The United States Department of Labor today released new regulations that dramatically change the existing rules on when two businesses are “joint employers” under federal wage and hour laws.
As I continue to work on a major redesign and relaunch that I hope (!) to roll out by month’s end which has held up some blog posts, my colleague Gary Starr returns this morning with a new post regarding a recent Connecticut court decision and temps.
Let’s state the obvious first: We’re in favor of anything that raises awareness to the issue of ALS and #icebucketchallenge has done that and more. And for the record, I did the challenge last weekend, after being suitably doused by my kids. (My friend, Robert Becker, posted a clip from mine here.)
The Connecticut Supreme Court, in a decision that will be officially released next week (but released this morning), held that an animal control officer for several towns, was an employee of each of the towns.
Because of the creation of an employer/employee relationship, her claims that she was injured on the job (she suffered a…
In a decision that will interest those that practice in Workers Compensation and with the U.S. Postal Service (and perhaps no one else), the Connecticut Supreme Court yesterday ruled that U.S. Postal Service is not an employer within the scope of workers compensation laws in Connecticut.
The decision in Lopa v. Brinker Int’l is an…
Continuing our weekly series of basic laws of the workplace, this week will focus on the injuries at the workplace.
In 2008, there were over 67,000 injuries reported at the workplace (with 34 fatalities). Thus, at some point or another, odds are that one of your employees will get injured.
While there are whole books…