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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

  • newUSDOL Issues Revised Guidance (Again) on Paid COVID-19 Leave
    You may recall a few weeks back that a federal court struck down portions of the USDOL regulations interpreting the Famlies First Coronavirus Response Act. The open question at the time: What would the DOL do? Late Friday, we got our answer — revis…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Sep 20, 11:24pm -
  • Are Employers Really Prepared for Emergencies?
    In 2008 (some 12 years ago), on this same 9/11 anniversary, I posed this question: So, seven years later, are employers in the state better prepared to address a similar emergency should it happen? Perhaps it will be a bird flu outbreak, or a mass bl…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Sep 20, 9:42am -
  • Pandemic Workplace Sector Rules Continue With Extension of COVID-19 Emergency
    If you recall way back in March, Governor Ned Lamont declared a civil preparedness and public health emergency which granted his office broad powers.  Those powers have been seen with various Executive Orders that have followed. That declaration was…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Sep 20, 12:31pm -

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  • newDOL revises FFCRA regulations
    Remember about a month ago, when a federal court in New York ruled that some provisions in the FFCRA regulations were invalid? Welp, now the DOL has revised the regulations to clarify the paid leave requirements under the Families First Coronavirus R…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Sep 20, 12:21pm -
  • Pennsylvania implements Lost Wages Assistance (aka $300 UC bonus cash)
    Here's the bad news for unemployment compensation benefits claimants: the $600/week "bonus cash" from the CARES Act has expired. But, here's the good news for PA claimants: Pennsylvania has implemented the Lost Wages Assistance Program. Claimants can…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Sep 20, 12:21pm -
  • Four new DOL Wage and Hour opinion letters!
     DOL has been super busy the past few months! On Monday, it released four new opinion letters:1. "An employee's work hours do not have to fluctuate above and below 40 per workweek for an employer to be able to use the fluctuating workweek method of…
    - 13 days ago, 2 Sep 20, 1:24pm -