Just like you can’t spell awesome without ME, you can’t take FMLA leave without some conditions. There may not be 22 such conditions, but I know all too well, that one of those conditions is that the FMLA leave should be genuine. FMLA abuse can lead to bad blood between the employer and the employee.
Paid FMLA and FMLA
Bills, Bills, Bills: What’s Going On
One month to go in the legislative session. So there are lots of bills that are technically “under consideration”.
But let’s face it: Only a small portion of them will receive enough votes to pass the legislature. With a filibuster in play, only those bills that can garner some bi-partisan support are likely to be…
General Assembly Poised to Consider Wide Array of Workplace Bills
In a non-election year, the Connecticut legislature always seems to be extra busy considering workplace-related bills.
This year is no exception. If anything, it feels like it’s hit another gear. CTNewsJunkie had a detailed article yesterday about the subject.
The Labor & Public Employees Committee has considered, and is considering, a wide array of bills…
Are Small Employers Aware of Their CTFMLA Obligations?
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…
Managing Leaves of Absences with Deadlines and Triggers
Last week, I attended the ABA Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference — something I’ve written about on this blog pre-pandemic (remember when?).
There were many good programs and I’ll try to talk about some of the other topics in an upcoming blog post or two.
However, one topic that I was interested in…
Where We Live Interview – Long COVID and Employment Law
On November 1 at 9 a.m., I’ll be making a return appearance to WNPR’s award-winning Where We Live show. You can listen live or download it as a podcast.
Tomorrow’s topic is one that we never would’ve dreamed of years ago — Long COVID.
Long COVID is the term that the CDC uses to…
Get Caught Up With The Free Labor & Employment Fall Webinar Series
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…
New Updated and Revised CTFMLA Regulations are Finally Here
If you look at the state Department of Labor website, you’ll find a notation about “proposed amended FMLA regulations” that have not yet been put into place. It adds “approval pending”.
As the modern saying goes: Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.
In fact, last month – as I previewed in…
New CTFMLA Regulations Get Revised and a New Review
A while back, my colleagues and I talked about new final proposed regulations implementing the revised CTFMLA law.
Turns out that “final” doesn’t actually mean FINAL.
On June 28, 2022, the Legislation Regulation Review Committee (LRCC) rejected the so-called “final” regulation without prejudice and asked that a number of corrections be made to the regulations.…
New Proposed Regulations for CTFMLA Released
For months, employers have been eagerly awaiting updated regulations that address the revisions to the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act.
At last, on March 22, 2022, the Connecticut Department of Labor (“CT DOL”) released its final proposed amended CTFMLA regulations, answering questions that had remained unanswered by the revised law.
Indeed, the proposed regulations…