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  • 60+ Free Email Templates to Jumpstart Your Email Marketing
    Win the Inbox with eye-catching email campaigns and save time when it comes to design.Designing a template, especially one from scratch, can be a major frustration. But what if the hard work was already done for you? What if templates showcasing…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Feb 21, 5:08pm -
  • Featured Images now in Gmail Promotions Tab Bundles!
    Gmail’s recent broad rollout of promotions tab bundles will reward good, engaging emails with more opportunities to solidify that engagement.FeedBlitz is helping you make the most of that opportunity, out of the box, today, by making every email we…
    - 73 days ago, 14 Dec 20, 4:41pm -
  • New Mapping Feature Available with Every Email Send
    Zoom in to discover where your emails are being read.A great new feature offering more insight into your subscribers is now available with every email send and monthly insight report:Geographic data on engagement stats.And not just the numbers, t…
    - 85 days ago, 2 Dec 20, 9:43pm -

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

  • newThe Big Change to COVID-19 Vaccinations in Connecticut
    Yesterday, Governor Lamont announced a sweeping change to the way that vaccinations will be distributed in Connecticut. Previously, it was anticipated that workers in essential businesses would receive the vaccines next.  Many businesses started pla…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Feb 21, 1:56pm -
  • With Vaccines Increasing and Cases Decreasing, Pandemic Moving to New Phase
    So, a year into this pandemic, it’s worth taking stock (again) of where employers are in Connecticut and some of the issues that have been popping up of late that are far different from the issues we faced a year ago. Yes, the pandemic is still wit…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Feb 21, 1:37pm -
  • Be in the Webinar Where It Happens: Shot or No Shot – A Vaccine Discussion
    As plans for a broader vaccine rollout unfold, the questions and decisions facing employers have multiplied. Beyond the important question of whether employers can mandate vaccines, there is an equally-challenging question: should they? I’ve been t…
    - 26 days ago, 30 Jan 21, 9:24pm -

FMLA Insights

  • newThese Two FMLA and ADA Resources Will Maximize Your Compliance in 2021
    I am often asked to share my favorite resource materials and conferences involving the FMLA and ADA. I recognize budgets are tight this year. So, if you have the ability to attend just one conference this year on the FMLA and ADA or if you’re looki…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 Feb 21, 7:25am -
  • Employers, It’s Time to Update Your Call-in Procedures
    Kelly, an administrative assistant for Penn State Health, racked up quite a few absences over a short period of time. Some of these absences related to GI issues that ordinarily would be covered by the FMLA. In Kelly’s case, however, she repeatedly…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Feb 21, 1:35pm -
  • Should You Check In with Your Employee During FMLA Leave? Yes, and Here’s Why
    Recently, an email I received from a HR-related organization caught my eye. The email was fashioned as a Q&A.  One of its members posed a question that I’ve paraphrased here: Our practice is to reach out to employees on FMLA leave once a month to…
    - 22 days ago, 4 Feb 21, 7:13am -

Labor Relations Today

  • newThese Two FMLA and ADA Resources Will Maximize Your Compliance in 2021
    I am often asked to share my favorite resource materials and conferences involving the FMLA and ADA. I recognize budgets are tight this year. So, if you have the ability to attend just one conference this year on the FMLA and ADA or if you’re looki…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 Feb 21, 7:25am -
  • Employers, It’s Time to Update Your Call-in Procedures
    Kelly, an administrative assistant for Penn State Health, racked up quite a few absences over a short period of time. Some of these absences related to GI issues that ordinarily would be covered by the FMLA. In Kelly’s case, however, she repeatedly…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Feb 21, 1:35pm -
  • Should You Check In with Your Employee During FMLA Leave? Yes, and Here’s Why
    Recently, an email I received from a HR-related organization caught my eye. The email was fashioned as a Q&A.  One of its members posed a question that I’ve paraphrased here: Our practice is to reach out to employees on FMLA leave once a month to…
    - 22 days ago, 4 Feb 21, 7:13am -

Lawffice Space

  • "I'm not a cat."
     We could all use a moment of levity, right? As luck would have it, the hottest Internet video of the day intersects with my world . . . a lawyer making a court appearance via Zoom. Just one problem: he's streaming with a filter on that makes him ap…
    - 16 days ago, 10 Feb 21, 1:36pm -
  • OSHA issues new COVID-19 guidance for workplaces
    As vaccines roll out, workplaces are still dealing with COVID-19 and trying to protect employee and public health. OSHA recently issued updated (and self-described "stronger") guidance on limiting the spread of COVID-19 at work. The guidance addresse…
    - 23 days ago, 3 Feb 21, 1:23pm -
  • DOL Wage and Hour Opinion Letter on Travel Time for Telworkers
    The federal government agencies have been unveiling guidance and regs faster than I can even blog about them. I'll try to hit some of the highlights in the next week or so though. Of course, all of this comes with the giant caveat that we have a new…
    - 44 days ago, 12 Jan 21, 2:06pm -