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Despite the fact that Connecticut’s minimum wage just rose from $8.25 to $8.70 per hour and was slated to increase to $9.00 in 2015, the Connecticut General Assembly could not wait to pass another minimum wage law.  The Governor signed a bill into law that will bring Connecticut’s minimum wage up to $10.10 in 2017, with […]

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If your employees are required to go through daily end-of-shift security clearances as part of their job, does the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) require you to pay them for that time?  The Federal Circuit Courts are divided, but the U.S. Supreme Court will determine this issue once and for all, having granted certiorari in […]

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The National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) continues to strike down broad workplace policies – this time taking aim at a “No Gossip” policy they claimed violated employees’ rights to engage in protected activity under the National Labor Relations Act (“Act”). In a case before an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”), Laurus Tech. Inst., 2013 NLRB LEXIS […]

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Last month, President Obama signed an Executive Order (“Order”) raising the minimum wage for contractors on new federal contracts to $10.10 per hour, up from $7.25, effective January 1, 2015.  This hourly rate will be indexed to inflation effective January 1, 2016, so it may increase in the future without further government action.  The Order […]

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March Firm Happenings

Written by Brody and Associates on March 26, 2014

Sue Westphal was accepted for admission to the bar of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.  Sue will be sworn in at Brien McMahon Federal Building in Bridgeport on April 4th. On Friday March 7th, Abby Warren attended a Diversity and Employee Engagement Program presented by the Greater New Haven Chamber […]

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