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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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Could Settling an Employment Case Cost You a $1,000 Per Day Fine?

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on November 30, 2012

Employment Law Strategist November 2012   Imagine settling an employment discrimination claim for $450,000 and then getting a bill for $90,000 more three months later.  As of January 1, 2012 this is possible and most private employers have no idea this could happen.  Employers need to report details of certain settlements to the federal government.  […]

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Supreme Court Employment Law: Decisions Limit Employee Free Speech Rights Employers must also guard against ‘hostile work environment’ The Connecticut Law Tribune September 19, 2012 The latest Connecticut Supreme Court term included six major decisions that impact employers, and therefore should impact the advice attorneys give their clients. Private Sectors Employees’ Speech Not Protected This […]

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