coming To Connecticut?
March is Women’s History Month: A Look at 3 Laws Protecting the Rights of Women in the Workplace
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: March 8th Public Hearing
Second Circuit Rules That Title VII Prohibits Discrimination On The Basis Of Sexual Orientation
Is a Broken Arm a Disability?
They’re Back! What Should Employers Expect from the 2018 Connecticut General Assembly Session?
WHAT DID YOU EARN IN YOUR LAST JOB?
Connecticut Employers Have New Notification Requirement Beginning January 29
OSHA “Paper” Investigations
Don’t Want to Be the Next 7-Eleven? Focus on I-9 Compliance
The Critical Impact of Pretext in Employment Discrimination Cases
When Does Work Constitute “Training” For Purposes Of Determining Whether An Intern Is Really An Employee?
USCIS to Rescind Work Authorization Rule for H-4 Spouses
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT EFFECTS OF THE STATE BUDGET “IMPLEMENTER”
Paid Family Leave May Be Just Around the Corner
Unpaid Disciplinary Suspensions Require a Careful Reading of Federal and State Law
Employees Have a Right to Complain About Intoxicated Co-Workers
AN EARLY HALLOWEEN TRICK FOR CONNECTICUT’S PUBLIC-SECTOR LABOR UNIONS: WILL JANUS V. AFSCME, CO. 31 BE THE END OF THE AGENCY SHOP?
TIME IS NOT ON YOUR SIDE: SEVERSON V. HEARTLAND WOODCRAFT, INC. AND THE LIMITS OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS UNDER THE ADA
What Are the Limits of Reasonable Accommodation?
ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS AND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CHANGE COURSE ON RECOGNIZING TRANSGENDER WORKER RIGHTS UNDER TITLE VII
What To Expect From a Doctor’s Note
Connecticut Court Declines to Apply Physician Non-Compete Statute Retroactively
The Regular Rate of Pay May Not Be As Obvious As It Seems
Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Against Use of Fluctuating Workweek Method in Calculating Overtime Pay for Retail Employees
Overtime Update
A Word To The Wise: Castleberry v. STI Group And The Expansion Of Liability For Hostile Work Environments
How Not to Fire: Lessons from President Trump for Employers.
Making Sure Your At-Will Employees Remain At-Will
When Can An Employee Quit and Sue?
Another Form of Workplace Harassment
New York Employers, Beware of What You Ask Your Applicants and Employees: New York City’s Salary History Inquiry Ban
What Is a Regulated Drug Test?
New Study Suggests Drug Use in Our Workforce is on the Rise ….How Can Employers Protect Themselves and Their Employees?
How Does the Withdrawal of the DOL’s 2015 and 2016 Informal Guidance on Joint Employment and Independent Contractors by Trump’s Secretary of Labor Impact Employers?
Tips For Documenting Employee Discipline
The Aftermath: Developments From The 2017 Regular Session of The Connecticut General Assembly Affecting The Workplace
Takeaways For Employers From The Uber, Fox News and Trump Sexual Harassment Scandals
The Law Governing Unpaid Interns, Part II: Rights Under Federal and State Nondiscrimination Laws
Dueling Time Cards: The Appellate Court Provides Guidance On Resolving Unpaid Wage Claims
It’s Almost Summer! Time to Review the Law Governing Interns, Part I
Bringing Your Dog to Work: Service Animals as Disability Accommodation
Second Circuit Identifies Outer Limits of NLRA-Protected Speech
The Connecticut Supreme Court Aces Another ABC Test
Supervisor’s Personal Liability for Harassment
NLRB Affirms Stance on Employee Use of Company Email During Non-Work Time
What Is the Extent of an Employer’s Liability For the Acts of an Employee?
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Has Spoken
Can You Fire The Needle-Phobic Pharmacist Who Refuses To Perform Immunizations?
Gender Identity Bathroom Access - From Schools To The Workplace
Workers Comp Continues To Be Exclusive Remedy for Workplace Injuries
Is Disloyalty Its Own Reward?
