So last week I provided a recap of a few of the labor & employment law bills still being kicked around the legislature. From talking with a few folks in on the process, here are some other bills to keep an eye on (whether in this original form or as an amendment to an existing
Willful Misconduct and Unemployment Compensation: The Quiz (Part 2)
In yesterday’s post, my colleague Chris Engler discussed the “wilful” misconduct standard and how it applies when your employee is otherwise eligible to receive unemployment compensation.
Today, Chris returns and has a quick quiz to review some recent cases of how this standard has been applied.
“Wilful” Misconduct and Unemployment Compensation: What Is It? (Part 1)
My colleague, Chris Engler, is back today with post getting into the ins and outs of the willful misconduct standard at the Connecticut Department of Labor. Last week, we had a senior CTDOL official speak to our Labor & Employment seminar about this and other pressing topics of interest to employers.
The bottom line: …
Guest Post: Crime May Not Pay, But Petty Theft May Pay Unemployment Compensation
As we enter a holiday weekend, my colleague, Mick Lavelle uncovered an odd circumstance of unemployment compensation law. He discusses it below. Have a great holiday weekend.
The old adage that crime does not pay has been slightly modified by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Employment Security Division, which administers unemployment compensation benefits.
Should Employers Worry About Unemployment Compensation Claims? In Many Cases, No
As summer rolls on, I thought it would be helpful to talk about some issues that come up from time to time with employers. (I’ll continue to have more on new developments — including a decision in the SEBAC matter, and the governor’s approval of the gender identity and paid sick leave bills — as…
What is Willful (Wilful) Misconduct Under Unemployment Compensation Act? Court Says Insulting E-mails to Boss May Qualify
Employees who are terminated by their employers are typically eligible for unemployment compensation in Connecticut unless an exception applies.
"Wilful Misconduct" is one of the limited exceptions (in Conn. Gen. Stat. 31-236), but it is not an easy exception to reach. A new decision from the Connecticut Appellate Court (to be officially released on March…
What To Do With the CHRO? One Proposal Calls For Elimination of the CHRO and Replacement with a Unemployment Benefits-Type Model
Sometime last summer, Connecticut attorney Karen Lee Torre sparked a few fires with her suggestion to eliminate the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities — the organization charged with, among other duties, investigating and remedying discrimination in the workplace. (You can find my prior posts on the exchange here, here and here.) …
What’s REALLY in the Economic Stimulus Bill for Employers – A Recap
For those of us with school-age children, the school calendar (vacations and all) seems to be the rhythm that most of us adopt. So, now that February break is over, it’s time for a little heavy lifting. In this case, the heavy lifting involves the text of the new economic stimulus bill – which checks in at…
(Nearly) Everything You Wanted to Know About Unemployment Compensation Laws in Connecticut
Leave it to librarians to come up with a great new resource page for learning about Connecticut’s unemployment laws.
I can hear the chuckles now. Librarians?
As long-time readers of the blog know, one of the best kept secret resources for attorneys and businesses are the judicial branch law libraries. They continue to serve as a…