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Gender Inequality Claims Make Headlines in Case and in New Study

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

Over the last week, two unrelated stories caught my eye.  For employers, they are a reminder that claims of pay inequality based on gender are still something to be concerned about.  The first story is that Governor Malloy announced plans for a new study to examine “factors that contribute to the gender wage gap in Connecticut’s workforce.” … Continue Reading

A Look Back at Obama’s (First?) Four Years and Employment Law

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Labor Law & NLRB, Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments, Wage & Hour

Finally, today is Election Day.   And while the pundits tonight will all look forward to what the next four years might bring, it’s worth taking a quick peek back at Obama’s (first?) four years with a review of some of the posts from 2008-9. Before his term, there were predictions that he would be good… Continue Reading

Quick Hits: FLSA & Arbitration Agreements, Initial Discovery Protocols, Dating Policies, EEOC Charges, Ledbetter

Posted in CHRO & EEOC, Class Actions, Discrimination & Harassment, Litigation, Wage & Hour

There are lots of items I had hoped to write about but, as many of you have observed, there’s only so much time in the week.  So, it’s time to bring back the recurring “Quick Hits” feature to highlight some tidbits worthy of your consideration: Are arbitration agreements that waive FLSA collective actions enforceable? No,… Continue Reading

Quick Hits: DPUC’s Ban on Personnel Decisions, Title VII Deadlines, Two Member NLRB Panels, Arbitrations, SCOTUS

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Labor Law & NLRB, Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments, Litigation

Another manic Monday. So it’s time to roll out another edition of quick hits where I highlight stories you might have missed over the last week or two. Today’s Hartford Courant reports on a move by the DPUC to prohibit some companies from laying off workers.  My law partner, Joshua Hawks-Ladds — who is also chair… Continue Reading

Changes to Personnel Files Act…And Much Much More (Including Big Expansion of State’s Wage Discrimination Laws)

Posted in Legislative Developments

If you should never judge a book by its cover, you can never judge a legislative bill from its title. After all, you would think that a bill about "Penalties for Violations of Certain Personnel Files Statutes" (H.B. 6185) would actually be a bill about those violations. While that may have been in the original… Continue Reading

Quick Takes: New Executive Orders on Federal Contractors, More Ledbetter, AT&T Layoffs, Union Rolls, Lawsuit Avoidance

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

Since it is another snowy day here in Connecticut, it seems like another opportune time to post about some of the items worth reading and catching up on over the last few days. On Friday, President Obama announed three new executive orders that give broad power now to the Secretary of Labor.   These orders involve… Continue Reading

Dear Mr. President….An Inauguration Day Letter on Employment Law

Posted in Laws and Regulations

Dear Mr. President: Congratulations on your inauguration today!  I hope you enjoy the day because when you wake up tomorrow, I suspect that you’ll realize there are a lot of items on your "to-do" list (though taking out the garbage probably isn’t on there anymore.) With two wars and a recession to deal with,  I wanted… Continue Reading

House Passes Fair Pay and Paycheck Fairness Bills; Now, on to Senate

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Legislative Developments, Wage & Hour

To the surprise of absolutely no one, the U.S. House of Representative overwhelmingly passed two employment law bills addressing compensation issues.   The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, HR 11, pretty much split among party lines 247-171. The Paycheck Fairness Act, HR 12, passed 256-163.   The bills now move on to the Senate, where the vote… Continue Reading

Ready, Set, Go! Employment Laws On Fast Track in Congress

Posted in Legislative Developments, Wage & Hour

One of the more interesting television shows out there now is the Emmy award-winning  "The Amazing Race". At the start of the show, the host shouts, "Ready, Set, Go!" and off the contestants go on a race around the world places as yet unknown. That, in essence, is what 2009 is shaping up to be in employment… Continue Reading

Election Guide on Employment Law-Related Issues – Part I

Posted in Legislative Developments

With the election just two weeks away, employers can start to draw a sharper focus on the national issues at stake in the upcoming Presidential election. That said, much of what will happen will also depend on what happens with various Congressional races.  In other words, even if Senator McCain is elected President, we’re still… Continue Reading

Paycheck Fairness Act: Rep. Rosa DeLauro Provides Some Context

Posted in Legislative Developments

Earlier this month, I provided a legislative update on the Paycheck Fairness Act bill, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Long-time Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn, 3rd) has been a leading sponsor of the bill and she has a long and distinguished career in the House.  Yesterday, Rep. DeLauro issued a column in the Huffington… Continue Reading

What I’m Reading This Week in Employment Law Related Blogs

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

There’s lots of good content that is out there in the blogosphere and I thought I would pass along a few of the noteworthy entries I’ve read this week.  Michael Moore over at the Pennsylvania Employment Law Blog has a great recap on the fallout of this week’s sexual harassment case with his own tips… Continue Reading