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MOVE Act Introduced; Non-Compete Agreements Would Be Limited, if Passed

Posted in Highlight, Legislative Developments

While I normally make my year-end reflections at, well, year end, I can’t help but take this moment to see the big picture: We’re hearing an awful lot about restrictive covenants. These covenants — often in the shape of non-compete clauses or non-solicitation (of employees or customers) clauses — have become popular because companies are… Continue Reading

Senator Murphy: Prospects “Not Too Good” for Federal Bill Prohibiting Sexual Orientation Discrimination (ENDA)

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight, Legislative Developments

As many wait for the Supreme Court’s decision later this term on same-sex marriages, one issue that seems to get lost in the shuffle is the fact that there is still no federal law prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. For employers in Connecticut, this is basically a non-issue because Connecticut… Continue Reading

An Updated Employer’s Guide to the Election

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

Election Day is nearly upon us.  Much like I did two years ago, it’s time to recap the rules for employers regarding the election.  The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. for everyone to vote for their favorite candidate…or at least the one that they dislike the least.  You can find out where you should vote… Continue Reading

From the Archives: Does “Book of Poop” Create a Hostile Work Environment?

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Litigation

As we continue a look back this week at some older posts, who could forget this classic post from April 2008. In it, I answer the burning question: Is putting a toilet training book, such as  “The Book of Poop”, on a disabled co-worker’s desk sufficient to create a Hostile Work Environment? And what happens… Continue Reading

Rep. Joe Courtney & Deputy Labor Commsioner Highlight Half-Day Free Seminar On Employment Law Set for May 20th

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

A few weeks ago, I posted a "Save the Date" for a half-day seminar that my firm’s Labor & Employment Law Department and teased that we had some great things lined up.  Today I get to share the exciting information and write to encourage you to sign up quickly as we expect this to fill… Continue Reading

Governor Taps Union Chief to Serve as New Commissioner of Department of Labor; Former HR Director to be Deputy

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

Can a union president and a former HR Director work together effectively?  We’ll soon find out at the Connecticut Department of Labor. Governor Dannel Malloy this afternoon selected Glenn Marshall to serve as the new commissioner of the Department of Labor, and picked Dennis Murphy as the agency’s new deputy commissioner. In a press release issued… Continue Reading