With Hanukkah tonight, and Thanksgiving tomorrow, (or “Thanksgivukkah” as some have called it humorously), here are a few morsels of employment law information to get you started.
- Last week, the Second Circuit upheld Starbucks’ Tip Policy. While the Second Circuit does cover Connecticut, the issue it had to decide was based on New York Labor Law. Still, for Connecticut employers with cross-border offices or stores, the decision is noteworthy. The Wage & Hour Litigation Blog has the details.
- I’ve been meaning to write on e-cigarettes in the workplace. I’ll have my own take on Connecticut law soon, but for now, there are two recent employment law blog posts (here and here) worth reviewing to get a sense of where the law is going on this.
- Can sniffing a female employee be considered sexual harassment? The Employer Handbook has a post based on a new court case that suggests that it can be.
- An interesting study reveals that 23 percent of us would prefer working for a female supervisor — which is a record high. The Atlantic has more details.
- The Connecticut Law Tribune has the story of an order by the U.S. Department of Labor to an employer to drop a lawsuit against two former employees. It’s not a typical situation.
- And the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday agreed to hear a case of whether corporations — through the religious beliefs of their owners — can refuse to offer birth control in its health insurance.
And finally, Robin Shea has a marvelous post about the 8 employment law things to be thankful for on “Thanksgivukkah”. Don’t miss it.
Stay dry from the rain today, Connecticut. Have a great Thanksgiving everyone and see you with new posts next week.