Connecticut Employment Law Blog Insight on Labor & Employment Developments for Connecticut Businesses

Tag Archives: 31-48d

The Spy Who Loved Me? IKEA and Surveillance Laws

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center

Earlier this week, my law partner, Ross Garber, tweeted about a scandal developing in France regarding allegations that IKEA spied on its employees. The New York Times reported: A regional court in Versailles, near Paris, is now examining whether Ikea executives in France broke the law by ordering personal investigations — not only of Ms…. Continue Reading

Spying on Your Employees? Know the Law First

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center

A recent story in a Forbes blog disclosed how one company fired 25 employees, after monitoring its employees’ computer activity.  Of course, the CEO learned that secret recordings work both way, as one employee recorded the termination meeting.  Connecticut employers have special obligations when it comes to employee monitoring.  In terms of surveillance, Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec…. Continue Reading

No Private Right of Action to Enforce Connecticut Electronic Monitoring Statute

Posted in Litigation

The Connecticut Supreme Court, in a decision that will be officially released on January 5, 2010, has held that employees cannot bring a private right of action against employers that violate the state’s electronic monitoring statute.  In Gerardi v. City of Bridgeport, two city fire inspectors were disciplined for improper job performance through the use… Continue Reading

The Basics: Workplace Conditions of Meal Periods, Breastfeeding, Electronic Monitoring, Lie Detector Tests

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Wage & Hour

Continuing the summer series on the basics of some employment laws in Connecticut, we turn this week to laws regarding working conditions. Indeed, while the anti-discrimination laws and FMLA laws get all the press, there are a whole host of other laws that regulate the workplace conditions.  These are no less important and ignoring this rules… Continue Reading

Google Latitude in Connecticut’s Workplaces – What Employers Should Know Before Tracking Employees

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

Google released a new program last week called Latitude. You can get full details here, but the gist of it is that can show your location (and the location of your friends) real-time on a map.  So, suppose you and your teenager have cell-phones — voila, you can see on a map where they are… Continue Reading