This week marked a turning point in the COVID-19 Pandemic: the arrival of the first vaccines.  Now that the vaccines are finally coming (through much of 2021), employers have many questions to ask themselves and will have many questions to answer from employees. On Wednesday, December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission started to

In a newly released decision that may interest public employers, the Connecticut Supreme Court concluded that binding interest arbitration awards under the Municipal Employee Relations Act (“MERA”) are not subject to applications to confirm an arbitration award.

In the case Brass City Local, CACP v. City of Waterbury, the city and its police union

An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ”) of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently ruled that an employer had to bargain with its union over efforts to correct I-9 deficiencies and to enroll in E-Verify. After undertaking an internal audit of its I-9 forms, a company found substantial noncompliance with I-9 form completion requirements.  Therefore, the

Employers that continue to struggle to meet the state deadline to conduct sexual harassment prevention training have been granted another reprieve, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Recently, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities extended the Sexual Harassment Prevention Training deadline from January 1, 2021 to February 9, 2021.  This extension comes as

Last week, Governor Ned Lamont issued Executive Order No. 9K (“Order”) — the 79th such order — rolling back the State’s reopening to “Phase 2.1” effective November 6, 2020.  This Order comes in response to the alarming increase of COVID-19 cases statewide and implements mandatory changes to restaurants, event venues, performing arts, movie theaters, and

Jarad Lucan will present the session, “Preparing for Connecticut’s Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Program” during the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges (CCIC) Annual Member Forum.

On June 25, 2019, Connecticut passed legislation to create a comprehensive paid family and medical leave insurance program (PFMLI Program), which becomes effective January 1, 2021. This informative presentation

During the month of October, we hosted one webinar a week that featured discussions on timely topics and updates on recent legislation and court decisions affecting employers. If you were unable to attend the live webinars, they are now available to view On-Demand.

We invite you to register for any of the complimentary On-Demand CLE

We hope you enjoyed our webinar on Free Speech Issues in the Workplace. If you weren’t able to join us live, you may watch a recording of our webinar here. Please feel free to share the link with colleagues and friends who may find the information useful.

We’re living in a challenging time. The

Join us as we take our annual fall seminar virtual! For the month of October, we will be hosting one webinar a week that will feature timely topics as well as updates on recent legislation and court decisions affecting employers.

We invite you to register for any of the complimentary CLE webinars listed below:

With little fanfare, the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities has updated its deadline for employers to complete sexual harassment prevention training by giving a blanket 90-day extension of time for all employers. Previously, that deadline was set for October 1, 2020 and extensions were only granted upon request.

Now, with the Connecticut Governor