Grammar and Overtime
Please Join Us - New Developments In Labor & Employment Law: April 20, 2017
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Begins to Speak
No Premium Processing for April 2017 H-1B Petitions
EEOC: Harassment Continues to be a Serious Problem in the Workplace
Honesty is the Best Policy
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: February 16th Public Hearing (Wage/Hour and Leave)
The Same Actor Defense Requires the Same Stage
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: February 9th Public Hearing (and wage/hour bills)
Employment-Related Effects of New Executive Orders on Immigration
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: January 31st Public Hearing
Can FMLA Leave Ever Be Used for the Flu?
Finding Ways to Sue
ALERT: NEW FORM I-9 MANDATORY FROM JANUARY 22, 2017
Some Workers Compensation Principles That Are Often Misunderstood
The Department of Labor Opines That The Fair Labor Standards Act Sets The Floor With Respect To Wage Standards For Disabled Workers
They're Back! What Should Employers Expect from the 2017 Connecticut General Assembly Session?
“CURES ACT” Authorizes Small Employers to Reimburse Employees for Health Insurance Costs
Can a Single Employee Go On Strike Against a Non-Union Company?
The NLRB's Challenge To Bridgewater's Confidentiality Clauses: Its Significance For Employers
News Update: Texas Judge Enjoins Enforcement of U.S. DOL’s Overtime Rule Set to Take Effect on Dec. 1
Importance of Establishing An Employee’s Regular Rate of Pay
New Developments in Labor & Employment Law Seminar - Thursday, December 8, 2016
Firing Employees For Private Facebook Posts: Employers Should Proceed With Caution
Recordkeeping and the New Federal Overtime Rules
Should You Allow Your Employees Time Off to Vote? Three Considerations for Connecticut Employers
Where Do the Presidential Candidates Stand on Employment Visas?
An Example of the Interplay Between State and Federal FMLA
Update on the Employment Application Process and Background Checks
Don't Be A Cat's-Paw
Differences in Public Policy Can Affect Claims of Wrongful Discharge
Wake Up! The New Overtime Rule Takes Effect Soon!
Supreme Court Reaffirms Workers Compensation Exclusivity
Connecticut Supreme Court Reaffirms the Right of an Employer to Determine When Commissions Are Paid
The ABC’s Of Worker Classification Are Once Again Before The Connecticut Supreme Court
There Are Limits to Connecticut’s Employee Free Speech Law
Connecticut's Ban-the-Box Legislation Becomes Law: Have You Revised Your Company's Job Application?
Application of Connecticut’s (Non-FMLA) Maternity Leave Law
Coming To A Workplace Near You: “Legal” Bi-Weekly Pay, Direct Deposit and Pay Cards
Does The Federal Trade Secrets Act Make A Difference For Connecticut Employers?
House Passes Small Business Healthcare Relief Act
What Is Termination For Cause?
The Pullman & Comley Labor, Employment Law & Employee Benefits Department Welcomes Attorney Melinda B. Kaufmann
The Aftermath: Developments From The 2016 Session of The Connecticut General Assembly Affecting The Workplace
Arbitrators Have The Right To Be Wrong: The Second Circuit Speaks About "Deflategate" (And What's Next)
Government Releases New Overtime Exemption Rule
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Travel Time Is Paid Time, Sometimes
New Noncompete Restrictions Pass Connecticut General Assembly
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The Proper Response When an Employer Learns That an Absence Might Be Protected By FMLA
Employers Have Flexibility in Applying the Professional Exemption
Post-Friedrichs, The Agency Fee Ground Is Still Shaking Mightily, But For A Different Reason
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Speaks
Save The Date: New Developments in Labor & Employment Law - April 29, 2016
Employee Separation Agreements – A Refresher, Part Three
The Connecticut Supreme Court Gets an “A”
Another Loss for the Claim That College Athletes Are Employees
The Return of “Mental-Mental:” Will Workers Compensation Again Be Extended to Cover Emotional Trauma?
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: February 25th Public Hearing
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: February 16th Public Hearing
What Can Employers Expect from the 2016 Connecticut General Assembly Session?
