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Legislative Update: CTFMLA Expands to Cover Military Qualifying Exigencies

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

UPDATED Continuing to recap various employment law bills out of the Connecticut General Assembly, the legislature passed a measure Wednesday night that brings Connecticut’s FMLA law more in line with the federal counterpart. The federal FMLA was amended back in 2008 (prior post on the subject here) to provide coverage for any “qualifying exigency” arising out… Continue Reading

Connecticut Businesses Should Exercise Caution on DOL’s New FMLA Guide for Employers

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

Over the years in the employment law “blawgosphere” (isn’t there a better term by now?), I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with and conferring with several other attorneys who blog. One of those is Jeff Nowak, whose FMLA Insights blog has become a go-to place on all things FMLA. So, it was no surprise yesterday… Continue Reading

Medical Marijuana and Work: Where We Stand Now

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

It’s been nearly two months since Connecticut’s “medical marijuana” law became effective.  Yet many employers have been blissfully ignorant about what the law provides, perhaps because Connecticut does not yet have a home-grown supply of marijuana and the registration process is just beginning. But because of the law’s appeal, I would expect the impact to increase substantially… Continue Reading

What Passage of the Health Care Bill Means for Employers

Posted in Legislative Developments

Regardless of your political affiliation, you have to appreciate the magnitude of the moment. Sweeping health care insurance legislation has passed Congress. (The Senate will still take up  the "reconciliation" part of the bill which will make some additional modifications because the House only approved of the Senate version.) So, now’s the time to ask:… Continue Reading

EEOC Releases Technical Guidance on H1N1 Flu Virus and Compliance with ADA

Posted in CHRO & EEOC, Human Resources (HR) Compliance

While the current outbreak of H1N1 Influenza is turning out (for now) to be less lethal than previously thought, the EEOC released guidance this week (available here) to help employers prepare for a possible pandemic and still comply with the ADA. Some of the guidance is lifted from previous statements of the EEOC but applied… Continue Reading