Since the start of the year, a whole bunch of tech firms have been going through a series of layoffs. The New York Times recently did an article about how such layoffs were “shocking” to a whole generation of workers typically Millennials and Generation Z who had never experienced such change before. (Generation X and
With Shootings, Preparation Remains Critical
Another week of awful headlines, this time from California. Still more mass shootings. But if you have been following the news, there’s been many more. And obviously, Connecticut has not been immune from mass shootings and active shooter situations.
I’ve talked about workplace violence incidents before but over the last several years, employers have begun…
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:
Why the FTC’s Proposed Rule was Predictable
For employers, the time is ripe to think about a new strategy going forward. That strategy may focus on protection of confidential information and specific non-solicitation clauses. Regardless, the time of using non-compete agreements broadly may be coming to an end soon.
The recent announcement of the proposed…
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…
New Survey Shows Anti-Semitism Remains an Issue for Employers
The other day I came across the strange realization that I had not written about anti-Semitism in the 15 years that I’ve been writing this blog.
(I also came across the realization that automatic e-mail links to recent posts had also not been going out properly, if you’re wondering why you’re getting e-mails again now.)…