The “short” session of the Connecticut General Assembly is wrapping up early next month so it’s a good opportunity to take a peek at the items that are still in contention for passage this term. Many of the bills that are still being considered relate to the “labor” side of Labor & Employment Law. Here
Employment Law Checklist Project: Prevailing Wages and Fringe Benefits (and the Battle over Travel Plazas)
Yesterday, a group of workers at some of the travel plazas in Connecticut, along with members of Local 32BJ of SEIU, rallied to protest “wage theft” and call for unionization of the employees who work there, including fast-food workers.
The issues the group is raising — at least that have been reported by the…
An Early Look at the Legislative Session: “Low Wage Employers”, Unemployment Discrimination
You Might Have To Pay More Than Minimum Wage To Your Employees
So, your employees are all paid at least minimum wage and overtime. You’re good, right?
Not necessarily, as a recent column in the Connecticut Law Tribune points out. You might need to pay a “prevailing” wage — if you have a contract with the State of Connecticut.
Indeed, as many companies who do business…
So What’s REALLY in the Economic Stimulus Bill Related to Labor & Employment Law?
While much of the press reports about the U.S. House of Representative’s passage of the Economic Stimulus bill center on the size of it, there’s a lot of details that haven’t yet been explored. Because the bill’s prospects are looking (somewhat) favorable, it’s time to look at some of the specifics that relate to…
Connecticut Legislative Update: Some Construction and Repair Workers Must Get New Training Under New Bill
The focus for this term of the Connecticut General Assembly for employers and employees has been on the paid sick leave bill (still no action in the House as of May 3rd).
However, employers who have employees working on public works projects and manual labor on state or municipal building construction or repair contracts need…