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BREAKING: Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Restaurant Cannot Apply Tip Credit to Pizza Delivery Drivers

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

The Connecticut Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision that will be officially released April 4, 2017, has ruled that employers may not use the “tip credit” for pizza delivery drivers and therefore, the employees must be paid the standard minimum wage. You can download the decision in Amaral Brothers, Inc. v. Department of Labor here. … Continue Reading

From the Archives: Recalling Prior State Layoffs and the Ongoing SEBAC Lawsuit

Posted in Litigation

With rejection of a union concession package now appearing likely in news stories this morning, it seems probable that layoffs are around the corner. Notably, a lawsuit arising from a prior state layoff is still kicking around over eight years later.  I discussed this back in October 2010 and noted that the parties had just… Continue Reading

Lost in a Maze of Regulations? One Correct Path to Follow — Harassment Training

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

One of the great local treats in Connecticut this time of year is a corn maze. My favorite for the last few years is the one created by Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT.  (And while you’re there, don’t miss picking a few apples or getting a fresh apple pie). Mazes aren’t anything new. Employment lawyers and… Continue Reading