As we enter a holiday weekend, my colleague, Mick Lavelle uncovered an odd circumstance of unemployment compensation law.  He discusses it below. Have a great holiday weekend.

The old adage that crime does not pay has been slightly modified by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Employment Security Division, which administers unemployment compensation benefits.


One of the great mysteries in the employment law arena is what is "gross misconduct" under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)

A provocative article published in the latest "The Labor Lawyer" (a publication of the American Bar Association)  answers that question by providing a fairly thorough summary of how courts

The Employee Benefits blog has a terrific post this week explaining the "Gross Misconduct" rule for COBRA Coverage.

For those unfamiliar with the lingo, The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) (among other aspects) describes rights that employees have to continue their health insurance after their employment as been terminated (and for some other reasons