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

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

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) Omnibus Interim Final Rule (“Final Rule”) takes effect November 5, 2021, and with it comes the requirement that Medicare and Medicaid-certified suppliers, providers, and their staff become vaccinated for COVID-19. As this new rule becomes a new reality, it is essential that all key stakeholders involved understand:

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

As more workplaces consider mandatory vaccination policies, and with OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard expected to be released any day now that will further mandate vaccinations for employers with 100 or more employees, the EEOC has updated its guidance on how to deal with religious exemption requests.

Much of the guidance incorporates prior statements from the

With the Delta variant continuing to surge throughout the country, employers have begun to seriously consider mandatory vaccination policies.  On September 9th, we presented a webinar on the topic, pointers of which we will recap below. Shortly after our webinar, the Biden Administration released a COVID-19 Action Plan which combines executive orders with

On August 6, 2021, Acting Governor Susan Bysiewicz issued Executive Order 13B (the “Order”) requiring long-term care facilities to mandate staff members with “direct access” (i.e., physical access) to patients or residents be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Order applies to long-term care facilities, which is defined to include nursing homes, residential care homes, assisted living

As data breaches become a fact of life for both businesses and consumers, barely a news cycle goes by without a story of another successful hack, ransomware, theft of personal data or other data breach. These data breaches are occurring in an environment in which cyber criminals continue to evolve their methods and increase the