As I’ve previously talked about, two new federal laws protecting pregnant workers and nursing employees are now in effect (with the protections for pregnant workers taking effect on June 27, 2023).

I want to use this post to talk about: the implications for employers in states like Connecticut that already have protections under state law

Twas the day before the night before Christmas
And all thru the law office
Not a creature was stirring
Except the employment lawyers reading the new Congressional Omnibus spending bill and looking for the employment law provisions tucked neatly inside.

In a parting gift for employers and employees, Congress passed a broad spending bill on

The Connecticut Department of Labor has issued non-binding “guidance” on the state’s new “wage range” law.  You can access it here.

The guidance is helpful in some ways but confusing in others. Importantly, employers should take the caveats noted in the guidance seriously; as it notes, this guidance “does not constitute legal advice”. Moreover, “if

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor announced significant new changes to its regulations regarding who is a “domestic worker” and therefore subject to the coverage of the federal laws regarding overtime and the like.

The changes were, in many ways, expected. But the scope of the coverage — expanding it to nearly two million more

While the blog takes a few days off, my colleague Mick Lavelle has this update on a notable Connecticut case. 
 
Accidents and injuries are unfortunately a fact of life in the workplace, especially on industrial or construction sites.  But there are rarely any personal injury lawsuits by employees against their employers. 

That is because long ago, workers

A quick update on the Mortgage Lenders Network matter I’ve covered a few times before (here and here.) 

Earlier this month, a Delaware bankruptcy court approved of a $2.7 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 1600 employees, many of whom worked in Connecticut.

The settlement, first reported