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Connecticut Law Tribune November 2, 2016 In the labor and employment world, one big question for employers is: Does an employer violate the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) by requiring employees to sign an agreement to arbitrate any claims concerning their wages, hours, and terms and conditions of employment only on an individual basis, rather […]

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Connecticut Law Tribune October 20, 2016 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently filed an amicus brief supporting the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB”) new, loosened joint employer standard in Browning-Ferris Industries’ appeal of last year’s momentous NLRB decision.  This is a worrisome development for employers as it suggests the government is working in concert […]

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Connecticut Law Tribune September 2016 The Connecticut Supreme Court term was again relatively quiet in the area of labor and employment, with only a few decisions that impact employers. Supreme Court sides with Employee Caught Smoking Marijuana at Work In State of Connecticut v. Connecticut Employees Union Independent et. al., 322 Conn. 713 (2016), the […]

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A revised Form I-9 was recently approved by the Office of Management and Budget.  The new version is expected to be published by November 22, 2016.  The current version of Form I-9 will continue to be acceptable until January 21, 2017.  After this date, employers will be required to use the new form. Do not […]

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In May 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) was signed into law. It amends the Economic Espionage Act, creating a federal civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation claims. Panera, LLC, the company that operates the well-known Panera Bread cafes, is one of the first companies to assert claims under this new law. […]

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