Pro Bono legal assistance is available for small businesses or non-profits with 25 or fewer employees in Connecticut.  As part of the nationwide program organized by Lawyers for Good Government, the Connecticut COVID-19 Small Business Virtual Legal Clinic was created and its mission is to help Connecticut’s entrepreneurs and small businesses that have suffered adversely

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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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.Continue Reading The New York Times Quotes Dan Schwartz on Issues Surrounding “Speech of Public Concern”

Ashley E. Mendoza, a member of the firm’s Immigration and Employer Defense and Labor Relations practices, was a speaker at the Connecticut Bar Association’s program entitled “The New I-9 Form & Immigration Compliance Under the New Administration,” presented by CBA’s Immigration Law Committee.

The program addressed the following issues:Continue Reading Ashley Mendoza Offers Guidance on New I-9 Form