Just time enough for some short updates on various posts from the last few weeks.
- You may recall a few weeks ago that the Governor vetoed a bill which would have increased the minimum wage in Connecticut to $8/hour in January 2009. While there has been talk of a possible override session, it’s difficult to get the numbers to believe that the legislature has the votes to override the veto. Nevertheless, it appears that June 23, 2008 is a possible date for a veto override vote. As I’ve mentioned before, this is most decidedly not a political blog, so if you’ve like to see what some of them have to say, check out the My Left Nutmeg blog post here.
- You may recall a few weeks ago the post about the attorney who allegedly submitted an anonymous letter purporting to be a janitor. The Courant reported over the weekend that the attorney is now the subject of an investigation by the Statewide Grievance Committee. No public comment has been given on the subject to it is unknown the extent of the Committee’s investigation.
- Last week, I reported on a $225M employment lawsuit filed against NASCAR. Since my last update, two supervisors who were mentioned in the complaint were suspended and NASCAR defended itself from the allegations, in a report here. Unless particularly noteworthy, I’m not going to post any further updates on this case since it’s outside Connecticut, but suffice to say that the employment law world and sports world create interesting enough cases that I wouldn’t be surprised to see this one make a few more headlines before it’s done.
- Lastly, following up on my post about the OWBPA and separation agreements, the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog has done a good followup article on deciding the proper "decisional unit" for reductions in force. As I’ve said before, with "disparate impact" claims and class action possibilities inherent in a reduction in force, getting solid legal advice on how to handle this subject matter is crucial to reducing exposure to lawsuits later on.