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Court: Contract That Allows Employer to Raise Employee’s Salary Also Means No Decreases

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

So, remember back in February where I noted that employers ought to “consider having an attorney review some of your [employment] agreements … [because sometimes,] poor drafting can sometimes be avoided by having an attorney involved”? We have another appellate court case that emphasizes that point quiet well in Stratford v. Winterbottom. The case involves a town… Continue Reading

A New Beginning at Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Posted in Featured, Highlight, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center, Social Media

That headline sort of says it all, doesn’t it? Yes, as of this morning, I am now a partner at Shipman & Goodwin LLP in Hartford, CT in its Labor, Employment & Benefits Practice Area. It’s big for a partner to change firms in Connecticut.  Not nearly as big as, say Nate Silver and his… Continue Reading

Employee Who Changed Word Secretly in Severance Agreement Allowed to Proceed With Discrimination Claim

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

The situation is a common one. Employer terminates the employment of an employee. Employer provides a severance agreement with its signature already affixed.  Employee signs it and returns the agreement to the employer. Employer, likely reviewing just the signature, pays the severance. But here’s where things get interesting. Employee then sues the employer for discrimination. Employer says, “wait… Continue Reading

A New Year’s Resolution

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance

Five years is a long time. In the time span of the Internet, it might as well be a lifetime. So, after five years of doing this blog on nearly a daily (ok, business daily) basis, it’s time for a change. Now, I’m not retiring like other bloggers have.  But it’s time to recognize that… Continue Reading

For School Boards, Conn. Supreme Court Clarifies Rules Regarding Dealings with Unions

Posted in Litigation

The Connecticut Supreme Court, in Board of Education v. State Board of Labor Relations, (a decision that will be officially released next week), clarified when it is appropriate for education officials to deal directly with employees and when the union needs to be brought in.  The court adopted federal NLRA principles in doing so. The decision… Continue Reading

Check Out NPR for Interview on Gender Identity

Posted in Laws and Regulations

UPDATED My earlier post on the Obama Transition Team’s pledge not to discriminate on the basis of gender identity has been picking up some press.  As I indicate, it is likely that this pledge will form the basis of an executive order when the new administration starts. NPR interviewed me earlier this afternoon. You should be able… Continue Reading

Looking for a “Change?” Transition Site Up With Lists of Legislative Agendas

Posted in Legislative Developments

Looking to make a change? Or curious about what the new Obama administration will have on its agenda? Then the new administration website, Change.gov, is for you. It’s now up (but as of 2 p.m., barely running — likely due to the massive traffic the site is facing so give it a little time).   Parts… Continue Reading