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Can a Legislature Really Change a Collective Bargaining Agreement?

Posted in Labor Law & NLRB, Legislative Developments, Wage & Hour

My law partner, Gabe Jiran, talks today about whether it’s all that easy to change the terms of a collective bargaining agreement.  Is it just as easy as a vote? Or does it require something more? The answer has implications for all employers.   With all of the talk about the financial difficulties faced by… Continue Reading

Where Do The Proposed Federal Overtime Rule Changes Stand?

Posted in Highlight, Laws and Regulations, Wage & Hour

My colleague, Gabe Jiran, returns the blog today with this quick post updating us on where things stand on the DOL’s proposed changes to the overtime rules (and providing me with an excuse to link to one of the few songs to mention “overtime” in the title.) As you may recall from some of the… Continue Reading

What a Trump Victory May Mean for Employers and Employment Law

Posted in Highlight, Labor Law & NLRB, Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments

There haven’t been a lot of stories about what Donald Trump would do as President when it comes to employment law issues. In part, that was due to the polls. But it was also due in part to the lack of policy details that his campaign put out on his website.  Back in September, I… Continue Reading

What’s New at the CHRO? Commission Chair Collins Shares His Perspective

Posted in CHRO & EEOC, Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments

At Monday’s Connecticut Legal Conference, CHRO Chair Gary Collins spoke for a bit about the developments at the oft-maligned agency since he’s come on board.  (You can follow all the tweets from the conference on Twitter using #ctlegalconf as the hashtag.)While he joked that attendees could just read this blog to find out what was going… Continue Reading

Paid Sick Leave Gets “Healed” By General Assembly

Posted in Featured, Highlight, Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments, Wage & Hour

In the hours before the General Assembly’s 2014 session closed, there were a number of bills being watched by employers.  I’ll have an additional recap of the session in the days ahead, but one bill that passed on Wednesday night made a number of small, but important, changes to the state’s Paid Sick Leave law… Continue Reading

Interested in the CHRO’s New Procedures? Thursday’s the Day

Posted in CHRO & EEOC

On Thursday morning, October 20th, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is having an informational session on Public Act 11-237 — the new law that changes the procedures before the CHRO.  The session will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Old Judiciary Room at the State Capitol.   It’s… Continue Reading

FMLA Getting Tweaked Today Under New Bill Creating A New Challenge for Conn. Employers

Posted in Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments

Earlier this afternoon, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010.  By doing so, he approved of several changes to the FMLA .  But before you rip up your existing FMLA policies, the provisions relate to the military-related leaves under the Act.  (H/T Ohio Employer’s Law Blog)  The changes as a whole expand the… Continue Reading

Tips for Assisting Newly Married Employees with Name Changes in Connecticut

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

My office manager recently got married (congrats Kris!) and began discussing the difficulty of having to change one’s name both externally and internally.  We both began to notice that there does not appear to be readily-accessible information for human resources personnel and employees on how to tackle this issue. While a blog post certainly cannot… Continue Reading

Cross-Border Concerns: Keeping Updated on Changes to New York Laws

Posted in Laws and Regulations

For employers who are situated along the Connecticut-New York state line, keeping updated on the employment developments in both states is a challenging endeavor.  This is particularly true if the company’s sales force or business is dependent on servicing both areas. View Larger Map Connecticut employers with New York employees, should be aware of a number of recent amendments… Continue Reading