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HR’s Increasing Role in Ensuring Data Privacy

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

Last night I had the opportunity to speak to the Colonial Total Rewards Association on the topic of Data Privacy and HR.  I titled the presentation “Is Your HR Data Going Rogue” and really focused on the role that Human Resources professionals should play in ensuring that company data is secured. For those who have… Continue Reading

BREAKING: Connecticut DOL Releases New FMLA Regulations for School Paraprofessionals

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center, Wage & Hour

You won’t find it (at least easily) on the Connecticut Department of Labor’s website.  (The Department’s FMLA page is void of any reference as well.)   But late last month the CTDOL quietly released new regulations governing FMLA leave rights to school paraprofessionals.  I’ve asked my colleagues, Jessica Ritter and Henry Zaccardi, to recap the… Continue Reading

Appellate Court: Tenured Teachers May be Terminated for “Disability” Without Violating CFEPA

Posted in Highlight, Litigation

The Connecticut Appellate Court yesterday released two notable employment law decisions. They won’t become “official” until April 30, 2013, so you have some time to digest them.  I’ll cover one today and leave the other for a future post (though if you’re really curious you can read it here.) To me, the more interesting of… Continue Reading

Quick Hits: Medical Marijuana, Failure to Promote Standard, Starbucks and the NLRB, Labor Agreements, Social Media Policies

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Labor Law & NLRB, Legislative Developments, Social Media

Back from Memorial Day weekend, there’s plenty of employment law news that I haven’t had time to write about. So here’s a brief recap of some recent items that may be of interest to employers: With Connecticut passing a new medical marijuana bill, one question that has arisen is whether the ADA protects employees using… 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