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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

  • newFriday Coronavirus Update: Webinar Recaps, CARES Act, DOL Regulations
    This pandemic is exhausting. There’s obviously the personal: The “work from home” novelty has worn off and now comes to tough part of trying to find the boundaries of work and home.  Each day feels like it is 16 hours long (maybe because it is…
    - 1 day ago, 3 Apr 20, 12:52pm -
  • newNo Joke: DOL Issues Regulations Further Expanding Paid Leave Provisions
    Just another day in employment law. Wednesday afternoon, the Department of Labor issued new regulations that further expand what was previously known about the paid leave provisions of the EPSLA and the EFMLEA. You can view the regulations here.   …
    - 3 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 8:10pm -
  • What Comes Next for Employers? A Webinar + CARES Act Help
    On Tuesday at noon, my colleagues and I are holding a video webinar on practical tips for employers dealing with the COVID-19 crisis now and in the near future.  The program will have a national outlook but we’ll hit on a few state specific resou…
    - 5 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 1:00am -

FMLA Insights

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  • newHow to document employee paid sick leave and FMLA requests under FFCRA
    The new DOL FFCRA regs provide important rules for documentation of employee leave requests and recordkeeping. As a reminder, for the rest of the year, employees get up to 80 hours of paid sick leave for any of the following six reasons:1. The employ…
    - 18 hours ago, 3 Apr 20, 8:09pm -
  • newStay-at-home orders as "quarantine or isolation" orders under the FFCRA
    Welp, yesterday's release of the DOL regs for the FFCRA answered one question: Are statewide shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders a form of "quarantine or isolation" order that justifies emergency paid sick leave? Yes. But, the explanation sure se…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 12:29pm -
  • newNew DOL regs ("temporary rule") for FFCRA are here!
    Hot off the press, new DOL press release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Implementation. The main attraction is, of course, the long-awaited (14 days is a long time in coronovirus respons…
    - 3 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 8:19pm -