Back in September 2013, I reported on a seemingly never-ending case of Tomick v. UPS and mentioned that it was headed to its second appeal at the Connecticut Appellate Court. (I talked about the history of the case and the first appeal back in 2012 too. Amazingly, it dates to a termination decision way
Why A-Rod Will Strikeout on His Appeal and What Employers Can Learn
Court Approves Expedited Appeal for Decision Mandating Exotic Dancers Arbitrate
Last month, I discussed a very notable decision in D’Antuono v. Service Road Corp. in which the federal court — relying in part on the Supreme Court’s decision in AT&T Mobility — ordered two exotic dancers to arbitrate their employment-related claims.
A few days ago, the same district court allowed the dancers to take an…
Employees Can Appeal From a “No Reasonable Cause” Finding at CHRO, But It’s an Uphill Battle
As I’ve talked about before, an employee who claims various types of employment discrimination must typically file his/her complaint first with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. Many times, the employee will then ask the CHRO for a "release of jurisdiction" allowing that person to pursue a claim in state court.
State Budget Includes New Office of Administrative Hearings for CHRO and Other Agencies
Within a 702 page state budget, you should always expect surprises.
This year’s budget — passed by the Connecticut General Assembly earlier this week on essentially a party-line vote — has a few surprises including a provision that establishes a new independent Office Of Administrative Hearings.
The OAH will be housed in the Commission…
Say What? Employee Claims Court Does Not Have Jurisdiction to Hear Retaliation Claim He Brought In First Place
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, another case comes around to prove that theory incorrect.
The latest example is Ayantola v. Board of Trustees of Technical Colleges (download here), a Connecticut Appellate Court decision officially released today. In the case, an employee who claimed he was not promoted in retaliation for earlier…
Foxwoods/UAW – The Predictable Story Continues with Response by Tribe
While a generic post today about sick leave might be more appropriate today given my absence for a few days, there are some actual updates in the labor and employment law arena that need telling.
One such story is the ongoing saga in between the UAW and the Mashantucket Pequot Trial Nation, which runs the Foxwoods…
No Surprise: Foxwoods Declines to Bargain with UAW; Formal Appeal to Follow, Later This Summer
This should come as a surprise to no one, particuarly given my prior posts, but Foxwoods Casino (properly known as the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation) today formally declined to bargain with the UAW over a contract for approximately 3000 table game dealers, setting up an appeal that will focus on sovereign immunity grounds. The Day…
Update: Foxwoods Will Appeal NLRB Decision
Yesterday, I reported that the NLRB had issued a decision certifying the election last fall of the UAW as the bargaining representative of the Foxwoods Casino Table Dealers.
Since that last post, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has released a statement indicating that they will, in fact, appeal the decision.
NLRB Certifies Election of Union to Represent Foxwoods Casino Dealers
Leave it to a government agency to release a long-awaited decision right before the July 4th holiday. Since it is a vacation week, this afternoon’s post will be brief. I’ll followup again when there is more to report, including press statements that are expected to be released on the subject.
For those first looking for…