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Dan represents employers in various employment law matters such as employment discrimination, restrictive covenants, human resources, retaliation and whistle blowing, and wage and hour issues. He has extensive trial and litigation experience in both federal and state courts in a variety of areas, including commercial litigation and trade secret enforcement. Dan is the author of the independent Connecticut Employment Law Blog. The blog discusses new and noteworthy events in labor and employment law on a daily basis.

Recently the Connecticut Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued new regulations under the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act (“CTFMLA”). As detailed below, the new regulations explain the expanded coverage of the revised CTFMLA to a larger number of Connecticut employers and provide broadened benefits to covered employees.  While some of the changes merely mirror the

With all the changes going on in today’s workplace, we recognize that it can be hard to keep up.  Our firm continues to produce free webinars for our clients and contacts.  We are proud to announce our fall webinar series starts October 11th . Over the course of five webinars, we’re covering all the

In recent years, there’s been a dispute bubbling up in federal court discrimination cases as to what level of proof is required for an employee to win.  Does the employee need to show that “but for,” say, racial animus, he or she would not have been subject to an adverse employment action or does the

A friendly reminder to employers that provisions of Connecticut’s adult-use cannabis statute concerning the use of cannabis in the workplace go into effect on July 1, 2022.  We published a detailed article about what the cannabis statute means for employers last year.  With the effective date of those provisions quickly approaching, now is the perfect

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

This afternoon, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”), meaning it is on hold and employers now have decisions to make.

Here are the practical implications that employers need to know:

With the Court’s ruling, the Court has implemented a stay (i.e. a temporary halt) in the enforcement

Over the last two weeks or so, several federal courts have issued nationwide injunctions prohibiting the U.S. government from going forward with mandatory vaccination (or vax and test) rules that have been implemented.

First, it was the Fifth Circuit that stayed the OSHA “Vax or Test” ETS. That case and others around the country have

As more workplaces consider mandatory vaccination policies, and with OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard expected to be released any day now that will further mandate vaccinations for employers with 100 or more employees, the EEOC has updated its guidance on how to deal with religious exemption requests.

Much of the guidance incorporates prior statements from the

As remote work continues to become more common, more employment law issues have arisen. In this informational session, we will spotlight some of the issues employers should consider in staffing a remote workforce.

WHEN: Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
WHERE: Webinar
REGISTER HERE

TOPICS:

  • Immigration Implications of remote working

Over the past year, we have all experienced many employment law changes related to COVID-19 and vaccines, workplace accommodations, FMLA, recreational marijuana, legislative updates and more. We invite you to tune in as we recap the hottest workplace topics of 2021 and provide a 2022 roadmap for what employers can expect in the coming year.