Bear with me because this is a story about how a little provision slipped in at the last minute and buried deep in a innocuously-titled bill will have big implications for the restaurant industry in Connecticut.
(Post has been updated to note a legislative development.)
Running a restaurant is hard. It’s long hours, short tempers and fickle customers.
But add in those wage & hour laws? What a headache.
And there are lawyers out there who know it. In fact, there are some that rest their business model on…
Buried deep in the budget (page 417 of 567) that was passed by the state House last night is this provision:
Sec. 305. (NEW) (Effective from passage) For purposes of this section “covenant not to compete” means any contract or agreement that restricts the right of an individual to provide homemaker, companion or home health…
Earlier this morning (Friday, May 17th), the state Senate approved of a measure that will increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2023.
The bill had previously passed the House and now moves to the Governor’s office where he is expected to sign…
Readers of the blog will no doubt know that it’s been far too long since I had Nina Pirrotti on the blog for a conversation about employment law topics.
Excuses abound, but Nina — who mainly represents individuals in employment-related disputes — recently penned a piece for the Connecticut Law Tribune that is too good…
Back in 2011, I wondered aloud: Might the impact of new arbitration decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court bring about the end to big wage & hour class actions?
At the time, I said it would be premature.
Seven years later – what’s changed?
Well, as it turns out, wage & hour class actions…
In the last few months, I’ve had some inquiries from employers asking about resources for layoffs.
Everyone remembers the layoffs of the recession, right?
Actually no, as it turns out.
In the ten years since the last great round of layoffs, there is a big group of new managers, directors, human resource personnel, lawyers…
Trying to follow both state and federal wage and hour laws isn’t that hard.
Let’s say you’re a restaurant with a waitstaff. Like most restaurants nowadays, your customers pay by credit card and you, the employer, have to pay the credit card company a percentage on each sale.
It was only a few years ago that the phrases “unconscious bias” or “implicit bias” started making the rounds in the legal community.
I can trace the discussion on this blog to a 2014 guest post from a former law professor of mine, Kim Norwood, who talked about it in the context of her own…
- You have your bread. And milk. Presumably eggs too. (Anyone making French Toast this morning?)
- But do you know the employment law rules that apply for winter storms and classic nor’easters like we have today?
- I’ve written about it plenty before, but here are three issues you may not have thought about recently.
- Reporting Time