With summer vacations in full swing, there’s an upcoming deadline that employers should be mindful of coming up at the end of the month.

As CTNewsJunkie reported yesterday:

Connecticut businesses with five or more employees have less than two weeks before a deadline to register with a state-run program intended to provide a retirement savings

If you’re like me, you’re already sick of all the rain and thunderstorms this summer in Connecticut. (And no, it’s not your imagination — we’re seeing record levels of rain.)

Weather is a topic that gets talked about a lot, but not necessarily thought about when it comes to the workplace.

However, as I’ve

As I’ve previously talked about, two new federal laws protecting pregnant workers and nursing employees are now in effect (with the protections for pregnant workers taking effect on June 27, 2023).

I want to use this post to talk about: the implications for employers in states like Connecticut that already have protections under state law

Suppose you see an employee come into work at 8:30a. When you check the employee’s timecard (virtual or in paper) at the end of the day, however, you see that the employee put down that they started work at 8a.

Can you unilaterally “correct” the time card?

That question was the subject of an excellent

While all eyes are on the General Assembly for the developments for this year, we’re still dealing with a law passed several years ago raising the minimum wage.

Effective June 1, 2023, the minimum wage is now at $15 per hour.

Public Act 19-4 requires the minimum wage to increase five times over a five-year

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

Since the odds of any significant federal legislation coming down the pike rest somewhere between zero and zero, we have to look to state legislatures and local entities for “excitement”.

And for Connecticut employers, it’s time to anxiously await the developments from the General Assembly.

But down I-95 (or I-84, if you’re near Danbury), there

Sure, I know you probably want to read about the NLRB’s decision this week questioning the legality of confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses in severance agreements for employees who aren’t supervisors. We’ll have more on that soon. (For now, Jon Hyman’s summary is a worthy substitute.)

But in the meantime, I wanted to highlight something

Let me preface what I’m about to say with a huge caveat: I’ve seen no empirical studies or surveys of employers to determine whether or not they are complying with the updated Connecticut FMLA law.

But having gotten that out of the way, I remain concerned that there are a ton of small employers out