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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

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

Debate on Paid Sick Continues, but Initial Votes Seems to Assure Passage

Posted in Legislative Developments

The debate on the bill requiring employees to offer paid sick leave to employees continued into Thursday evening. But the first votes on various amendments to the bill (including one that now becomes the bill) seem to indicate that its passage is likely. The operative bill under debate now is House Amendment A, which passed… Continue Reading

Election Guide Part III – Ballot Question on Holding Constitutional Convention Should Not Slip Between the Cracks

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

One of Connecticut’s many nicknames is the "Constitution State", so named for the state’s adoption of the first state Constitution. (Delaware holds the distiction of the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution for those history buffs). But on the ballot in two weeks is a question asking if the state should hold its first… Continue Reading

Amendments to ADA Now Likely This Year; Bill Passes House and Goes On to U.S. Senate

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Legislative Developments

Nearly eight months ago, I asked the question: Will the Americans with Disabilities Act Be Amended?   At that point, I indicated that an ADA Restoration Act Bill of 2007 was not yet a "hot topic" but as election season heated up, we could see some action on some proposed amendments.  There have been some followup posts both in… Continue Reading

Update: Conn. House Overrides Veto in Minimum Wage

Posted in Legislative Developments

One down, one to go. The Connecticut House voted this afternoon to override Gov. Rell’s veto of the minimum wage bill.   The bill now moves to the Senate this afternoon for immediate consideration.  For a text of the bill under the consideration, you can view the bill here.  As I’ve noted in earlier posts, if… Continue Reading

State Senate Passes Minimum Wage Increase; Bill Now Moves to Gov. Rell for Approval

Posted in Legislative Developments

The State Senate late yesterday approved a bill that would increase the minimum wage in 2009 and 2010.  The bill (H.B. 5105), had previously passed the House and now moves to Governor Rell for her signature. CT News Junkie reports that Gov. Rell has some reservations about the bill: Gov. M. Jodi Rell is still… Continue Reading

Breaking News: Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) Passes House; Presidential Approval Expected Shortly

Posted in Legislative Developments

The U.S. House of Representatives, as expected, passed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act this afternoon.  The bill, which had already been approved by the Senate, now moves on to the White House, where the President is expected to sign the bill.  The bill’s summary and status can be found here.The roll call vote at 12:40… Continue Reading