If you’ve read this blog long enough, you know that certain workers are classified as “exempt” from the overtime requirements. The most well-known of these are the white-collar exemptions of executive, administrative and professional personnel.

But state law has several other categories of exemptions you may never have heard about such as a chief

On Friday, July 9, 2021, President Biden issued a sweeping executive order that asked the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) to develop new regulations that ban or limit noncompete agreements.

The request has no immediate impact on existing noncompete agreements, but employers should expect new regulations in the coming months.

In the meantime, many questions remain

A new website by Connecticut on cannabis use was announced by Governor Lamont’s administration over the weekend.   Unfortunately, it contains an error regarding the cannabis use and the workplace; it highlights the mess that has been created by the General Assembly on the cannabis bill.

Here’s one example.

Over the weekend, the website began

This week, my colleague Sarah Westby and I published a detailed look at the new legal cannabis law in Connecticut and what it means for employers. I’m not going to duplicate the post here but strongly encourage you to read it.

One thing that didn’t make it in the post was strange provision found in

Lost amid the press regarding the new law legalizing cannabis use is the fact that the law also restricts smoking far more in the workplace and affords employers more flexibility as well.

The new law requires employers to to ban smoking and e-cigarette use in any area of the workplace (this will apply to tobacco

Earlier today, I appeared on Dennis House’s Sunday News Show, “This Week in Connecticut” on WTNH, to talk about the state’s new legal cannabis law and its implications for the workplace.

My thanks to Dennis for the invitation to bring this issues to employers and discuss how employers are going to need to adapt

If you’re calling the federal courts today (Friday), odds are you may not get someone.  Yesterday, President Biden signed a bill making it law that Juneteenth (which is a Saturday) is now a federal holiday.  The day commemorates the end of slavery in the United States when Union general Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston and

The General Assembly early today gave final approval to a bill that will legalize marijuana/cannabis use in Connecticut.

It is a massive shift and the bill legalizing it is massive too.  (Heck, the summary of the bill is 184 pages!)

The bill creates a whole new set of rules for employers — most of which

If you’ve been reading this blog long enough, you know that the budget implementer bill in the state legislature always contains more than just budget items. It’s a “must-pass” bill that normally has items that, for one reason or another, didn’t pass during the regular session but that are important to various legislators.

It