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Title VII and Sexual Orientation Debate Largely Moot in Connecticut

Posted in CHRO & EEOC, Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight, Litigation

Over the last week or so, there have been two prominent Circuit Court decisions addressing whether Title VII (the federal law prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion and national origin) can be interpreted to also protect employees from being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation. The Second Circuit, which… Continue Reading

Data Privacy & Human Resources: A Match Made for a Seminar

Posted in Data Privacy, Highlight, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center

I’m pleased to announce an upcoming program that my firm, Shipman & Goodwin and the Connecticut State Council of SHRM are producing next month and that I’ve been planning for several months. The program, entitled “Data Privacy & Human Resources” will be a unique endeavor for us.  First, we are planning on doing it in… Continue Reading

Employees Participating in Court Proceedings May Have Protection

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Wage & Hour

My colleague, Jarad Lucan (who just won a New Leader of the Law award from the Connecticut Law Tribune!) returns today with a post about the protections employees who testify in court may have.  Most employers (at least those employers that read this blog on a regular basis) know that it is illegal to subject… Continue Reading

Connecticut to Tighten Data Privacy Requirements

Posted in Data Privacy, Highlight, Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments

With news of yet another breach of personnel data of nearly 21 million Americans yesterday, I invited my colleague William Roberts, to chime in with an update on a new law in Connecticut that updates data privacy requirements in the state. Bill heads up our Privacy and Data Protection team here and works a lot… Continue Reading

SOX Stake Claim in Winning … a Whistleblower Protection Case (Revisited)

Posted in Highlight, Litigation, Wage & Hour

It’s Baseball Season; a time for the Sox to come out and play. Not the Red Sox — this is, after all, a legal blog (run by a Yankees fan, no less).  No, today, we’re talking about Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Whistleblower Protection. Still with us.  My colleague, Clarisse Thomas, has taken a look back at the U.S…. Continue Reading

New Connecticut Law Requires Employers to Protect Employment Applications From Disclosure

Posted in Laws and Regulations

Buried in a new law regarding identity theft is a provision that requires employers to protect employment applications from being disclosed. (Hat tip to my colleague Jennifer Willcox for pointing this out.) The law (Public At 09-239), which went into effect on October 1, 2009, states that "Each employer shall obtain and retain employment applications… Continue Reading