Spring is just around the corner. For some, that means spring cleaning.

For employers, there is always something to clean up, it seems.  But one law that is sometimes overlooked by Connecticut employers is Conn. Gen. Stat. 31-71f.

This law requires that every employer, at the time of hiring, tell employees:

  • What his or her rate of pay will be;
  • What hours the employee will be expected to work; and,
  • How often the employee will be paid (weekly, bi-weekly, etc.)

This law also requires that employers “make available” to employees (in writing or through a posted notice) any policies or practices relating to:

  • wages;
  • vacation pay;
  • sick leave;
  • health and welfare benefits; and,
  • comparable matters.

The employer must provide notice to the employees if it makes any changes to these policies or practices.

For employers, we have long suggested using a standard offer letter for each of your hires.  Be sure that any such letters confirm that the employee is “at-will,” meaning that the employer can fire the employee at any time for any reason (and the employee can leave anytime for any reason too).

Whether your spring cleaning is just around the corner (or down the road), making sure your offer letters and posters are up to date is an easy way to knock one of your “to-do” items off the list.