Legislative Developments

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:

  • Ban on
  • 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

    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

    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

    As I’ve mentioned before, our firm has been producing a series of free webinars covering various employment law topics our clients have asked us to talk about. You can watch any of our recorded webinars and find more information about our upcoming presentations here.

    I recently presented with my colleagues Sarah Niemiroski and Sheridan King

    Sometimes it’s hard to appreciate how things have changed since the pandemic hit and the challenges we face going forward.

    I was thinking about all those little things over the weekend when I put pocket change in my little “change jar” that I keep in my bedroom.

    You see, prior to the pandemic, at the

    Imagine, as that old movie plot goes, falling asleep 25 years ago and waking up now. Beyond the technology, there might be nothing stranger than driving on Connecticut highways and seeing billboards for selling cannabis (in Massachusetts) nearly every mile.  (Though, don’t look now, but the state is banning those.)

    Well, it’s about to

    With inflation running rampant, it’s easy to forget that changes to the state’s minimum wage continue to roll out.  Ever since the passage of the wage hikes a few years ago, employers have been dealing with $1 increases each year.

    On July 1, 2022, the minimum wage per hour will increase to $14/hour.  Next year,

    With union organizing efforts making headlines at Amazon and Starbucks, a new bill in Connecticut is designed to make it even easier for unions to win organizing votes.

    A bill banning so-called “captive audience” meetings won final approval from the Connecticut General Assembly late Friday; it moves to the Governor’s office where his approval