Risks In Being A Joint Employer
Fourth Circuit Court Of Appeals Holds That Gender Normed Physical Fitness Tests Do Not Run Afoul Of Title VII
Employee Separation Agreements - A Refresher (The Sequel)
Must An Employer Tolerate Truly Obnoxious Employee Speech That Is Not Job-Related?
Deadline Extended For ACA Information Reporting Forms
ACA Update: Cadillac Tax Postponed!
Christmas Turkey Tales
A New Challenge to Anti-Nepotism Rules Based on Marital Status Discrimination
By The Book: Transforming Handbooks Into Contracts In Langenkamp V. Olson
Employee Separation Agreements – A Refresher
National Labor Relations Board Continues to Limit Handbook Rules
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Pullman & Comley Welcomes Two New Attorneys to Labor & Employment Practice
More Lawsuits This Holiday Season?
A Special Wage Rate for the Mercantile Industry
The Appropriate Punishment for Actual and Perceived Threats in the Workplace-Take Two; the Appellate Court (Sensibly) Speaks
Be Aware of Public Employees Disciplinary Proceedings Protections: Loudermill, Weingarten and Garrity
Payment of Accrued But Unused Vacation Pay
Why the Judge Didn't Buy NFL's 'Deflategate' Investigation
New Haven Firefighters Sue Over Overtime Miscalculation
Settlement of Wage Claims Under FLSA Must Now be Approved by the Court
When Going to Work is Work: McMorris v. New Haven and the Workers’ Compensation Act
The Electrician Is An Independent Contractor; The Uber Driver Isn't
A Return Of "Common Sense" To The Courtroom? DC Circuit Concludes That AT&T Connecticut Was Justified In Banning Employees From Wearing “Prisoner Of AT$T” Shirts In Customer Homes
Discrimination at Any Age
Texts, Lies and Footballs: Tom Brady, “Deflategate," and What's Next?
Employer Required to Reimburse Employee For Medical Marijuana Treatment
You Can’t Just WISPer – Employers Must Publish or Display Security Policies
Restrictive Covenants – A Close Call Goes The Employer's Way
Proposed New Overtime Rule: More Time or More Money?
Recent Colorado Supreme Court Decision on Medical Marijuana Highlights Risks Facing Employers in Connecticut Who Seek to Enforce Drug Free Workplace Policies
LESSONS FOR THE NFL AND EMPLOYERS FROM “DEFLATEGATE”
The Aftermath: Developments From The 2015 Session of The Connecticut General Assembly Affecting The Workplace
Successor Liability for Discrimination Claims
The Basic Steps for an Employer to Comply with the Uniformed Services Leave Act
Bad News, Good News: Disability Discrimination Plaintiff Sometimes Need Not Show He Was Qualified, But May Never Recover Punitive Damages
Timing and Consistency in Employee Discipline
City of Waterbury v. Connecticut Alliance of City Police — A New Standard of Impartiality for Arbitrators in Interest Arbitrations?
Retaliation Claims Shouldn’t Be a Form of Job Security
A Tip for Employers: Be Aware of How the Department of Labor Interprets Its Regulations
Alternative Visa Strategies in The Aftermath of The Record-Breaking April 2015 H-1B Lottery
Insubordination Can Disqualify an Employee From Unemployment Compensation Benefits
What is The "Right To Work"?
Common Sense Prevails: Arbitration Award OK’ing On-Duty Drug Usage Overturned
The Perennial Problem of References
Latest Developments From The Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Speaks
Potential New Salary Minimum for Exempt Employees
Innovative Payroll Practices May Not Be Legal
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: March 3 and 6 Public Hearings
Military Leave of Absence and the Obligations of Connecticut Municipal Employers
H-1B Crunch Time Is Upon Us; Act Now Or Be On The Sidelines Until 2016
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: February 24 and 26 Public Hearings
Federal FMLA Regulations Recognize Same-Sex Marriages
Medical Insurance Premium Reimbursement -- A Brief Reprieve for Small Employers
Reasonable Accommodation of a Disability Does Not Require Elimination of an Essential Job Function
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: February 17th Public Hearing
2015 Labor, Employment Law and Employee Benefits Seminar
Developments in Pregnancy Discrimination Law: UPS, EEOC, and I
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: February 5, 2015 Committee Meeting
Commentary: Newtown School Lawsuit Offers Painful Casting of Blame
Avoid Being the Test Case for Gender Identity Discrimination
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: January 29 Public Hearing
Department of Justice To Assert Title VII Protects Transgender Status
What Can Employers Expect from this Connecticut General Assembly Session?
