Following up on her post last week recapping part of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Annual Meeting on labor laws, Guest Poster Rita Trivedi is back with highlights from administrative law and employment law portions of the presentation.
Again, my sincere thanks to her for this insightful post. I hope you all find it as interesting as I do.
In my last guest post, I highlighted some of the labor law developments discussed at the Connecticut Bar Association’s Annual Meeting on June 11. But administrative and employment law was certainly not neglected: attendees heard from representatives at the state Department of Labor and the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, giving practitioners a peek into issues to watch in the coming months. Highlights below….
The state FMLA should be an active topic in the coming year:
- Watch for a ruling soon from the Connecticut Supreme Court in Velez v. Mayfield, Commissioner of Labor. Velez should answer the question of how to count employees under the Connecticut state FMLA: must the 75+ employees needed to determine if an employer is covered be solely in Connecticut, or in Connecticut and out of state? The state DOL has long held that the 75 must be only within Connecticut; the complaint alleges that both in- and out-of-state employees should be counted so as to prevent large employers from escaping coverage. Will this change? The results will affect case assessments for employee and employer-side attorneys alike.
Continue Reading Beyond the Acronyms of CTFMLA, CHRO, and PSL, Lots of Substance Discussed at CBA Annual Meeting