With the state having just experienced the first heat wave this summer, employers are facing the heat to finish some of their preparations for new laws and regulations that are scheduled to take effect.

Here are three areas to think about:

  1. Paid Sick Days – Governor Lamont recently signed legislation greatly expanding the state’s current

As I discussed in prior posts (here), the Senate on Monday approved a bill that will greatly expand the paid sick day law to large and small employers alike. Since it was previously approved by the House, it now goes to the Governor for his signature; he has previously indicated his willingness to

The latest episode of “From Lawyer to Employer”, a Shipman podcast that I’m hosting this season, is now live and it’s all about accommodations and leaves in the workplace.

What we try to tackle, however, are the more challenging or unusual accommodation requests that employers sometimes get. Accommodating someone who is restricted in their

For HR professionals and employment lawyers, the basics of FMLA and ADA is an oft-covered topic in law firm webinars.

But I’ve heard from plenty of people that they’re good with the basics; it’s the tricky issues that give them headaches.

With the acknowledgement that one person’s difficult question may be another person’s easy one

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.

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

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

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

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