Collective bargaining agreements covering public employees in Connecticut often provide for health insurance for retirees. In some cases, those contract provisions say retirees shall be covered by the same plans as active employees, but others say retirees will get coverage that is the same as, or comparable to, the plan in effect at the time they retired.
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On September 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiated the orderly phase out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DHS will provide a limited, six-month window during which it will consider certain requests for DACA and accompanying applications for work authorization, under specific parameters.
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Ever since Connecticut allowed employees to obtain and use medical marijuana, employers have wondered whether, under certain circumstances, federal law would preempt the state law. A recent federal district court case has now answered the question.
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