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Oh, Sandy! Storm Brings Headaches, Hassles & Heartburn

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

It’s Sunday evening here in Connecticut.  If the forecast goes according to plan, I may not have power tomorrow to write about the storm. Governor Malloy announced this evening that all non-essential state workers are not to report to work on Monday. But those who listened to his news conference know he went beyond that…. Continue Reading

Hurricane Irene: “Reporting Time” Pay and Other Wage & Hour Issues for Employers

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

So, by now (Friday morning), your preparations at your workplace should be in full swing.  The latest forecasts this morning call for a landfall on Sunday somewhere along the Connecticut coast (perhaps Bridgeport) with hurricane impacts felt throughout the state. Connecticut has set up some new resources since my post yesterday specifically on Hurricane Irene. … Continue Reading

Weather Issues? Remember Call-in Pay for Employees, Whether or Not They Are Actually Called

Posted in Wage & Hour

With the snow today, my colleague Michael Lavelle has this timely post about call in pay, particularly as it relates to weather-related jobs.  My thanks to Mick for this contribution, as always.    The winter season brings more weather-related emergencies, and often requires maintenance employees or replacement staff to be on-call with beepers or cell… Continue Reading

Watching the Tropics (and Danny): Is Your Workplace Ready for a Hurricane?

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

Tropical Storm Danny (no relation) formed in the Atlantic Ocean late this morning.  It’s still days away from a potential impact on the East Coast but Connecticut IS within the forecasted track’s "cone".  Whether it strengthens to a hurricane and hits Connecticut, or meanders harmlessly into the Atlantic Ocean is for the weather forecasters to… Continue Reading

Preparing for the Next Snow Storm: How to Address Those Afternoon/Rush-Hour Messes

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

Remember last year’s mess on the roads? If you recall, lots of Hartford-area employers sent their employees home early during a snow storm — creating gridlock and lots and lots of headaches. As a result, Gov. Rell set up a task force to coordinate with the largest area employees on their dismissal patterns.  Tomorrow will… Continue Reading