At long last, Governor Rell has signed a bill this week that I’ve reported on lots before that allows 15-year-olds to once again work in grocery stores and some other limited capacity roles. The law, which is effective immediately, also retroactively makes legal any 15-year-olds that have been working in the stores since the previous
Connecticut Legislative Update: 15-Year-Old Worker Bill Passes, Jurors Get Expanded Protection for Jury Duty
I realize this blog has been a little top heavy of late with legislative developments, but it always seems that a whole year’s worth of developments occur within a 2-3 week period at the end of the short General Assembly session. With this year’s session scheduled to close at the end of the day on…
Connecticut House Has Yet to Approve Bill Allowing 15-Year-Old Workers
With just a few days to go, the list of pending bills in both the state Senate and House continues to grow.
But it is worth updating readers on one uncontroversial employment law bill that passed the Senate over a month ago that remains pending.
Specifically, Senate Bill 216 would renew a labor law that permitted 15-year-olds…
Legislative Update on 15 Year Old Workers, Workplace Bullying, and Other Labor Bills
With one month to go in the shortened legislative session, there hasn’t been a lot of action on various labor & employment bills. Many of the bills I highlighted in the last two months haven’t seen a lot of action or are still awaiting further votes. This post will briefly summarize where some of the…
Connecticut General Assembly Schedules Two Hearings on Pending Labor Bills This Week
With the Connecticut General Assembly back in session this month for its short session, the Labor & Public Employees Committee has scheduled two hearings this week — February 26th at 2 p.m. and February 28th at 2:30 p.m. — to consider a variety of bills now being proposed. The agendas for each can be found…
Attention Shoppers: 15-year-olds May No Longer Work in Grocery Stores
The Associated Press is reporting this morning that the labor law that permitted 15-year-olds to work in grocery stores as baggers, shelf stockers and cashiers, is no longer in effect, "apparently because lawmakers forgot to renew it."
According to the AP:
The 20-year-old law had to be renewed every five years, and lawmakers didn’t do