For months, employers have been eagerly awaiting updated regulations that address the revisions to the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act. At last, on March 22, 2022, the Connecticut Department of Labor (“CT DOL”) released its final proposed amended CTFMLA regulations, answering questions that had remained unanswered by the revised law. Indeed, the proposed regulations

The H-1B nonimmigrant visa is a terrific option for U.S. employers seeking to overcome challenges in filling open positions that require a Bachelor’s or higher-level degree in a field of study related to the job. However, the lottery by which the winners of the 85,000 H-1B visas available as of each October 1st are selected

Join us once again for our annual public sector virtual seminar! On May 5th we will host a two-hour virtual program featuring a general session and four roundtable breakouts on timely legal topics of interest to public sector employers.

We invite you to register for our General Session and the Roundtable Breakout Session of

Jarad Lucan and Chris Engler will present the session “Labor Board Updates” during the ConnPELRA event, “Annual Collective Bargaining Workshop for Municipal and School District Personnel.”

Topics:

  • What’s New in Negotiations: Topics and Trends, Settlements and Arbitration Awards
  • Setting the Table for Negotiations, “What Management is Missing”
  • Economic Trends and Legislation Affecting Labor in

There have been many legal changes to the legal landscape over the course of the pandemic and those working in the public sector have had to pivot and redefine operations at a record pace.

As we all continue to approach a return to normal, we invite you to join Shipman lawyers for an informative presentation

The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2022 (“CAA”), signed into law by President Biden earlier this month, allows high deductible health plans (HDHPs) to provide first-dollar coverage for telehealth and other remote care services for the period from April 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.  This is an extension of relief first brought about by the Coronavirus

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) seems poised to make significant changes in current legal standards that will affect employers.  In particular, the NLRB’s General Counsel has indicated that many decisions issued over the past several years will be revisited, including decisions related to employer policies, union access, and the scope of protected activity.  To

The “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021” (the “Act”) is expected to be enacted into law in the next couple of days. Last month, the Act was passed by both the House and the Senate. All that is left is for President Biden to sign the Act

According to CBIA’s 2021 Connecticut Manufacturing Report, “nearly nine in 10 (88%) of manufacturers report difficulties finding and retaining workers, a 17-point jump from last year, and 41% describe the labor shortage as the state’s main obstacle to growth.”

Manufacturers are confronting this obstacle head on, offering training programs and investing in a variety