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Recipe for Disaster: Who Owns Your Work-Related Social Media Accounts?

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Social Media

With all that was going on with the holidays, my colleague Peter Murphy reminds us that ownership of work-related social media is not an issue to take lightly.  Why? Well, let Peter take the story from there…. Back in May, Dan posted some very helpful advice to employers about ownership of work-related social media accounts. … Continue Reading

Restaurant Wars: Restrictive Covenants for Chefs & Tandoori Chicken Tikka

Posted in Highlight, Litigation, Wage & Hour

It’s the summer and let’s face it, our minds turn to mush. That’s why reality television thrives in the summer.  Just the ones on food and dining alone could make up an evening: Chopped. Restaurant Impossible. The Next Food Network Star. (Confession time: I may have watched a few too many episodes of these shows,… Continue Reading

Reality Bites: Know the Law Before Using That Hidden Camera

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

During the holiday break, I did what many lawyers do (but will publicly deny): I watched a few ”bad” reality tv shows.   No, I didn’t watch “Here Comes Honey Boo-boo” (even I have my limits).  But on the Food Network was a marathon of episodes of a show called “Mystery Diners”.   The show is based around so-called “Mystery… Continue Reading

The Basics: Minimum Wage in Connecticut is Still $8.00/hour

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

As the dog days of summer now seem firmly entranced over Connecticut, this week’s installment of "The Basics" focuses on minimum wages.  There are lots of exceptions and rules, but the basics are fairly straightforward: Although the federal minimum wage went on on July 24, 2009 to $7.25/hour, Connecticut has its own minimum wage law…. Continue Reading

Wrongful Discharge Claim For Reporting Bar Manager Rejected by Jury

Posted in Litigation

A recent article by the Connecticut Law Tribune reported on the trial of two bar workers who claimed that they were terminated in retaliation for reporting a supervisor’s alleged sexual harassment of a waitress.  According to court records In the trial of  Daniel Van Kruiningen and Kimberly Chatterton v. Plan B, LLC d/b/a Mohegan After… Continue Reading