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Legislative Update: Payroll Cards Finally Approved in Connecticut

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Legislative Developments, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center, Wage & Hour

Payroll cards are finally here. The General Assembly finished their regular session last night with several employment law bills getting passed, including some that have been kicking around for years. One of them is Senate Bill 211, which authorizes employers to use payroll cards — instead of checks or direct deposit — to pay their employees…. Continue Reading

The Spy Who Loved Me? IKEA and Surveillance Laws

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

Earlier this week, my law partner, Ross Garber, tweeted about a scandal developing in France regarding allegations that IKEA spied on its employees. The New York Times reported: A regional court in Versailles, near Paris, is now examining whether Ikea executives in France broke the law by ordering personal investigations — not only of Ms…. Continue Reading

Spying on Your Employees? Know the Law First

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

A recent story in a Forbes blog disclosed how one company fired 25 employees, after monitoring its employees’ computer activity.  Of course, the CEO learned that secret recordings work both way, as one employee recorded the termination meeting.  Connecticut employers have special obligations when it comes to employee monitoring.  In terms of surveillance, Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec…. Continue Reading

Your Most Important Witness in Defending an Employment Discrimination Claim? Your IT Staff?

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Litigation

As I mentioned Monday, I had the opportunity to attend ABA Techshow, one of the premier technology and the law conferences around.  E-Discovery (or "Electronic Discovery") continues to be a hot topic at such conferences. (Discovery is the process by which parties to a lawsuit exchange and receive information before a trial.  The most common forms… Continue Reading

Appellate Court Decision Provides Another Lesson About Preserving Data

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Litigation

As I’ve noted before, the appellate courts in Connecticut release their decisions in advance of an "official" publication date for various reasons. I’ve now read over the Appellate Court’s upcoming decision in Paylan v. St. Mary’s Hospital Corp. a few times  trying to discern the big lesson for employers to take from this employment discrimination… Continue Reading