The last several years have seen significant pieces of legislation pass the Connecticut General Assembly impacting employers in several ways.

Think about the following items in the last few years:

  • Ban on
  • 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

    In some prior posts here and here, I talked about the development of artificial intelligence tools in the employment law context.

    If you’ve been reading the headlines, the latest AI “tool” is a Chatbot titled “ChatGPT”.  You can read the latest The New York Times piece about it here.

    In this context, it can

    In my last post, I detailed all the changes that were occurring due to the new Clean Slate law that goes into effect January 1, 2023.  You might have missed hearing about the law because it passed in 2021 and the deadline seemed far away.

    Well it’s here now.

    So after you read the

    In this year end rush, it would be easy to overlook the state’s new “Clean Slate” law. But employers in Connecticut should get ready now to implement the changes that occur on January 1, 2023.

    So what is the Clean Slate law?

    It dates back to 2021 and can be found here at Public Act

    As I’ve said in prior posts, the General Assembly isn’t exactly precise at times when writing legislation.  (One is reminded by the quote regarding sausage making.)

    One issue that pops up from time to time is whether an employer need be “Connecticut-based” to be covered by Connecticut state laws, particularly as it applies to

    Sometimes it’s hard to appreciate how things have changed since the pandemic hit and the challenges we face going forward.

    I was thinking about all those little things over the weekend when I put pocket change in my little “change jar” that I keep in my bedroom.

    You see, prior to the pandemic, at the

    It’s back to school time so inevitably, the national press is reporting on a so-called trend of employers trying to coerce, cajole, encourage employees to come back to the office.

    In some industries and locations, it is working. But in Connecticut, it’s more of a mixed bag.

    Indeed, I commented about this in

    One of the things I love to do is play golf. It’s mentally challenging, (somewhat) physically demanding, and you always strive for perfection.

    That said, one of the things that I’m not very good at is golf itself.  Sure, I’m better than some but as someone once joked to me:  You can be good golfer

    Before the pandemic, I started a project called the “Employment Law Checklist”.  The reasoning behind it was twofold — to talk about all the employment laws that employers in Connecticut had to face and to give me something to write about when employment law news was slow.

    Then the pandemic hit (my last ELC