Join us for our annual fall seminar on October 11, 2019 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. This promises to be an interesting and informative program regarding recent developments in labor and employment law. Our half-day seminar will include discussions of the timely topics listed below as well as updates on recent legislation and court decisions

On August 29, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) held that misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor, on its own, does not violate the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”).

In Velox Express, Inc. and Jeannie Edge, Velox misclassified its employees as independent contractors. When Ms. Edge coordinated group complainants about the

On August 27, 2019, USCIS announced that, until further notice, employers should continue using the current version of the Form I-9 for Employment Eligibility Verification, even after the form’s expiration date of August 31, 2019 has passed.

USCIS has further clarified that it will provide updated information about the new version of the Form I-9

On August 14, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board issued its first decision regarding mandatory arbitration agreements following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Epic Systems Corp.  In doing so, the Board gave further guidance about when employers can promulgate mandatory arbitration agreements and whether employers can inform employees of the possible consequences for their

Can an employer provide health care coverage for its employees by simply setting aside cash for them on a tax-favored basis (in an HRA – a health reimbursement arrangement), and otherwise get out of the complexities of sponsoring an ERISA health care coverage program? Until now, the answer to that question was “NO” because that

As of 2019, employers are receiving letters from the Social Security Administration entitled “Employer Correction Requests.” These letters, also known as “mismatch” letters, are sent when the names or social security numbers listed on an employer’s W-2 forms do not match the names and social security numbers that the Administration has on file. While these

On June 25, 2019, Governor Lamont signed into law “An Act Concerning Paid Family and Medical Leave,” (“PFMLA”) enacting what is reported to be the most generous family leave law in the country. The law provides employees with up to 12 weeks of paid leave (14 weeks for those incapacitated by pregnancy) in a 12-month

On July 10, Henry J. Zaccardi and Ashley L. Marshall presented a complimentary webinar summarizing new laws passed in the 2019 legislative session of the Connecticut General Assembly. Among the topics discussed were changes to sexual harassment prevention training requirements, paid family medical leave, CT’s minimum wage, and new whistleblower protections. Many employers across the

Connecticut’s legislature passed Public Act 19-25 to amend the state’s Family and Medical Leave Act, which the Governor has signed into law. Much attention has gone to PA 19-25’s creation of paid FML leave, although it will take some time to get that up and running (employee contributions start 01/01/2021, with paid benefit availability starting