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Employment Law Strategist  February 2017 Did you know your employment practices could violate antitrust law? This is the message to be gleaned from joint guidance recently issued by the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) and the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (the “DOJ”) (collectively, the “Agencies”).  The Agencies issued this guidance to remind employers that, […]

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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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Since this article’s original publication the Guidance was finalized. It can be found here: https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/retaliation-guidance.cfm The EEOC is almost ready to issue its guidance on retaliation claims. Given the magnitude of retaliation claims such guidance is overdue.  In fiscal year 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the federal watchdog for employment discrimination statutes, received […]

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Fairfield County Business Journal September 5, 2016 Just this month, employers got some good news; the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a $226,000 fine imposed by the government on a staffing company. A government audit determined the company improperly had one employee review the employment verification document originals of new hires and a different […]

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The Connecticut Law Tribune July 25, 2016 Last month, Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA” or the “Act”). This momentous new law establishes a federal cause of action for companies who have trade secrets misappropriated.  Described by legal scholars as “the most significant expansion of federal law in intellectual property since […]

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