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A Rare Look Into An Employee’s Duty of Loyalty to the Employer

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance

After nine-plus years of writing about employment law in Connecticut, it’s getting to be pretty rare to find a topic that I haven’t at least touched upon, but here’s one: The Duty of Loyalty. Indeed, a new Connecticut Supreme Court case is giving me the opportunity to do so. The case arises from an employee who,… Continue Reading

Connecticut to Tighten Data Privacy Requirements

Posted in Data Privacy, Highlight, Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments

With news of yet another breach of personnel data of nearly 21 million Americans yesterday, I invited my colleague William Roberts, to chime in with an update on a new law in Connecticut that updates data privacy requirements in the state. Bill heads up our Privacy and Data Protection team here and works a lot… Continue Reading

Employees Can Break Data Privacy Rules Too

Posted in Data Privacy, Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance

When we think about protecting customer and employee data, we often think that the biggest hazards are outside hackers. But a recently publicized incident involving AT&T shows that the threats may also be from within. As The New York Times reported: “[I]t serves as a cautionary tale about the types of information that employees at… Continue Reading

Data Privacy and Human Resources: A Target to Aim For?

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

Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to speak at the Tri-State SHRM Conference held at Foxwoods Resort Casino.  The session was led by Marc Kroll of Comp360 and I thank him publicly for both the invitation and the coordination. But a post about the great work that HR consultants like Marc do is a topic for… Continue Reading

The Never-Ending Employment Law Case and the Hour-Long Commute

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Litigation

Some cases are easy to explain in a short blog post. This is not one of them. But a new Connecticut Appellate Court case released today, Grasso v. Connecticut Hospice, Inc. (download here)  has too many nuggets of information to pass up.  It is an example to employers about how cases never truly seem to… Continue Reading

Data Privacy Continues to be Focus of Legislature (But What About Employers?)

Posted in Legislative Developments

Several years ago, Connecticut passed a law that, for the first time, required employers to take special precautions to protect the personal data of their employees.  For a refresher, you can see my prior posts here and here.  Now, there is news of some tweaks to the law with some implications for employers and companies. … Continue Reading

Bankruptcy Highlights Necessity of Preventing Data Breaches

Posted in Class Actions, Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Litigation

With all the focus lately on social media, it’s easy for forget that there are other laws and issues that remain vitally important to employers. One of them is the need for employees to understand the importance of compliance with data privacy laws.  I talked in 2008 about a new law in Connecticut that may… Continue Reading

No Fiduciary Relationship Created Between Medical Resident and Program Director

Posted in Litigation

The Appellate Court, in a decision that will be officially released next week, rejected the claims of a former medical resident that his program director owed a “fiduciary duty” to protect that resident’s interests. In Golek v. Saint Mary’s Hospital, Inc. (download here), the court was asked to review the propriety of a decision by… Continue Reading

For a Breach of Restrictive Covenant, Court Says No To Extending Duration As Remedy

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Litigation

Suppose a former employee has breached your company’s covenant not to compete after she left employment.  Are you, the employer, entitled to get the non-compete period extended as a remedy for the breach? Great question. And one that differs depending on the state. A federal court in Connecticut (Aladdin Capital Holdings, LLC v. Donoyan) looked… Continue Reading

Court: Failure to Follow Training Program Does Not Give Rise to Breach of Contract Claim

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Litigation

In a decision to be officially released tomorrow, the Connecticut Appellate Court has affirmed a dismissal of a breach of contract claim that alleged that the company failed to follow procedures that were outlined in a management training seminar.  The case, Brule v. Nerac (download here), is important because it sets some limits to a… Continue Reading