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Nicholas R. Bamonte Presents at Annual CBA Conference

By: Colleen Lafrancois

Attorney Nicholas R. Bamonte presented at the annual Connecticut Legal Conference hosted by the Connecticut Bar Association on “The Top 10 Things Every Lawyer Should Know about Land Use Law.”  Attorney Bamonte discussed the formal permitting process before land use boards and commissions and the ways that municipalities enforce against zoning violations.  He joined a […]

Jonathan D. Berchem Instructs Police Department Recruits on Civil Liability

By: Colleen Lafrancois

Jonathan D. Berchem recently taught a course on civil liability at the Milford Police Department Regional Training Facility to 37 police officer recruits following his certification as an instructor by the State of Connecticut Police Officer Standards & Training Council. Attendees of the Academy come from many Departments throughout the State of Connecticut.

Client Advisory Regarding Juneteenth Holiday

By: Rebecca Goldberg

On June 16, 2021, President Biden signed legislation recognizing Juneteenth as a federal public holiday.  This advisory explains what Connecticut employers need to know about Juneteenth and its observance. What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.  On June 19, 1865, enslaved people in Galveston, Texas received word that they […]

New Law Requires Employers to Disclose Wage Ranges to Applicants and Employees

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 […]