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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

  • Sexual Harassment Claims Increase by 20 Percent and Other Key Data From CHRO
    If you’ve been reading this blog long enough, you know that this is my absolute favorite time of the year. No, it’s not Thanksgiving (though we should give thanks as I’ll explain in a second). But rather, it’s the release of the Annual Case P…
    - 5 days ago, 8 Nov 19, 12:15pm -
  • Pet Peeves of the CHRO and Other Practice Tips
    Last night, I had the opportunity to attend a terrific little CLE program at the Hartford County Bar Association about practicing before administrative agencies in the state.  And while the discussion regarding the Department of Children and Family…
    - 6 days ago, 7 Nov 19, 12:54pm -
  • Employment Law Checklist Project: Protecting the Sacredness of Jury Duty
    What does it feel like winning the lottery? I don’t know but it has to feel a lot like getting picked for jury duty. (Wait, am I the only one to get excited at the prospect of jury duty? <grins sheepishly>) If you’ve been reading this blog long…
    - 13 days ago, 31 Oct 19, 2:36pm -

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  • How to lose an ADA "regarded as" disability reasonable accommodation case
    Once upon a time, waaaay back before 2008, there was a circuit split on the issue of whether the ADA required employers to reasonably accommodate an employee who was "regarded as" having a disability (but, did not meet either of the other two covered…
    - 5 days ago, 8 Nov 19, 2:13pm -
  • Pennsylvania employment law regarding election interference
    I assume that most (all?) states have laws against threats, intimidation, and coercion to compel voting a certain way in an election. Pennsylvania has just such a law, 25 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 3547. But, did you know that it also has employer-speci…
    - 8 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 1:55pm -
  • "Pennsylvania Moving Forward with New Overtime Rules"
    The new federal overtime regulations draw a lot of attention and media coverage. In Pennsylvania, however, they may be irrelevant in about a year. The PA Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) announced that it is moving forward with its own new over…
    - 15 days ago, 29 Oct 19, 12:38pm -