On April 28, 2021, Governor Lamont signed into law Public Act 21-6, An Act Concerning Immunizations, which took effect the same day. As we discussed in our prior post, the new law eliminates the religious exemption from school immunization requirements for both public and private school students, although certain students will be allowed
Julie C. Fay
Julie is co-chair of Shipman's Education Department, and a partner in the School Law Practice group, where she represents public and independent schools in a variety of special education and general education law matters, with a particular focus on issues relating to students with disabilities, student discipline, confidentiality, school governance and policy. Julie frequently represents schools in administrative hearings, including expulsion hearings, special education due process hearings and related proceedings, and is often called upon to guide districts in drafting policies and administrative procedures in all education law areas. As part of her practice, Julie has conducted numerous professional development workshops for clients and other school organizations.
Governor Signs New Law Eliminating Religious Exemptions from Immunization Requirements
On April 28, 2021, Governor Lamont signed into law House Bill 6423, An Act Concerning Immunizations, which took effect the same day. The new law modifies an existing law, Section 10-204a of the Connecticut General Statutes, which had allowed students enrolled in kindergarten through twelfth grade to be exempt from statutory immunization requirements based…
Building For a Vaccinated Workforce
On Thursday, January 28, 2021, Peter Murphy, Julie Fay, and Dan Schwartz addressed the Connecticut Construction Industries Association on the very latest regarding Connecticut’s vaccination efforts and how employers in the building trades can prepare for and then implement best practices in ensuring a vaccinated workforce.
The presentation is one of a series of presentations…
Shipman Lawyers to Present Connecticut Construction Industries Association Webinar on Vaccines in the Workplace
Julie Fay, Peter Murphy, and Dan Schwartz will be presenters during the Connecticut Construction Industries Association’s webinar, “The Next Phase: Vaccines in the Workplace and What’s Next in the COVID-19 Pandemic.” They will address frequently asked questions regarding vaccines in the workplace including:
- Can (and should) employers mandate vaccinations for employees?
- Regardless of
With COVID-19 Vaccines Finally Arriving, Employers Must Ask and Answer Difficult Questions
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…
Now Available On-Demand: 2020 Fall Labor and Employment Webinar Series
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…
Politics and the Workplace: More than Just Free Speech Considerations
Virtual Seminar – 2020 Fall Labor and Employment Webinar Series
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:
U.S. Supreme Court Limits Employees’ Rights to Bring Discrimination Claims Against Religious Schools
On July 8, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that teachers of religious instruction at private religious schools are barred from bringing employment discrimination claims against their employer. In doing so, the Court clarified and expanded upon the “ministerial exception” previously articulated by the Court in 2012. In 2012, the Court had recognized that religious
New Coronavirus Relief Bill Replenishes SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program
On April 24, 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act (the “Enhancement Act”) was signed into law. The Enhancement Act increases the amount of funds appropriated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act) by providing an additional $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), $50 billion for…