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Is Homelessness the Next Protected Class?

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on August 21, 2013

Employment Law Strategist August 2013 Would you hire a homeless person? It may surprise you to learn that discrimination against the homeless may be unlawful — regardless of whether your state or the federal government has expressly prohibited this practice. If this is the case, could common practices, such as requesting a job applicant’s home […]

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The Connecticut Law Tribune July 19, 2013 Employers can breathe easier; the Obama Administration announced on July 2 that the penalty and reporting provisions of the employer shared responsibility portion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be delayed one year. The employer shared responsibility provisions were slated to take effect on January 1, 2014, […]

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Pro-Employee Proposals Featured Prominently in 2013 Session

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on June 6, 2013

Fairfield County Business Journal June 6, 2013 Connecticut legislators continued to display their inclination to be at the forefront of pro-employee legislation during the 2013 legislative session. In 2011, Connecticut passed the country’s first – and still only – state law providing mandatory paid sick leave for employees. Last year Connecticut took the lead in […]

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The Connecticut Law Tribune May 28, 2013 Normally, a court will not question the reasonableness of a contract in determining its enforceability.  If you enter into a contract to sell your Mercedes for a dollar, so be it.  Covenants not to compete are an exception to this rule.  If the contract places unreasonable restrictions on […]

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Union-Free Companies Come Under Microscope

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on January 25, 2013

The Connecticut Law Tribune January 25, 2013   Most union-free employers never give a second thought to the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) unless a union is knocking at the door.  Last year tells us that is a mistake.  The NLRB, the federal agency responsible for enforcing the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), previously focused […]

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