Interns' Class Action Carries Multimillion Dollar Price Tag
Connecticut Supreme Court Rules That A Lying Police Officer Must be Reinstated Because His Lies Were Not “So Egregious.”
Evolution of a Statutory Benefit: Use of Paid Sick Leave by Employees Who Aren’t Sick Themselves
Employee Retention Strategies
Perceived Disability Now Recognized Under Connecticut Law
They Also Serve Who Only Stand and Wait – At No Extra Charge
Is the CHRO Expanding its Reach into Schools and Police Actions?
The Importance of Timing in Employment Terminations
How Will The Administration’s Recent Executive Orders Affect Employment-Based Immigration?
They Also Serve Who Only Stand and Wait – and Get Paid for It
2014 Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Seminar
Many Employee Retirement Plan Dollar Limits Adjusted For 2015
Sex, Lies, and The FOIA: Wotjas v. Town of Stonington and The Disclosure of Sexual Harassment Complaints, Regardless of “Guilt.”
Required Consideration Lacking For Replacement Employment Contract
A Question To Be Answered By The Supreme Court: Should You Discuss The Obvious At Job Interviews?
Reacting to Employee Off-The-Job Misconduct
With the Latest Workplace Violence, Is It Time To Review Your Workplace Safety Policies?
Employee or Independent Contractor? A Change in the Ground Rules at FedEx Ground
Don't Make Promises That You Cannot Keep: Greenwich Silver Shield Association v. Town of Greenwich, the FOIA and Discrimination Investigations
A Strange Case of Sexual Harassment
Lies and Unemployment Compensation Proceedings - You Cannot Get Sued Again
State Law Can Override Control Test for Employment
The Police Have The Right To Remain Silent Too: The Supreme Court Rules On The Disclosure Of Police Reports Under The FOIA
Could Non-Compete Agreements Be Banned in Connecticut?
Blood is Thicker Than Water: The Obligation To Bargain Over Nepotism Policies
Alternative Theories To Address Former Employee Competition Where There Are No Covenants
What Is The Interactive Process?
Can Watching Grandchildren Entitle Employee To FMLA Leave?
EEOC Issues New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
More Executive Action on Immigration Reform: Work Authorization For H-4 Spouses
What Does the Unemployment Rate Actually Tell Us?
Fortunately, Sometimes Life is “Unfair”: Town of Greenwich v. Greenwich Municipal Employees Association and Reversal of an Overreaching Arbitration Decision
Lowe’s Settles Independent Contractor Misclassification Case
The Supreme Court Says Public Employee’s Court Testimony Protected From Retaliation Under The First Amendment, At Least To The Extent Testifying Is Not A Job Duty
How Important is Attendance at Work?
Some Little-Known Leave of Absence Requirements
Connecticut Congressman Sponsors "Payroll Fraud Prevention Act"
Pregnancy and "Forced Sick Leave." The Intersection of State and Federal Law, and What Is Permissible In the Connecticut Workplace
“Our Website Is Down” Does Not Suspend Compliance
Once An Employee - Never A Volunteer
Unpaid Summer Internships Are A Bad Deal - For Employers
Wage Hour Claims and Casuto v. Town of Greenwich: The Department of Labor Investigation Is Not The End of The Story
Do You Comply With The New Personnel Files Statutes?
The Aftermath: Developments From The 2014 Session of The Connecticut General Assembly Affecting The Workplace
Amendments to Connecticut's Paid Sick Leave Law
Should Employers Sue to Recover Attorney’s Fees After Winning a Lawsuit?
401(k) Compensation – be Audit Ready
Paying Employees For Travel Time
Update From The 2014 Session Of The Connecticut General Assembly Regarding “Employee Privacy”/Social Media
When Is Someone “At Work”? Implications For Unemployment Compensation Eligibility (And Beyond)
“May I Record A Conversation With My Employee Without His Knowledge?”
