Conneticut’s Travel Advisory Quarantine has been among the most confusing of the orders to arise from the pandemic.  No doubt that it was not intended to be that complicated.

But the last few weeks have had change after change made to the rules.  And then came the announcement last week that Rhode Island was on

urinals2Connecticut’s drug testing statutes applicable to employers have always been a bit tricky to follow.  I covered the basics of these laws back in 2010 (you’ve been reading that long, right?).

For job applicants, employers must follow certain rules. Once an applicant becomes an employee, a new set of more stringent rules apply.

But to

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There are many employment lawyers who subscribe to the belief that "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished".  A case out of Connecticut and the Second Circuit this month certainly won’t change that perception.  Indeed, although the case may have political undertones, it sets up a classic

Attorney John Williams is well-known in this state for his avid representation of various state workers — particularly state police officials — in discrimination matters.  Yesterday, he held a press conference to announce that he will be filing a class action lawsuit in a few weeks challenging the hiring procedures of the Connecticut State Police.

The Hartford

Although I’ve touched on the issue of personality tests before here and here, I was recently interviewed in the December 2007 issue of Law Office Administrator (published by Ardmore Publishing) about some further specifics. 

In it, I highlight two important points that employers should consider before using them:

  1. Why Is the Test Being Used?

In one of my first  posts, I highlighted an article regarding the legality of personality tests.  In it, I noted that the EEOC had held a fact-finding session and was likely going to issue some further guidance.  Well, that day has arrived.
Testing - courtesy Morgue File
The EEOC issued a fact sheet on employment testing today, announced in

The Connecticut Lawyer has an interesting article in the last month on the Legality of Personality Tests under the ADA. CBA CoverThe article, written by Connecticut Bar Association member Joshua Hawks-Ladds, "explores the ADA’s impact on personality testing in the workplace, and discusses what type of assessment tools will withstand ADA scrutiny and when these tools can