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As most employers know, employers offering group health insurance and employing twenty or more employees must allow terminated employees, spouses, and beneficiaries the option to continue their coverage at the group rate under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA).  The law also requires employers notify employees, spouses, and beneficiaries after a qualifying event, like […]

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On January 1, 2015, changes to Connecticut’s Paid Sick Leave Act (“Sick Leave Act”) will go into effect.  These modifications are a result of Governor Dannel Malloy’s signing into law an amendment (“Amendment”) on June 6, 2014.  Two of the key developments are the method for determining whether or not an employer is exempt from […]

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Summer Firm Happenings

Written by Brody and Associates on July 18, 2014

On May 29th, Brody and Associates attorneys joined with several families in the community to prepare and serve a tasty enchilada dinner at the Community Kitchen in the Gillespie Center in Westport, Connecticut.  The Center offers a continuum of services to members of the community in addition to the meals, including permanent supportive housing, emergency […]

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The U.S. Supreme Court released one of its biggest decisions since it struck down the Defense of Marriage Act one year ago, captioned Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., 189 L. Ed. 2d 675 (U.S. 2014).  In the first decision of its kind, the Court held closely-held corporations can exercise religion, are afforded religious freedom […]

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On the heels of Wisconsin, Tennessee has become the fourteenth state to enact a “social media password law” – a law restricting employers’ right to request or require employees or applicants to disclose passwords to personal Internet or social media accounts.  The other states to enact such laws are: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, […]

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