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.…

While there is usually the possibility that inappropriate behavior can occur at year-end office parties, greater awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace is prompting employers this year to take steps beforehand to reduce the likelihood of such incidents. MarketWatch article “Why nearly half of office Christmas parties won’t have booze this year” suggests the

Dan Schwartz was recently quoted in The New York Times article “If ESPN Wants to Discipline Jemele Hill, She Might Have Law on Her Side.” The article discusses possible free-speech protections by the First Amendment and Connecticut state law with respect to Hill’s derogatory comments on social media. Mr. Schwartz explains why ESPN may still have disciplinary options.

Shipman & Goodwin LLP attorney Daniel A. Schwartz has been selected as a 2017 Top Author by JD Supra. For the second consecutive year, JD Supra has recognized Mr. Schwartz as one of its Top 10 Authors in the category of Employer Liability issues; this year he ranked as #3 being read by C-suite executives, in-house counsel, media and other professionals.