Time to find your happy place.
Time to find your happy place.

Whatever happened to summer vacation? You remember, that downtime, when nothing much happened?

First, there were new proposed OT rules. Then, word came out EARLY (I got an alert at 6a!) today that the U.S. Department of Labor issued new “guidance” that will

With all the publicity about paid sick leave (effective January 1, 2012 — you’re ready, right?), it’s important not to forget that there are plenty of other employment laws that employers have to consider.

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Over the last few years, there’s been more agency

Earlier this week, I noted that a key legislative committee had approved a bill that would increase penalties for misclassification of workers as independent contractors. 

Yesterday, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal gave some more details to those changes in a press conference in announcing the recommendations of the Joint Enforcement Commission on Employee Misclassification

“A crackdown

I realize this blog has been a little top heavy of late with legislative developments, but it always seems that a whole year’s worth of developments occur within a 2-3 week period at the end of the short General Assembly session. With this year’s session scheduled to close at the end of the day on

The U.S. Supreme Court this morning asked the government for its views on whether workers may settle Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims with their employers.  The SCOTUS Blog has the details:

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the U.S. Solicitor General for the government’s view on whether workers may settle with their employers