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

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

Over the past few weeks, Governor Lamont signed several bills that will impact public and private employers in several ways. While there are other bills that will take effect in October 2022, and subsequently in 2023, we have summarized below the bills that have effective dates July 1, 2022 and earlier.

Senate Bill 163 becomes

On March 18, 2022, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued new Guidance on Web Accessibility and the ADA (the “Guidance”). The Guidance provides considerations for state and local governments, schools, and businesses to keep in mind when ensuring that their websites comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Indeed, the DOJ has consistently taken

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

Join us once again for our annual public sector virtual seminar! On May 5th we will host a two-hour virtual program featuring a general session and four roundtable breakouts on timely legal topics of interest to public sector employers.

We invite you to register for our General Session and the Roundtable Breakout Session of

The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2022 (“CAA”), signed into law by President Biden earlier this month, allows high deductible health plans (HDHPs) to provide first-dollar coverage for telehealth and other remote care services for the period from April 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.  This is an extension of relief first brought about by the Coronavirus

The “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021” (the “Act”) is expected to be enacted into law in the next couple of days. Last month, the Act was passed by both the House and the Senate. All that is left is for President Biden to sign the Act

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

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