There’s been plenty written about what the impact of the federal elections will be on national legislative efforts.  While at an ABA Conference last week, various legislative initiatives concerning independent contractors and the Employee Free Choice Act were now seen as as DOA.

But in Connecticut, we elected the first Democrat as Governor in over two

A few months ago, it looked like we could see a variety of bills passed relating to labor & employment law in the Connecticut General Assembly.

With the legislature scheduled to conclude business on May 5, 2010, though, its still mostly quiet on the labor & employment law area.

According to the Labor Committee’s Bill

A bill to provide mandatory paid sick leave to employees and a bill to provide greater protection to state whistleblowers were among the employment law-related bills that were not voted upon in the final day of the legislative session — effectively killing them. 

The Paid Sick Leave bill, S.B. 217, had passed the Senate