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The Dialogue: What Legislation We’re Keeping Our Eyes On

Posted in Highlight, Legislative Developments, Wage & Hour

If at first you succeed, try it again.  Well, that may not be how the saying goes, but the first back-and-forth post between me and Nina Pirrotti, an employee-side attorney, was so well received that we’re back for another conversation.  Today’s topic: What legislation are we both keeping our eyes out for at the Connecticut… Continue Reading

Hiring Without Headaches – A Possibility or Fantasy?

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

So this week, I’ll be speaking at our firm’s semi-annual Labor & Employment Law seminar.  Amazingly, we have reached capacity for this event and are now taking names for a waiting list! Many thanks to all who have signed up.  It should be a lot of fun. Frequent blog contributor (and, well, a colleague) Chris… Continue Reading

Hiring Without Employment Law Headaches: Five Tips for Employers

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

On Friday, I had the opportunity to speak to the Human Resource Association of Greater New Haven. My sincere thanks to them for the invitation. The group asked me to talk about various legal traps employers face in the hiring process and solutions to avoiding those issues.  Here are some of the points we talked… Continue Reading

Workplace Investigator Institute Heading to Connecticut in May 2015

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

A few years back, I had the opportunity to meet Allison West at a conference out in California.  She runs Employment Practices Specialists and does workplace investigations. (She’s also a terrific speaker and I’d highly recommend you go to a session where she is speaking.) She recently let me know about an Association of Workplace Investigators… Continue Reading

The Five Questions You Can’t Ask At A Job Interview

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

Six years ago, posts about layoffs were in vogue.  But it’s been a long while since we focused on posts about hiring. With the economy generally stable (or shall we dare say improving?), it seems appropriate to talk about job interview questions. There are lots of posts about the “best” job interview questions you can pose… Continue Reading

Social Media Best Practices – Interview with LXBN TV

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Social Media

Last week, I had the great fortune of being interviewed by the Lexblog Network — which help provide support to this blog.  The interview focused on best practices for employers in engaging in social media. A few tidbits: We did this interview via Skype. If that’s not cool enough, I did so using my iPad… Continue Reading

Five Questions with… Regan MacBain Traub, Founder, The Human Resource Consortium

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

Today brings another installment of an occasional feature of “Five Questions”, in which we ask five questions of a noteworthy person in the employment law and human resources areas.  I’m pleased that Regan MacBain Traub, CPC, SPHR, founder and managing principal of The Human Resource Consortium, was able to take some time to respond to… Continue Reading

Five Questions with… Mathew Krukoski, CPA on Employee Benefit Plan Audits

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

  Continuing our occasional series of interviews with people of interest to human resource professionals in Connecticut, today we talk with Mathew Krukoski, CPA of J.H. Cohn’s Glastonbury, CT offices. Matthew is a Partner there and we had the opportunity to talk about the importance of having auditors review employee benefit plans, particularly as that… Continue Reading

Five Questions With…The President of the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Human Resources (HR) Compliance

From time to time, this blog features unedited interviews with people in the labor and employment arena who may be of interest to Connecticut employers.  Today, I’m very pleased to have Nina Pirrotti address a few questions for the blog. Nina is an attorney with the lawfirm of Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Chimes, Richardson & Fitzgerald, P.C. … Continue Reading

Five Questions With…Executive Talent Services’ John Madigan on HR Trends

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

Continuing an occasional series of interviews with notable locals, today we sit down (virtually) with John Madigan, President and CEO of Executive Talent Services in West Hartford, CT.   ETS offers a wide range of HR-related consulting services for organizations, from improving performance of individual key talent to developing and integrating an organizational talent management strategy.  ETS also provides a "Career… Continue Reading

Quick Hits: GINA, Background Checks, Work-Life Studies, Telecommuting with High Gas Prices

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

Lots of interesting posts and articles and so little time.  So just quick hits today on some new and interesting developments. The Genetic Discrimination Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) became law on Wednesday.  I highlighted the bill a few weeks ago and opined that it’s not going to have a big impact on Connecticut in light of… Continue Reading

What I’m Reading This Week — “So Much to Say” About Employment Law and HR Developments

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Litigation

With iPods becoming ubiquitous, I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like they are listening to more music in general.  A favorite song of mine is "So Much to Say" by the Dave Matthews Band song.  (Don’t try reading too much into the lyrics — there isn’t much there.)  But this week, "So Much to Say" seems… Continue Reading

Background Checks and the Hiring Process

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

George Lenard, who runs the popular "Employment Blawg", has an interesting post this week about how current job seekers will have to undergo different scrutiny than perhaps the last time that they engaged in a job search.  As George notes, the biggest change is the prevalent use of background checks by employers.  George provides some useful… Continue Reading