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The Connecticut Law Tribune September 14, 2015 This Connecticut Supreme Court (“Court”) term was relatively quiet in the area of labor and employment, with only a few decisions that impact employers, and the labor, employment, and benefits law advice practitioners give their clients. Perceived Disabilities Protected Under Connecticut Employment Discrimination Law In Mirielle Desrosiers v. […]

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Employment Law Strategist February 2016 A handbook that was once the foundation of good employment practices may now violate federal law and nothing has changed except how the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (the “GC”) interprets the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”).  While many of us think of the NLRA as the […]

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The Connecticut Law Tribune October 28, 2015 The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) was enacted in 1938 and establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping and youth employment standards. Despite having been in effect for over seventy years, employers continue to struggle with compliance and mistakes prove costly.  For instance, in fiscal year 2014, the federal […]

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The Connecticut Law Tribune July 27, 2015 In light of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Obergefell v. Hodges legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the United States, this is a good time for employers to review their policies relating to another group for whom the legal landscape has begun to change significantly – transgender individuals.  While […]

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Prepare to be Ambushed

Written by Robert G. Brody and Abby M. Warren on January 30, 2015

The quickie election or “ambush” rules that drastically reduce the time between the filing of the union representation petition and the election are now final and become effective April 14, 2015.  The rules have had a rocky history; they were first introduced in 2011, subsequently were finalized, then were struck down by the D.C. Circuit […]

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