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  • NBC News takes the unprecedented step to release its internal Matt Lauer harassment report
    Image by Max Goldberg via Wiki CommonsYesterday morning, NBC News released the complete report into its months long investigation of Matt Lauer.I was astounded by NBC’s transparency. It is extraordinarily rare for a private company…
    - 10 May 18, 11:21am -
  • Sympathetic does not always equal protected under the ADA
    Photo by Pexels on PixabayToday’s opinion is a lesson straight out of the school of hard knocks. No matter how sympathetic the plaintiff or how harrowing his plights, the law is the law and sometimes it’s just not on his side.When…
    - 9 May 18, 11:34am -
  • Should employers still test for marijuana?
    Photo by Michael Fischer from PexelsOhio’s medical marijuana program is set to be fully operational by September 2018. Ohio will join 28 other states, and the District of Columbia, in which doctors can legally prescribe marijuana to treat c…
    - 8 May 18, 11:49am -

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

  • newWorking in Connecticut During a Pandemic: What Employers Need To Know Now
    We made it halfway through 2020. I know it FEELS as if it should be December, but just think how long March was! A lot has changed since the start of the pandemic.  But over the last few weeks, I’ve been hearing from employers wondering where thin…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Jun 20, 11:12am -
  • Pick a Mask, Any Mask? Not So Fast, Says OSHA
    A few weeks ago, I did an inital post about how the new OSHA guidance on masks only served to complicate efforts for employers to comply with any such rules. This week, my colleague Alfredo Fernandez (with only a little help from me — byline notwit…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Jun 20, 2:21pm -
  • New “Self-Quarantine” Order for Travelers Will Complicate Workplace Rules
    Is the pandemic over yet? Obviously, the answer is no.  While Connecticut’s numbers have diminished significantly, other states are continuing to spike. Thus, yesterday, Governor Lamont issued new Executive Order No. 7BBB mandating that visitors f…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 2:14pm -

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Lawffice Space

  • EEOC to employers: Don't use anti-body testing for return to work
    The EEOC has once again updated its guidance on What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws. This time, it just added one new question on anti-body testing, with a particularly clear answer:Not official…
    - 13 days ago, 18 Jun 20, 1:50pm -
  • SCOTUS: Title VII prohibits sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court decided Bostock v. Clayton County - the Supreme Court website has been having trouble, so this is a link to SCOTUSblog (which excluded the appendices to make the file smaller). The Court consolidated Bostock and a couple…
    - 15 days ago, 16 Jun 20, 12:56pm -
  • Lawffice Links: COVID-19 guidance still trickling in
    The guidance just keeps comin' folks:EEOC updated What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws - New Q&A on pregnancy, age discrimination, accommodations, and more; DOL OSHA FAQs on face coverings;Joint…
    - 16 days ago, 15 Jun 20, 12:47pm -