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In May 2016, I wrote about the changes the Obama Administration had made to the overtime rule in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which were set to take effect Read More
Yes. An employer may require employees to work more than 40 hours in one calendar week as long as the employer pays the employee overtime compensation (1 ½ times the Read More
The legislature passed a bill expanding protections for pregnant employees. The bill, called “An Act Concerning Pregnant Women in the Workplace,” awaits Governor Malloy’s signature. State law already makes it illegal Read More
In August 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) ruled that graduate students and adjunct professors at private colleges and universities are employees and, therefore, can join unions. The Read More
The Second Circuit (which covers Connecticut) recently issued a decision that may surprise you. In NLRB v. Pier Sixty, LLC, the court held that an employee’s Facebook post containing expletives Read More
Teachers and administrators well know that personal information about themselves is regularly acquired by school districts and sequestered in file cabinets or desk drawers within the environs of the superintendent’s Read More
The Connecticut House of Representatives voted to pass a pay equity bill, and the Senate will have its opportunity to vote on the same bill soon. Even though the bill Read More
In an earlier post discussing the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), I mentioned that Connecticut is one of a minority of states with a “baby” FMLA, aptly named Read More
I was injured at work, can I sue my employer? With some limited exceptions the answer is no. The Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Act provides that an employer who has complied Read More
As it does every year now, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) has released statistics for fiscal year 2015-16. The CHRO is the state agency tasked with Read More
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a complex creature. Some states, including Connecticut, have a “baby” FMLA law of their own, which makes it even more complicated Read More
A federal court in Texas decided just this week to halt the implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) new overtime rule, which was set for December 1, 2016. The Read More
A state employee was fired for smoking marijuana during work hours in a state vehicle on state property. Sounds reasonable, right? If you answered yes, a recent decision by the Read More
Many people are surprised to learn that Connecticut is an “at-will” employment state and that most employees are at-will. “At-will” means that an employer can terminate an employee for any Read More
Connecticut is the most recent state to “ban the box,” joining a minority of states with similar laws (thirteen and counting). Beginning January 1, 2017, Connecticut employers will be prohibited Read More
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its long-awaited final rule regarding overtime pay for “white collar” employees (executive, administrative, and professional). The rule applies to all employers covered by Read More
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