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Followup from Presentation on Goofs & Gaffes in Workplace

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Social Media

Today, I had the opportunity to speak at a seminar on Goofs and Gaffes in Social Media at the Social Media Summit sponsored by the Hartford Business Journal.   In my section, I focused on the importance of developing a social media policy. I’ve talked about it before on the blog, but there are a few… Continue Reading

A Note of Thanks

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

My sincere thanks to the folks at the Hartford Business Journal for including me on this year’s 40 under Forty list for the central Connecticut area. It is truly an honor. (And be sure to check out the cover shot, which was taken by J. Fiereck Photography.) Hopefully, you can also look at the list of… Continue Reading

Report Focuses On Companies That Fail to Pay Employee Taxes…and the Consequences

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations

Over the weekend, the Hartford Business Journal published a revealing look at Connecticut’s efforts to crackdown on companies that avoid paying employee taxes and workers’ compensation insurance. Indeed, according to the published report, the state’s efforts resulted in 220 stop-work orders at construction sites across Connecticut. But the report goes on to contend that "a… Continue Reading

Telecommuting Yet to Take Off among State Workers, Despite Website Touting its Advantages

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

There’s been lots of talk of late of how employers are finding various ways to help employees reduce the costs of commuting. In other states, there has even been talk of shifting to four-day workweeks or telecommuting. Connecticut has long since adopted a telecommuting plan and policy. But an article in this week’s Hartford Business… Continue Reading

Food Server Class Action on Tip Credits – An Update

Posted in Class Actions, Litigation, Wage & Hour

A few weeks ago, I posted on a decision by the Connecticut Supreme Court that ruled that an order denying class certification is not an appealable final judgment. I said back then that the case, Palmer v. Friendly Ice Cream Corporation, gives employers and other defendants in class actions, "an important arrow in their quiver… Continue Reading