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  • newEmployers win when they support the Sandwich Generation
    I am declaring today New Year’s Day 2.0.To put it bluntly, the first 16 days of 2018 sucked. I need a do over.This has been my 2018 to date.On January 1, my mother-in-law was hospitalized.Sadly, she passed away 3…
    - 13 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 12:36pm -
  • newHow likely are you to sexually harass?
    Are you tired of seeing your Facebook feed littered with the results of your friends’ quizzes, with titles such as, “Which Game of Thrones Character are You?” or “Which Disney Couple Defines You?”Well, I have one more quiz for y…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 12:30pm -
  • newToday’s America would deeply disturb Dr. MLK
    A date appropriate reminder that our nation works better when our leaders seek to unite rather than divide.We should strive to take these words to heart.      Related StoriesA real stinker of an ADA lawsuitIn all the…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 1:17pm -

The Employer's Lawyer

  • When Rhetoric Comes to Town
    By now, if you haven’t heard about Donald Trump’s statements on Muslims and his plan to prevent Muslims from entering the country, as well as the vehement support he is receiving from an astonishing number of people, you may be living under a roc…
    - 9 Dec 15, 7:44pm -
  • Beware the FMLA Equitable Estoppel Claim
    Imagine that your company has 40 employees, one of whom is subject to hospitalization for a medical condition and requires surgery. He is out of work for several weeks and in his absence, the company realizes that it gets along fine without him. As a…
    - 10 Nov 15, 2:23pm -
  • Don’t Bet on the Jury Verdict
    As some of those who follow me on Twitter know, I had jury duty in September. Like most people, it wasn’t something I was looking forward to (and I even tried to get out of it on the basis that no one would pick a lawyer for a jury). Well, it turn…
    - 5 Nov 15, 2:55pm -

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

  • newInquiry about MLK Jr. Day as Basis for Race Discrimination Claim
    I’ve previously talked about Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) day in prior posts (including way back in 2008!). But this year, I was curious — have any race discrimination claims used evidence relating to the day to support a claim? Turns out there h…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 12:28pm -
  • For Employers and Their Lawyers, A Busy Time
    In college, I wanted to write for some of the major newspapers and be on their front page. Little did I know that my big break would now come years later, as a result of being on the cover of the Hartford Business Journal.   Wow. But enough about…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 3:27am -
  • The Dialogue: The Shifts That #MeToo Are Creating in the Workplace
    After a break for the holidays, my long-running discussion with Nina Pirrotti, an employee-side attorney , returns. Nina is a partner at the law firm of Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald and Pirrotti, where she represents employees in all types o…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 12:00pm -

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Lawffice Space

  • 3d Cir: FCA retaliation requires "but for" causation
    Not official use.Last week, the Third Circuit issued a precedential opinion in DiFiore v. CSL Behring LLC. DiFiore claimed that her employer fired her (technically, constructive discharge) in retaliation for whistleblowing activity. In particular, sh…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 2:43pm -
  • Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year! I was out of town for the first 9 days of 2018, so I'm just now getting back in the swing of things. For the most part, it was family vacation time. However, the last day (Jan. 9) I visited the United States Supreme Court and got swor…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 2:06pm -
  • Lawffice Links - NLRB-mageddon
    Wow, the NLRB has been busy. So busy, that I literally can't even keep up. Maybe they'll take a break over the holidays so I can properly digest all of this stuff. Here's my feeble Twitter attempt to hit some highlights.Here are some Lawffice Links o…
    - 28 days ago, 20 Dec 17, 1:48pm -

Employment Law Navigator

  • Thanks, and so long…
    After 3 great years, the Employment Law Navigator is coming to an end. We’ve had fun, and we hope our posts have been helpful. Our sincere thanks to our contributors and to Zelle’s superb Marketing Director Dan Gruber, who picked our art, caug…
    - 28 Jul 17, 6:38pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Last week, HR Dive reported on a Washington federal court’s June order requiring that a public employer pay $1.8 million to a terminated employee.  The worker was fired when she failed a drug test due to her lawful use of prescription drugs, test…
    - 24 Jul 17, 7:29pm -
  • That Critical First Response to Harassment Complaints: Stage 2
    Last week, we wroteabout the importance of “first responders” who receive complaints of workplace harassment, and provided tips on how they should prepare for and react to complaints.  This week, we continue to focus on the early stages of the c…
    - 20 Jul 17, 5:43pm -