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Connecticut Legislative Session Preview: Is a New State Overtime Rule In Play?

Posted in Highlight, Legislative Developments, Wage & Hour

The Connecticut General Assembly is back in session and with significant budget deficits looming, it’s not going to be an easy year for legislators. From a labor and employment law session, once again it will be interesting to see what will be seriously considered. A Bloomberg Law article late last week suggested that Democrats in… Continue Reading

Proposed Bills Are First Up on Labor Committee’s Agenda

Posted in Legislative Developments

The first few days of the new Connecticut legislative session are, dare I say it, kind of fun from an outsider perspective. That is, if you know what you are looking at. Why? Because it’s the time when legislators start submitting “proposed” bills. But these proposals are far from polished products. Sometimes, these proposals are… Continue Reading

Legislative Preview: Will the CHRO Bill Get Passed This Year?

Posted in CHRO & EEOC, Highlight, Legislative Developments

The short session of the Connecticut General Assembly is set to begin on February 5, 2014. But the jockeying for items to get on the agenda is well under way. The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is circulating a proposed bill that would followup on a failed bill from last year’s term. I previously… Continue Reading

Waiting for the Dust To Settle on New NLRB Posting Requirement

Posted in Labor Law & NLRB

A lot of people have been writing about a recent court ruling that upheld significant portions of a new NLRB-promulgated poster that will get put up on a wall in some common area. I’ve been reluctant to write about it because, as I mentioned back in the fall, things continue to change on this particular… Continue Reading

Legislative Session Begins; Discrimination Against Unemployed on the Agenda

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Featured, Highlight, Legislative Developments

The new legislative session at the Connecticut General Assemblybegan last week and the Labor & Public Employee Committee wasted no time setting an agenda for bills for discussion in this short legislative session. At a committee meeting last Thursday, the Committee discussed a variety of items to be discussed and proposed as bills.  Among the… Continue Reading

BREAKING: DOL Proposes New FMLA Rules Impacting Military Leave

Posted in Laws and Regulations, Wage & Hour

The Department of Labor today proposed new regulations of the FMLA that would explain further the military family leave provisions and incorporate some special provisions for airline flight crews.  The new proposed regulations are in response to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 which amended the FMLA to extend the military caregiver… Continue Reading

CHRO Proposes New Equal Employment Opportunity Plan Regulations & Hearing

Posted in CHRO & EEOC, Laws and Regulations

The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) has released proposed new regulations that would require state agencies and the like to create an Equal Employment Opportunity Plan. These regulations would not apply to private employers so many of you can dispense with the worrying. The proposed regulations will replace the current ones. The CHRO… Continue Reading

BREAKING: USDOL Releases Proposed Changes to Companionship and Live-In Worker Regulations Under FLSA

Posted in Laws and Regulations, Wage & Hour

As expected, the United States Department of Labor today released its proposed changes to the companionship and live-in worker regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  What was unknown was how significant the proposed changes would be. The short answer: Pretty significant.  The regulations substantially limit the companionship exemption under wage & hour laws to… Continue Reading

More About the NLRB’s Proposed Rules on So-Called “Quickie Elections”

Posted in Labor Law & NLRB, Laws and Regulations

This morning, I appeared on Ray Dunaway’s show on WTIC radio (1080 AM) to discuss the NLRB’s new proposed rules on union representation elections.  (A link will be available when it is posted online.) Of course, in 5 minutes, there wasn’t much time to explain everything about it (here’s a summary of the proposals from… Continue Reading

What’s Cooking at the General Assembly? The Usual Dishes and a Few Cookies

Posted in Legislative Developments

With winter’s fierce grip on us continuing, there’s nothing like a warm dish to make the outside chill melt away.  Certainly, there will be a few of us having some chili this weekend to watch football.  So, a few weeks into the new legislative session, it’s time to see what’s cooking at the Connecticut General… Continue Reading

The Bottom Line on GINA: Employers Need to Engage “Safe Harbor” Provisions

Posted in Laws and Regulations

Earlier this week, I offered some initial thoughts about the new GINA regulations that will become effective in January 2011. After time this week to digest the regulations and review the analysis of others, here is the bottom line for employers in Connecticut. These regulations — as with GINA itself — apply only to employers with 15… Continue Reading

Final GINA Regulations Published: Impact in Connecticut Still Unclear

Posted in Laws and Regulations

The final regulations of GINA were released today — nearly 18 months after the proposed regulations were first released.    You can download a copy of the regulations here. The actual text starts at about page 75.  As I’ve said earlier, however, employers in Connecticut should be wary about just following GINA however. Connecticut has… Continue Reading

New Proposed ADA Regulations Finally Available for Download

Posted in CHRO & EEOC, Discrimination & Harassment, Laws and Regulations

Nearly a week after voting to approve proposed regulations implementing the ADA Amendments Act, the actual text of the proposed regulations is finally trickling out on the internet.  You can download a copy here.  (Thanks to HRHero for posting them.) At 93 pages long, there’s a lot to digest. I’ll have a more thorough post… Continue Reading

Everything Old is New Again: Bills on Employment Law Issues Start to Get Introduced at Connecticut General Assembly

Posted in Legislative Developments

The Connecticut General Assembly is in full swing with a wide assortment of labor & employment law bills and concepts being introduced this month — many simply a rehash of bills that were introduced last year and never went anywhere.   You can find a full list of the bills before the Labor & Public Employees… Continue Reading