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From the Archives: Back to the Basics on Sexual Harassment Prevention

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Human Resources (HR) Compliance

Wrapping up my look back this shortened week at some “Basics” posts, here’s a reminder of the obligations employers have to conduct sexual harassment prevention trainings.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thanks for your continued readership.   With every new law that gets passed, it’s easy to overlook the existing requirements that employers must follow…. Continue Reading

Is Hiring Without Headaches Even Possible?

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

In the course of my litigation cases, I’ve had a good-natured argument at times with a few counsel who represent employees about the mindset of employers.  The argument I’ve heard from them is that employers are too cavalier in firing employees and just go about hiring someone else (someone younger, they argue). But what I’ve… Continue Reading

Why the NLRB Should Matter To You if You’re Still Union-Free

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Labor Law & NLRB

Next week, I will be speaking at the CBIA Annual HR Conference along with my colleague Jarad Lucan about why you should care about the NLRB. Unfortunately, if you don’t already have tickets, it’s sold out. It’s being held at the Radisson in Cromwell, Connecticut and features some great topics for consideration.  But the basic… Continue Reading

Be Smarter than the Average Bear: ADA Accommodations at Camp

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight

So “bear” with me on this one. Today is Yogi Berra’s 90th birthday. The Yankee great is famous for not only his play as a baseball player but also for his sayings, such as “Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.” He was so popular he was said to inspire the name of… Continue Reading

Watching Over Your Employees

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

With cameras on every smart phone and computers that can track your every click, it’s hard for employers to know what’s proper in the workplace when it comes to surveillance and monitoring. I’ve talked on the blog before about Connecticut’s Electronic Monitoring Act. But there are several other laws and theories that employers should be… Continue Reading

Bully For You? Not When It Comes To Workplace Bullying

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Legislative Developments

One of things I try to do on this blog is look through our crystal ball and focus on topic that may be on the horizon. For some time now, workplace bullying has seemed to be one of those issues. I’ve touched on it before, but today my colleague Chris Parkin is back with some… Continue Reading

You Cannot Prevent Your Employees from Using Social Media

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Social Media

For many years, employers set up firewalls at work that prevented employees from going to certain websites. Didn’t want your employees shopping at Amazon? Block the site. Didn’t want your employees posting updates at Facebook? Block the site. But here’s the reality: Smartphones have made those firewalls meaningless.  Information, as I’ve said before, wants to… Continue Reading

Upcoming CCSU/ITBD Breakfast Seminar on Social Media Policy

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

Interested in social media for business but wondering how to deal with a policy to manage it? Central Connecticut State University’s Institute for Technology & Business Development is sponsoring an executive breakfast series seminar on October 3, 2013 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Social Media Policy. I will be among the panel of speakers discussing the subject. … Continue Reading

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training – August 27th

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Human Resources (HR) Compliance

I’ve long since preached about the need for ongoing sexual harassment prevention training. My new firm, Shipman & Goodwin LLP has a series of trainings scheduled that should hopefully fit your schedule if you or your employees have a need for such training. The next one is scheduled for August 27th in Hartford from 7:45-10a. … Continue Reading

Medical Marijuana Giving Employers Headaches Already

Posted in Uncategorized

Today, our firm held the last of two free seminars on employment law. Thanks to all who attended. Surprisingly, one of the issues our attendees had a bunch of questions on was the new medical marijuana bill that became effective October 1, 2012.  Now, I’m not going to go back over the entire bill in… Continue Reading

Quick Hits: Election Roundup, Seminar Details, Harassment, and CTDOL Improvements

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

As the week draws to a close, it’s time for another installment of Quick Hits, where I highlight a few blog posts worth a read. As readers know, this week I’ve been posing a series of questions to the major party candidates about employment law.  Other lawyers have done the same and Jon Hyman, of… Continue Reading

Exclusive: Employment Law Seminars (For Free!) Set for October 4th and 18th

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

I’m pleased to let you know that my firm, Pullman & Comley, LLC is again sponsoring two seminars on labor & employment law next month.  These complimentary seminars, which include both breakfast and lunch, will be held on October 4th in Hartford and October 18th in Norwalk.   They will run from about 8:00a-2:30p each day. … Continue Reading

A Day of Social Media for Employers — A Workshop Through WESFACCA

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Social Media

850 million people on Facebook can’t be wrong, can they? A large group of in-house counsel at major Connecticut and New York companies don’t think so.  They understand that social media is not going away and that there are lots of advantages (and risks) to using social media. WESFACCA (the Westchester and Southern Fairfield county chapter… Continue Reading

Odds and Ends: 2012 Podcast, Hot in Hartford, Upcoming Seminars

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

A few odds and ends to start the day: Last Friday, I appeared on the 100th installment of The Proactive Employer podcast— a podcast devoted to covering various employment law developments.  The podcast is hosted by Stephanie Thomas, who covers statistical and economic consulting for employers in he r “real life”.  Along with fellow interviewees… Continue Reading

Paid Sick Leave and What Employers Need to Know: A Seminar

Posted in Featured, Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments, Social Media

Employers in Connecticut have less than two months to get ready before the new Paid Sick Leave law goes into effect. If only that were the only new development. A few months ago, my firm held a sold-out seminar to address these new developments and much more. Because of overwhelming demand, we are putting on… Continue Reading

CHRO and CTDOL Reach Out to Businesses

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

Well, you have to give the state some credit for trying. As I mentioned yesterday, I’ll be speaking today at a program run by the CHRO about the new law the changes the CHRO’s procedures.  It appears to be part of a concerted effort by various agencies to reach out to businesses in the state… Continue Reading

Highlights from Labor & Employment Law Seminar

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

So much for the end of the blog in its current form. I’m not talking about the so-called "end of the world" that was supposed to happen today, but rather the re-launch.  Unfortunately, due to some technical issues at my hosting company, LexBlog, the relaunch has been pushed back a week or two.   Which… 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

Save the Date of May 20, 2011: The Very Latest on Employment Law for In-House Counsel & HR Professionals

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

I’m pleased to announce that my firm’s employment law department will be presenting a morning/lunch program on May 20, 2011 in Hartford, Connecticut that is geared to both in-house counsel and HR professionals.   It will also feature representatives of local companies and state officials.   It is now set for May 20th and will… Continue Reading

What Keeps You Up at Night: Wage & Hour Rx

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

Tomorrow, I’ll be speaking as part of the CBIA Wage & Hour Rx program.  Full details are available here.  The presentation will focus on the issues that can keep employers up at night and how employers can dig themselves out of some of the problems that they may face. But in preparation for that presentation, I… Continue Reading

Connecticut Dept. of Labor Producing Series of Employer Education Breakfast Seminars

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

The Connecticut Department of Labor recently announced a new series of seminars for employers on a variety of the "basics" of Connecticut employment law.  They will be held on : November 13, 2009 – Introduction to Employment Law December 11, 2009 – Complying with Connecticut Drug Testing Laws January 8, 2010 – Complying with Connecticut’s… Continue Reading

EEOC Comes to Hartford For Employment Law Seminar

Posted in CHRO & EEOC, Human Resources (HR) Compliance

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, like most federal agencies, is typically thought of as an enforcement agency, and nothing more. However, the EEOC also has a wide-ranging training program that it rolls out to various cities across the country "to help employers understand, prevent and correct discrimination in the workplace." These seminars, which fall within… Continue Reading