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Employers are in limbo (again): The uncertain state of vaccine mandates

On November 4, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued its long-anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), requiring employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing by January 4, 2022. The ETs also required employers to determine the vaccine status of their employees […]

Governor’s Emergency Powers Extended

As anticipated, late Monday night, the State legislature extended Governor Lamont’s emergency powers by February 22, 2022. Yesterday, the Governor issued Executive Order No. 14, which extends the deadlines for several previous Orders, including the most recent ones dealing with mandatory vaccines for certain health care workers, state employees, school employees, and those working in […]

New Wage Law for Employers

A new law creates affirmative obligations for Connecticut employers to disclose wage ranges for positions to applicants and employees. The law goes into effect October 1, 2021 and applies to public and private employers in Connecticut, regardless of size. Under the new law, an employer must provide an applicant for employment the “wage range” for the […]

Firm Sponsors Alumni Golf Tournament for Boys & Girls Clubs

Senior Partner Michelle Laubin and the firm were proud sponsors of the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley‘s Alumni Golf Tournament. We love this organization because they’ve been providing kids with hope and opportunity for over 65 years.

Attorney Nicholas Bamonte Presents Seminar For FCBA Continuing Legal Education

Attorney Nicholas R. Bamonte spoke recently at a continuing legal education seminar for the Fairfield County Bar Association entitled “Real Estate Valuation Basics and Property Tax Assessment Appeals.” Mr. Bamonte addressed the statutory authority for tax assessments and discussed considerations from the perspective of a municipal attorney defending an appeal. The program was held on […]

DOL Issues Guidance on COBRA Subsidy Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

As discussed in our previous article, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) has presented a number of new administrative and operational challenges to employers.  As was the case with the FFCRA, the Department of Labor (DOL) has released guidance to help answer some of the questions and provide clarification in the form of COBRA-related […]

What Employers Need to Know About the American Rescue Plan Act

There is a lot for employers to unpack in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which was signed into law on March 11, 2021.  Here are some of the key provisions: Voluntary Paid Sick and Family Leave With regard to paid leave, the ARPA provides incentives for employers to voluntarily continue paid leave under the […]

Ira W. Bloom Addresses Municipal Officials at CBA Planning and Zoning Seminar

Senior Partner Ira W. Bloom was a speaker at the Connecticut Bar Association Planning and Zoning Section seminar for Municipal Officials on March 6, 2012.  Normally held at Wesleyan University, this year it was a virtual conference with over 600 attendees.  Mr. Bloom spoke on “Affordable Housing from the Municipal Perspective.”  It was his ninth […]