Photo of Keegan Drenosky

Keegan Drenosky practices in the area of labor and employment law and business litigation. She has represented employers in cases involving claims of discrimination and retaliation before the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and state and federal Court.

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

As we detailed earlier this month, there has been a flurry of lawsuits challenging various federal vaccine mandates.  Litigation around the country aims to challenge the validity of OSHA’s mandatory “vax or test” rule, the CMS mandate for healthcare workers, and the mandate for federal contractors.

The Biden administration’s high-profile vaccination mandate—which requires employees

On November 5, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an emergency temporary standard (ETS) that sets COVID-19 vaccination and safety standards for private employers with 100 or more employees.  The ETS creates new obligations for employers, new rights for employees, and generally requires compliance within thirty days.  Here are ten key

Over the last year, Connecticut has imposed a significant number of new obligations on employers, including laws relating to breastfeeding in the workplace, disclosure of salary ranges, and deterring age discrimination in employment applications.  This webinar will provide you with a better understanding of the legal and practical considerations of these new obligations, identify steps

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.

Employer Update: The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities has extended its deadline to May 20, 2021 for employers to complete sexual harassment prevention training for all employees, without the need to seek an extension.

Don’t wait until it’s too late – register your workforce for training today! This comprehensive, online training will protect you

Join us as we take our annual public sector seminar virtual! During the month of May, we will host a series of CLE webinars featuring timely topics as well as updates on recent legislation and court decisions affecting public sector employers.

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

Brave

Keegan Drenosky will be a speaker during the Connecticut Bar Association’s webinar, “Navigating the Workplace.”

The panel will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the employment relationship. This CLE will focus on how working from home impacts employment procedures (i.e. hiring and firing, implementation of policies), how employers are adapting to laws and guidance

Last week, we held another webinar to discuss some of the most frequently asked questions regarding employers and vaccines. Our program was recorded and can be found here.

Right now, Connecticut is ranked among the top states in vaccine distribution with over 1.4 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered. Connecticut is expected to receive an increased