One of my most popular segments on this blog has been the ongoing “dialogue” with Nina Pirrotti, an employee-side employment law attorney that we do from time to time. Nina is a partner at Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. based on New Haven and is a member of the Executive Board of the
Discrimination & Harassment
From the Archives: Passover and Easter
As I continue to take some time off, I thought I’d bring up this post from 2011 discussing both holidays which often overlap. Happy Passover and Easter to all who celebrate.
With Passover and Easter coming up this week, it seems timely to revisit the laws regarding religious discrimination and accommodation.
Fortunately for you (and…
Bill Would Require Employers to Disclose Sexual Harassment Complaints as Part of Job References
Senate Bill 3 would require employers to disclose sexual harassment complaints about job seeking employees to prospective employers. But questions remain. …
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The One Thing Employers Should Know Before Using Trendy Personality Tests For Hiring
Well, it’s officially a trend: Employers are increasingly using personality tests for hiring decisions.
At least according to a recent The New York Times article which describes this as a burgeoning $2 billion industry.
While not new, personality tests are finding new traction as employers hire for remote work positions that have a different skill…
Connecticut Legislative Preview: What’s Left to Regulate?
The last several years have seen significant pieces of legislation pass the Connecticut General Assembly impacting employers in several ways.
Think about the following items in the last few years:
Congress Passes Spending Bill With Employment Law Provisions Tucked Inside
Twas the day before the night before Christmas
And all thru the law office
Not a creature was stirring
Except the employment lawyers reading the new Congressional Omnibus spending bill and looking for the employment law provisions tucked neatly inside.
In a parting gift for employers and employees, Congress passed a broad spending bill on…
ChatGPT Can Provide Employment Law Info … And a Poem?
In some prior posts here and here, I talked about the development of artificial intelligence tools in the employment law context.
If you’ve been reading the headlines, the latest AI “tool” is a Chatbot titled “ChatGPT”. You can read the latest The New York Times piece about it here.
In this context, it can…
Four Things Employers Should Do To Get Ready for Clean Slate Law
In my last post, I detailed all the changes that were occurring due to the new Clean Slate law that goes into effect January 1, 2023. You might have missed hearing about the law because it passed in 2021 and the deadline seemed far away.
Well it’s here now.
So after you read the…
Clean Slate Law on Horizon for Employers Regardless of Other Delays
In this year end rush, it would be easy to overlook the state’s new “Clean Slate” law. But employers in Connecticut should get ready now to implement the changes that occur on January 1, 2023.
So what is the Clean Slate law?
It dates back to 2021 and can be found here at Public Act…
Separation Agreements Are A Useful Tool…If Done Right
Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.
I suppose that’s the advice parents should be giving to their kids nowadays but it holds true in employment law too.
Take this sample severance agreement that shows up as number one on Google’s search for “severance agreements”.
It’s a terrible agreement.
Yes, it’s simple but it…