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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 Sandy: Have Employers Learned the Lessons From Last Year’s Storms?

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

We interrupt our normally scheduled post on a recent Second Circuit case…. Monday is an anniversary that many of us in Connecticut will long remember – the anniversary of the big October snowstorm (or “Alfred” as Channel 3 called it).   Combine that storm with Irene earlier in 2011, and we’ve seen more than our share… 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

Hurricane Preparedness in Connecticut: Come On Irene?

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

UPDATED: The official hurricane forecast as of early Wednesday morning has Connecticut squarely in the path of Hurricane Irene. Now is the time to start following the news and begin initial preparations for a possible storm. Although we’re still many days away, the weather forecasters are starting to sound the alarm of a possible major… Continue Reading

Floods and Disasters: Employer Preparedness

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

With the river flooding that has been going on in Connecticut the last week and the forecasts for a tough spring, I had originally scheduled this post to discuss emergency preparedness for employers and how employers should deal with employees affected. Flooding is nothing new in Connecticut before and with more flooding expected, it seemed… Continue Reading

Hurricane Preparedness for Connecticut Employers: Guidelines to Follow and Remembering the Great Floods of ’55

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

Some of the long-range computer weather models have been forecasting that the next few weeks will become quite active in the tropics. For those on the East Coast and Connecticut, that can only mean one thing: Let the hurricane watching, speculating, and hyperventilating begin. It’s not necessarily a theoretical issue either. Today marks the 55th anniversary… Continue Reading

When a Storm Hits, What’s an Employer to Do In Connecticut?

Posted in Laws and Regulations

UPDATED 6/25/10 This afternoon, Bridgeport Connecticut either had a pretty bad microburst, or a tornado.  The National Weather Service has yet to make that determination, though having been right in the middle of it, it sure SEEMED like a tornado, with "whiteout" conditions.  (UPDATE: The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Main… 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

When a Hurricane Does Hit Connecticut, What Are The Workplace Rules Regarding Storms?

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

As Tropical Storm Fay continues to pound Florida this week, I was recently reminded that it’s been 23 years since Connecticut suffered a direct hit from a Hurricane — the infamous Hurricane Gloria.  No worries then for Connecticut, right? Wrong. Connecticut has been hit by several tropical storms since then – just like Fay — and… Continue Reading