As the dog days of summer drag on, the news from the employment law arena slows to a trickle. But here are a few recent stories that may be of interest to employers in Connecticut.
- New York recently expanded the types of things that employers can deduct from wages. For Connecticut employers with cross-border employees, it is probably a welcome change.
Will Connecticut follow suit?(Wage & Hour Litigation Blog) Connecticut has a number of deductions already as I’ve previously reported, but the laws in Connecticut are still not as broad as the new New York rules.
- Trying to figure out whether you have to make reasonable accommodations to your employee? Here are some accommodations that employers probably never thought they would have to make. (Employment & Labor Insider)
- From a legal strategy perspective, offers of judgment are underused by employers in wage & hour cases. The Wage & Hour — Development & Highlights blog suggests that might yet change.
- The Department of Labor recently issued an employee’s guide to the FMLA. While there isn’t a lot new in the materials, the New York Labor & Employment Law Report suggests that there might be some useful nuggets for employers too.
- Social media and networking sites continue to be heavily used by companies doing hiring and recruiting with a 92 percent adoption rate, reports Employment Law Daily. Facebook, not LinkedIn, tops usage.