The Connecticut Attorney General’s Office quietly filed suit this week in Connecticut State Court(download here) against American Future Systems, which does business under the name of Progressive Business Publications (and also Progressive Business Compliance). You won’t find a press release about it on Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s website. Back in March, I had reported
Workplace Posters – Is It Worthwhile Purchasing Them From Companies That Sell Them?
A while back, I wrote about a Connecticut law that requires employers to post about the services of the Office of Healthcare Advocate and about one company that sells such a poster, Progressive Business Compliance.
But the question is often asked, are these workplace posters that available for sale by companies like PBC, useful and worthwhile to…
Post-Script: Company Updates its Website Regarding Workplace Poster
Last month, I broke the story about a company that was selling various employment law posters online, and the Connecticut government’s response to the posters. A post recapping all events with links to all prior posts is located here.
One poster, in particular, dealt with a "Healthcare Advocate" poster. At that time, the company’s…
OHA Poster Now Available Online Directly from Agency
Credit the Office of Healthcare Advocate for acting quickly. I received word late Thursday that the Office of Healthcare Advocate — responding, in part, to my post on Wednesday — has now posted its required poster for employers on their website. You can actually download the poster directly from this link.
UPDATE: OHA and Secretary of State Urge Businesses Not to “Fall Victim to Phony Compliance Scheme”
Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz and Connecticut Healthcare Advocate Kevin Lembo released their own press release (download here) this afternoon regarding the investigation into Progressive Business Compliance.
According to the press release, Bysiewicz and Lembo are "warning Connecticut’s business community about a deceptive marketing campaign that falsely claims there is a ‘new’ requirement that employers…
BREAKING NEWS: Connecticut Attorney General Investigating Company Charging for Free Posters
Yesterday, I broke the story about Progressive Business Compliance charging money for a free poster for a state and then highlighted the company’s website which made certain representations about the state of the law in Connecticut.
In my post yesterday, I indicated that one of my colleagues had received some marketing materials that suggested there were new requirements and that…