If you’re calling the federal courts today (Friday), odds are you may not get someone. Yesterday, President Biden signed a bill making it law that Juneteenth (which is a Saturday) is now a federal holiday. The day commemorates the end of slavery in the United States when Union general Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston and
Legal Cannabis and Marijuana Poses New Challenges for Employers Effective July 2022
The General Assembly early today gave final approval to a bill that will legalize marijuana/cannabis use in Connecticut.
It is a massive shift and the bill legalizing it is massive too. (Heck, the summary of the bill is 184 pages!)
The bill creates a whole new set of rules for employers — most of which…
Beware the Budget Implementer: New Employment Laws On the Way
If you’ve been reading this blog long enough, you know that the budget implementer bill in the state legislature always contains more than just budget items. It’s a “must-pass” bill that normally has items that, for one reason or another, didn’t pass during the regular session but that are important to various legislators.
Under New Law, Employers Required to Disclose Wage Ranges To Applicants and More
Yesterday, Governor Lamont signed House Bill 6380 (Public Act 21-30), which adds another layer of complexity for employers engaged in hiring and also amends the state’s equal pay laws.
Here’s what employers need to know for the new law that goes into effect October 1, 2021 for wage ranges:
- First, the new law prohibits employers
New Laws Coming Out of General Assembly, Including Updated Breastfeeding in Workplace Rules
Just a few more days until the General Assembly wraps up for the current year. With the end upon us, employers need to stay up on the bills — some of which get lots of press, some of which don’t.
One of the bills that has been passed over the last few days — and…
Employers Should Update COBRA Practices Based on American Rescue Plan Act
The headlines from the American Rescue Plan Act are all about the $1400 recovery rebate credits.
But for employers, there are a lot more details about the tax issues and employee benefit issues that are contained within ARPA.
My colleagues have prepared a thorough summary on our sister blog, Employment Law Letter. One item that…
An Early Look at the Employment Law Legislation in Connecticut
It’s late March, which means that it’s too soon to predict which bills at the Connecticut General Assembly are going to have enough support for final passage, but not too soon to take a look at what is on the table.
By “on the table”, I mean bills that have been voted out of the…
General Assembly Approves Bill Banning Hairstyle Discrimination
A few years ago, I talked with some students about a report they were doing for NPR about how hairstyles and race have been historically intertwined.
Earlier this week, the Connecticut General Assembly gave final approval a bill that seeks to right some of these historical wrongs by making it illegal to discriminate in employment…
When Employees Work From Home, How Much of the Home Office Must be Paid For by Employer?
Since March of 2020 (has it really been a year?!), the Governor has ordered employers to allow employees to work from home if they can in many industries. Many other employers have just decided to do it anyways.
Working from home has been far from a temporary thing; it’s THE thing.
But what about providing…
Remote Workers May Be Good for the Workplace, but Create Massive Headaches Too
With many workplaces now going on a year with remote workers, issues that were thought to be temporary blips are turning into major headaches.
Suppose your office in Stamford, Connecticut is closed and employee are allowed to work remotely.
What happens to those New York residents who are now working from home 24/7?