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Although cases involving the legality of firing employees based on social media under labor law have become commonplace, government employers should also consider the Constitution when taking such disciplinary action.  Recently, the Fourth Circuit held that an employee’s “Like” on Facebook was protected speech under the First Amendment in Bland v. Roberts. In that case, […]

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Recently, we wrote about New Jersey joining the “Ban the Box” movement, which is an effort to limit employer inquiries about criminal history during the hiring process.  Illinois is yet another state to join the crusade. The Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act was signed into law in Illinois in July 2014, and will take […]

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You may know you can face significant monetary penalties for not paying your workers minimum wage and overtime as required by law.  But did you know you can also face arrest and jail time for these violations?  While this has always been a remote possibility, some government entities are becoming more aggressive in pursuing criminal […]

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The Connecticut Law Tribune September 15, 2014 This Connecticut Supreme Court term was again relatively quiet in the area of labor and employment, with only three decisions that impact employers, and the labor and employment advice attorneys give their clients. Plumber Driving Company Car with Tools Not Entitled to Paid Travel Time In Sarrazin v. […]

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Unemployment insurance continues to be front and center in the news.  Commentators discuss: the legislation pending in Washington D.C. to extend long-term benefits; changes in state and federal unemployment law; and the rise of unemployment rates across the country.  How did everything get so out of control?  Here is an overview of how we got […]

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