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  • 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

  • newLawyers and Employers Must Protect Private Employee Data
    A few weeks back, I did a post about having our personal data hacked. What if the hacker was you? Yes you — the attorney, the employer, or someone else who has confidential information. I was recently reviewing the online court file of an employmen…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 11:56am -
  • newAll Rise (or Not)! A Flag, The National Anthem & Connecticut Law
    “Joe, in response to all this NFL stuff, we want you to display U.S. flags at your workstation.” “No.” “Well, then you’re fired.” Don’t think that can happen? Then you haven’t heard about the Cotto v. United Technologies Corp. case…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 12:40pm -
  • Employers Need Not Hire “Most Qualified” Candidate, Says Court
    An applicant for a job posting in education lists his most recent relevant experience as occurring in 1973.  You don’t bring him in for an interview. Is it gender discrimination? Beyond that, if he says that he is the most qualified candidate —…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 1:40pm -

FMLA Insights

Labor Relations Today

Employment and Labor Insider

  • newEight takes on sexual harassment and Harvey Weinstein

    - 2 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 10:01am -
  • newWeekly catch-up
    Trump’s travel ban scores one with the SCOTUS. This week, in a victory for the Trump Administration, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed as moot one of the two pending challenges to the March 6 travel ban issued by the Administration and vacated the l…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 10:00am -
  • Coming attraction: Affirmative Action Edition!
    Our new blog, Affirmative Action Edition, should be on a computer or mobile device near you by the end of this month! Don’t go away!… Continue Reading
    - 4 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 2:34pm -

Lawffice Space

  • newAbout that Barstool Sports contract, and contracting around the right to be offended
    Twitter highlighted a "Moment" featuring contractual language allegedly used by Barstool Sports:They wanted me to sign this. I refused, for multiple reasons. I ultimately decided I didn't want it, even if I was exempt from signing this. pic.twitter.c…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 1:34pm -
  • Lawffice Links - FAA v. NLRA
    The Supreme Court is back! On Monday they heard oral arguments in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, or as I call it, FAA v. NLRA. The issue is:Whether an agreement that requires an employer and an employee to resolve employment-related disputes through in…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 12:38pm -
  • The other employment law SCOTUS cert. grant . . .
    Of course, the big news yesterday was that SCOTUS is going to take another look at Abood (constitutionality of compulsory union dues for public employees). However, the Supreme Court also granted certiorari in Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro to add…
    - 16 days ago, 29 Sep 17, 12:36pm -

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…
    - 78 days ago, 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…
    - 82 days ago, 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…
    - 87 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 5:43pm -