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May 26, 2015
Quick Update on Connecticut Legislative Proposals

The Connecticut General Assembly is winding down in the next eight days, but not before some very significant legislation gets a thumbs up or down.
As discussed before, the legislature has …

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Apr 10, 2015
So Much for a Quiet Legislative Session on Employment Law Issues

When I made predictions/wishes for 2015 at the end of last year, I offered up one on what the Connecticut General Assembly might do:
My Prediction: We’ll see a new rule or two, but with all …

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Jan 2, 2015
A Look Ahead: Connecticut’s Minimum Wage Rockets Upward

On New Year’s Day, I had the opportunity to launch model rockets with my son on a gorgeous (but very cold) day.
As it turns out, it was also a windy …

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Sep 26, 2014
Julia Roberts Would Not Be Impressed: Mystic Pizza Cited for Wage/Hour Violations

Oh, Mystic Pizza!
In Connecticut, we all know that Mystic Pizza isn’t the best pizza in the state.  (I’m not even going to get into the argument about Pepe’s, Sally’s, or …

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Aug 5, 2014
Do Camp Counselors and Baby Sitters Have to be Paid Minimum Wage?

My kids are at overnight camp this week and of course, my brain never stops thinking about cute employment law lessons that can be gleaned from everyday experiences.
So, you may …

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Jul 25, 2014
Minimum Daily Earnings Guarantee (or Reporting Time) Already a Rule For Some Employers

This week, one of Connecticut’s own, Representative Rosa DeLauro introduced the “Schedules That Work Act” bill in Congress.  It would ostensibly help part-time workers secure stable schedules.
It would, among other things “ensure employees …

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May 20, 2014
Legislative Wrapup: Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave and Not Much Else

I’ve previously touched on a number of bills that were passed in the short legislative session that ended earlier this month but I thought I would recap the session briefly …

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Mar 27, 2014
The New New Minimum Wage in Connecticut

In short order, Connecticut has just jumped to the front of the line when it comes to increasing the minimum wage.
On Wednesday, March 26th, the General Assembly passed an increase …

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Feb 14, 2014
An Early Look at the Legislative Session: “Low Wage Employers”, Unemployment Discrimination

The snow may have stalled work in the state for a few days, but the Connecticut General Assembly is now in full swing with bills now being discussed and debated.
So far, …

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Nov 19, 2013
Service Contract Act: Do Your Wages Comply With the Law?

You would figure after six-plus years of doing this blog, I would’ve covered all the laws applicable to employers. But, perhaps in a testament to how many laws there are, …

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