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Many states, including Connecticut, are mandating paid sick leave.  Connecticut’s paid sick leave law (Connecticut General Statutes §31-57r), became effective in 2012, but recent amendments went into effect in January 2015.  We previously wrote about these amendments which modify the method for determining whether or not an employer is exempt from providing paid leave and […]

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Even as New York employers adjust to the increased $8.75 per hour state minimum wage which went into effect on December 31, 2014, and prepare for the further increase to $9.00 per hour which will occur on December 31, 2015, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing for additional increases.  Citing the fact that the […]

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The salary threshold to be exempt from federal minimum wage and overtime requirements is predicted to increase dramatically. As we reported last year, President Obama issued an executive order instructing the Department of Labor (“DOL”) to re-examine the white collar exemptions to the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, […]

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The midterm elections returned the Republicans to control of the Senate after an 8 year hiatus.  Not surprisingly, the Republicans were elected on platforms opposing President Obama’s policies.  The surprise may be that the Democratic agenda may continue to prevail. President Obama continues to have veto power over any bills passed by Congress.  Because Republicans […]

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December Firm Happenings

Written by Brody and Associates on December 30, 2014

Robert Brody was recently ranked on the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition Annual List as a top attorney in Employment Law.  This distinction is reserved for attorneys working in a variety of business-related practice areas  including litigation, employment, construction, real estate and environmental, and business and transactions.  All of the attorneys were nominated by their […]

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