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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

  • Remember the Pandemic? Latest Wave Causes New Issues for Employers
    It’s not over. We all knew that, though some of us — including me — were hoping for a least a bit of a respite during the spring and summer months. No such luck.  Indeed, after two years of avoiding the illness, we recently had a “visit”…
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 22, 12:54am -
  • The New Digital Campaign for Your Company’s Workers
    If I said the words, “My money don’t jiggle jiggle, it folds”, what’s your first reaction? If you said, I have no idea what you’re talking about, then this post is for you. But the rest of you know what I’m talking about and are probabl…
    - 12 days ago, 9 May 22, 1:10am -
  • “Captive Audience” Bill Passes General Assembly; Will It Pass Legal Scrutiny
    With union organizing efforts making headlines at Amazon and Starbucks, a new bill in Connecticut is designed to make it even easier for unions to win organizing votes. A bill banning so-called “captive audience” meetings won final approval fr…
    - 16 days ago, 5 May 22, 2:41am -

FMLA Insights

  • What Can Baseball Teach Us about the FMLA?
    I love baseball. I love the sport so much that, in our family, we are taught that America’s favorite pastime was formed in the story of Creation somewhere between the placement of the stars and Adam’s rib. As a lifelong Chicagoan, I long for spri…
    - 37 days ago, 14 Apr 22, 1:15pm -
  • ABA’s Summary of 2021 FMLA Cases an Outstanding Resource for Employers
    If you’re not attending my two-day FMLA master class/party next week (there still is time!), you might find this additional resource helpful for your FMLA efforts. Every February, the American Bar Association’s Federal Labor Standards Legislation…
    - 81 days ago, 1 Mar 22, 6:19am -
  • DOL Announces Ramped-Up FMLA Audits for Employers in Select Industries
    They’re baaaaaack! Earlier this month, the Department of Labor announced that it would ramp up FMLA audits (as well as wage and hour audits generally) on employers, particularly those in the warehouse and logistics industries. Noting the increased…
    - 87 days ago, 23 Feb 22, 6:50am -

Labor Relations Today

  • What Can Baseball Teach Us about the FMLA?
    I love baseball. I love the sport so much that, in our family, we are taught that America’s favorite pastime was formed in the story of Creation somewhere between the placement of the stars and Adam’s rib. As a lifelong Chicagoan, I long for spri…
    - 37 days ago, 14 Apr 22, 1:15pm -
  • ABA’s Summary of 2021 FMLA Cases an Outstanding Resource for Employers
    If you’re not attending my two-day FMLA master class/party next week (there still is time!), you might find this additional resource helpful for your FMLA efforts. Every February, the American Bar Association’s Federal Labor Standards Legislation…
    - 81 days ago, 1 Mar 22, 6:19am -
  • DOL Announces Ramped-Up FMLA Audits for Employers in Select Industries
    They’re baaaaaack! Earlier this month, the Department of Labor announced that it would ramp up FMLA audits (as well as wage and hour audits generally) on employers, particularly those in the warehouse and logistics industries. Noting the increased…
    - 87 days ago, 23 Feb 22, 6:50am -

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