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

As of March 19, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) temporarily relaxed the Form I-9 compliance rule requiring U.S. employers to complete Section 2 of the Form I-9 in the new hire’s physical presence.  The relaxation of the physical presence rule also applies to the re-verification

On December 27, 2020, after months of negotiations, Congress passed and the President signed The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Applications Act, a 5,593-page appropriations bill which provides several forms of stimulus related to COVID-19. Many employers are wondering what effect the new law has on the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus

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

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