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The One Area of Connecticut Law Employers Love (For Now)

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations

  Over the weekend, The New York Times ran a surprising (at least to me) article about how Idaho has implemented a legal framework that gives employers a great deal of flexibility in an area getting a good deal more publicity of late: Non-compete agreements. (H/T to a post by Suzanne Lucas in Inc. too.)… Continue Reading

Never Mind! Supreme Court Splits on Public Employee Union Fee Case

Posted in Labor Law & NLRB, Litigation

The Supreme Court today issued a decision in one of the most anticipated cases of the session on whether public employees could be forced to pay fees to a union that they didn’t want to belong to. And in doing so, the court showed what happens in 4-4 splits: Nothing. Well, that’s not entirely accurate:… Continue Reading

New Laws Place Restrictions on Employers Seeking Passwords

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

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to speak to the HR Compliance Conference in San Francisco about legal issues related to hiring.  In some ways, everything old is new again on this topic.  Issues like the Fair Credit Reporting Act, or the EEOC’s guidance on criminal background checks, have been around for years yet… Continue Reading

Meal Periods in Connecticut – Required, But Don’t Expect California-Type Litigation

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

Word came down late yesterday about an important case for employers that have California-based employees.  The case, Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Hohnbaum, is the first California appellate case to rule on the parameters of employers’ duties under California laws requiring rest and meal periods.  The California Workforce Resource Blog has the details, as does the… Continue Reading