Testing the Boundaries of the Faragher/Ellerth Defense in Sexual Harassment Cases
New Guidance - Is that Rollover Contribution Valid?
Déjà vu All Over Again: Planning For New Hires In Light of The H-1B Visa Lottery
Latest Developments From The Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Speaks
Workplace Bullying and The Law
Please Join Us At Pullman & Comley’s April 3rd “Strengthening Your Business With LGBT Diversity” Panel Discussion
The Best Defense Is A Good Offense: Employers’ Use of The FOIA For Background Checks
Employee Theft of Employer Documents—Protected Conduct in Opposition to Discrimination or Criminal Activity?
Revamping Overtime Regulations: No Specifics Yet
The Current State of Whistleblower Protections in Connecticut
Will The Material Change Doctrine Reduce Your Ability to Enforce Your Non-Competes?
2014 Seminar Speaker Announced
Limits on Control of Employee Smoking
What is the Appropriate Punishment for Actual and Perceived Threats in the Workplace?
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly
“Mind Your Own Business”- The Connecticut Supreme Court Limits Challenges to Licensing and Certification Decisions by Public Agencies in Lopez v. Bridgeport Board of Education.
2014 Labor, Employment, Employee Benefits and Immigration Law Seminar
Hear No Evil; See No Evil: The General Corporate Knowledge Presumption
What Can We Expect from this Connecticut General Assembly Session?
Good Cop or Bad Cop: The Public’s Right to Know
What is a Workday?
Employee or Independent Contractor? – If You Have the Right to Control Them, They’re Yours
Articles Recently Written by Our Attorneys
Yesterday, January 28th was Data Privacy Day!
Supreme Court Defines "Clothes"
Employee Gripes: When Employers Should Take Them Seriously
The FOIA and the Great Beyond-Personnel File Exceptions Do Not Belong to the Deceased
Stand-Alone Health Reimbursement Arrangements May Not Be Dead After All
When Your Employees Go to Court – Witness Duty
Investigating Employee Complaints – An Employer's Double Bind
When Your Employees Go To Court – Jury Duty
Book on Freedom of Information Act by Attorney Sommaruga Released
The Meaning of “But-For” Harassment: The Second Circuit Breaks Its Silence and it is not Good for Employers
Lessons from the National Football League in the Workplace
Keeping Employees Informed
Connecticut Workers Are Protected From Head To Toe
Connecticut Law Requires Employers to Adopt Cafeteria Plans
Should Biological Fathers Receive the Same Leave Benefits as Adoptive Parents?
Employers: Be aware of the NLRB when Implementing and Enforcing Social Media Policies
New Regulations to Take Effect on Recruitment of Veterans and Disabled Employees by Federal Contractors
Retirement Plan Sponsors: December Reminders Part I
Many Employee Retirement Plan Dollar Limits Adjusted For 2014
Was A-Rod Smart To Walk Out on his Arbitration?
Before Adopting a Restrictive Covenant Program, Check For Fundamentals?
Supreme Court Decision on Departing Employees & Releasing Workers’ Compensation Claims Against Employer
Personnel Files, Random Drug Tests and FMLA Issues Examined at Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association Seminar
Don’t You Forget About Me! Mandatory Paid Sick Leave and Expiring Collective Bargaining Agreements
Anti-Raiding Agreements Can Cause Big Trouble For Employers
Supreme Court Hears Argument on Latest "Donning" and "Doffing" Wage Case
Be Careful - Complying with Separation Agreements and Personnel File Issues
2013 Labor, Employment, Employee Benefits and Immigration Law Seminar Summary
Welcome to "Working Together"
How Do You Win a Discrimination Case?
Illinois Appellate Court Won't Enforce Noncompetes Against At-Will Employees Unless the Employee Stays At Least Two Years: Implications for Connecticut Employers
Connecticut Medical Marijuana Statute - Is It Sowing the Seeds of Employer Discontent?
What's Missing From Employee Handbooks?
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