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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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Last year, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) put its stamp of approval on “micro-units,” or small groups of employees who may unionize.  The Board recently decided two cases involving micro-units in Macy’s and Bergdorf Goodman, which should make employers ask themselves, “Does my business model make it easier for a union to organize my […]

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Almost one year after it granted review of Noel Canning, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, affirmed the D.C. Circuit Court’s decision that President Obama lacked the authority to appoint three National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) members during a three-day intra-session recess.  The Circuit Court had held that the Recess Appointments Clause (“Clause”) […]

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Summertime brings many issues into the workplace that may have been dormant all winter.  Are you prepared to respond? 1.  Summer Clothes: Can you decide what is right or wrong for your employees to wear (even if you do not require a specific uniform)?  The answer is Yes, but if you want this kind of […]

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