In my last semester in law school, we had a program where you could serve as a legal fellow in a Congressional office instead of taking classes. I was all too happy to work a 40 hour week (instead of 12 hours of classes) and get picked for a legal fellowship in the office of
What the U.S. Senate Flip May Mean for Employers in Connecticut
With both Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock the likely winners of the U.S. Senate races in Georgia, a result that seemed unlikely just two months ago, Congress is suddenly back to being a major player in the next year or two.
Over the last several years, the amount of legislation coming out of…
Connecticut Legislative Session Preview: Is a New State Overtime Rule In Play?
The Connecticut General Assembly is back in session and with significant budget deficits looming, it’s not going to be an easy year for legislators.
From a labor and employment law session, once again it will be interesting to see what will be seriously considered.
A Bloomberg Law article late last week suggested that Democrats in…
Legislative Update: New Non-Compete Restrictions for Physicians
Continuing my review of new employment-related bills is a measure that limits the use of non-compete agreements for doctors.
Anyone who tracks bills knows that the name on the bill sometimes doesn’t match the content. Senate Bill 351 entitled “AN ACT CONCERNING MATTERS AFFECTING PHYSICIANS AND HOSPITALS” is a good case in point.
What’s Cooking at the General Assembly in 2016 (Part I)
MOVE Act Introduced; Non-Compete Agreements Would Be Limited, if Passed
While I normally make my year-end reflections at, well, year end, I can’t help but take this moment to see the big picture: We’re hearing an awful lot about restrictive covenants.
These covenants — often in the shape of non-compete clauses or non-solicitation (of employees or customers) clauses — have become popular because companies are…
ENDA Clears Senate Hurdle but House Prospects Look Grim
A federal bill banning workplace discrimination (known as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act “ENDA) on the basis of sexual orientation cleared a key procedural hurdle last night as the Senate voted to begin debate on the measure, 61-30. Passage by the Senate is now expected later this week. (You can find my prior coverage of ENDA…
2013 Legislative Session: Minimum Wage, Captive Audience and an Employer’s Bill of Rights
The Connecticut General Assembly is back at work so it’s time to take a quick peek to see what’s percolating.
The Connecticut Business and Industry Association highlighted the “captive audience” bill as bill that is resurfacing, even though the Attorney General has previously raised doubts about…
Senate Passes Bill Banning Use of Credit Reports by Employers With Exceptions
UPDATED June 9, 2011 – The House approved the measure late last night, June 8th. For additional details, see this updated post.
In the closing hours of the General Assembly’s term, the Connecticut Senate has passed a bill yesterday that would ban the use of credit reports by employers in many situations.
Paycheck Fairness Act Bill Fails to Clear Key Senate Vote
The long-discussed Paycheck Fairness Act failed to clear a key Senate hurdle today, effectively killing the prospects for the bill in this Congressional session and likely for the foreseeable future. The Washington DC Employment Law Update has further details here.
Long-time Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn, 3rd) has been a leading sponsor of the…