Human Resources (HR) Compliance

As 2021 begins to wind down, employers need to be ready when changes to the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act become effective on January 1, 2022.  Whether you are an employer that is already experienced in addressing matters under the existing state or federal family and medical leave laws or are an employer who

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.

As we have noted previously, the State’s new “wage range” notice law becomes effective October 1, 2021. In advance of that effective date, the Connecticut Department of Labor recently issued non-binding “guidance” on the law.

The new guidance tracks State law in many facets and thus much of it is fairly straightforward. However, a few

While many employers have been focused on pandemic-related issues this past year, there are important new Connecticut employment laws that become effective on October 1, 2021. Employers should review and, where necessary, update their existing policies and practices and train staff on these new laws.

For your convenience, we have summarized some of the laws

With the COVID-19 Delta variant on the rise and the FDA’s recent approval of the Pfizer vaccine, employers are once again reviewing their policies and considering making vaccines mandatory in the workplace.  This complimentary webinar will provide employers with a better understanding of the legal and practical considerations of mandatory vaccine policies and address frequently

With the rise in the Delta variant of COVID-19, employers are revisiting the issue of whether to impose mandates for vaccination. This week, Shipman Partner Daniel Schwartz spoke with Dennis House and News8 (WTNH-ABC) about the issue.

For employers, there are some important considerations when developing mandatory vaccination policies. Here are a few key takeaways

Over the last week, Governor Lamont signed two bills, House Bill 6380 (Public Act 21-30) and House Bill 5158 (Public Act 21-27), that will impact public and private employers beginning October 1, 2021 in significant (and yet entirely different) ways.

House Bill 6380 adds another layer of complexity for employers engaged in hiring and also

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

With Governor Lamont changing the COVID-19 vaccination plans to an age-based rollout, employer questions surrounding reasonable accommodations remain.  Join Shipman employment lawyers Keegan Drenosky, Sheridan King and Daniel Schwartz for this complimentary 30-minute webinar answering frequently asked questions related to reasonable accommodations on the basis of religious beliefs or practice (under Title VII of the

With Governor Lamont’s change to the vaccine distribution program to an age-based rollout starting March 1, 2021, all employers (not simply those “essential” workplaces) must now consider whether to require, or even to encourage, their employees to get the vaccine.

At our webinar earlier this month (which is still available for on-demand viewing here),