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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

  • newFiring Because She’s TOO Cute? That Just May Be Illegal Too
    My partner Gary Starr returns with this pre-Thanksgiving tale that seems appropriate not for the holiday, but for the headlines of late.  Happy Thanksgiving and stay out of trouble. Another day, another celebrity figure accused of harassment. Or wo…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 17, 1:16pm -
  • newThe Five Questions You Must Ask Before Any Employment Decision
    Employment law lawyers are asked to review a lot of employment decisions. If we’re lucky, we’re brought in early in the process when the decision isn’t yet final and where our input can be useful. Other times though, we’re asked to opine on d…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 12:22pm -
  • An Immigrant Story: Best Left Untold in Interview Process
    Recently, I had the opportunity to see Rags, a new revival now running at the classic Goodspeed Opera House. I don’t often do theater reviews on this site, but I give it a thumbs up. The musical tells the story of Jewish immigrants coming to the…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 12:27pm -

FMLA Insights

Labor Relations Today

Employment and Labor Insider

Lawffice Space

  • newTransgender Prof wins $1.1 Million Jury Verdict
    Just cranking out one last pre-Thanksgiving blog post here. Transgender university professor, Rachel Tudor, won a $1.1 million jury verdict in her employment discrimination case on Monday.We're still in this awkward place where Title VII does not lis…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 17, 4:46pm -
  • Precedential decision on social media and unemployment compensation
    On Monday, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued a precedential decision in Waverly Heights, Ltd. v. UCBR. The employer argued that the unemployment compensation claimant was terminated for "willful misconduct," which would disqualify her for…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 12:12pm -
  • High school friends win Equal Pay Act case
    The law can get complicated . . . and then there's this case, which, according to the EEOC press release, is pretty straightforward:[T]wo high school friends, Jensen Walcott and Jake Reed, applied to work at Pizza Studio as "pizza artists" in 2016. A…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 2:25pm -

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 -