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Attorney Richard C. Buturla Obtains Defendant’s Verdict in Case Involving Multi-Car Accident

By: Colleen Lafrancois

In one of the few jury trials in Waterbury Superior Court since the COVID-19 pandemic, Attorney Richard C. Buturla represented two individuals from Maryland who were returning home with their four children from a 2017 vacation on Cape Cod when a four-car, 13-person accident occurred on I-95 South in Darien, Connecticut.  The accident was caused […]

State Department of Education Publishes Guidance on Remote Learning and Dual Instruction

On September 27, 2022 the Connecticut State Department of Education [“CSDE”] released Guidance on the recent legislation surrounding Remote Learning and Dual Instruction [“Guidance”]. Definitions The Guidance reiterates that Sections 10-4w(c-d) prohibit dual instruction as part of remote learning. “Dual instruction” was defined as “the simultaneous instruction by a teacher to students in-person in the […]

Fair Employment Act Changes Take Effect On October 1

By: Paul A. Testa, Esq.

The 2022 legislative session resulted in several significant changes to Connecticut’s anti-discrimination law that will impact employers and take effect on Oct. 1, 2022.  As a reminder, the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits employment discrimination and harassment because of an “individual’s race, color, religious creed, age, sex, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, […]

Retired Superior Court Judge Anthony V. Avallone Joins Berchem Moses PC as Of Counsel, Establishing an Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice

By: Colleen Lafrancois

Berchem Moses PC is pleased to announce that former Superior Court Judge Anthony V. Avallone has joined the firm following his retirement from the bench in June 2022.  He brings a wealth of experience in dispute resolution, helping litigants avoid the necessity of costly and time-consuming trials. “We are honored to welcome Judge Avallone to […]

Tools For Riding Out The Inflation Storm

By: Floyd J. Dugas, Esq.

There are signs that inflation is beginning to loosen its grip on the American wallet, but costs remain a major concern for the public.  Gas prices have started to decrease, but groceries, medical care, and rent have continued to become more expensive.  What can employers do to address the situation for their employees while preserving […]

10 Berchem Moses PC Attorneys Named to 2023 Best Lawyers in America® List

By: Colleen Lafrancois

Berchem Moses PC is pleased to announce that 10 lawyers have been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. “Best Lawyers was founded more than 40 years ago to recognize the exceptional accomplishments of top […]

Floyd J. Dugas named Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

By: Colleen Lafrancois

Senior Partner Floyd J. Dugas has been named a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows comprise a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Membership in the […]

HR or the FBI? Conducting a Reasonable Workplace Investigation

By: Rebecca Goldberg

When an employee complains about alleged wrongdoing at work, the Human Resources department (or anyone tasked with the function) is called upon to investigate and resolve the matter.  Sometimes there are video recordings of the misconduct; sometimes the matter boils down to the dreaded he-said/she-said.  This article outlines a few decisions employers must make when […]

Notices Required for CT Family and Medical Leave by July 1

By: Rebecca Goldberg

Virtually all private employers in Connecticut and are now required to provide job-protected family and medical leave.  In many cases, employees taking family and medical leave are eligible for compensation from the CT Paid Leave Authority. Beginning July 1, 2022, employers are required to provide every employee with written notice of their leave rights under […]

The End of Union Elections?

By: Christopher R. Henderson, Esq.

Many would consider a secret ballot election by a group of employees seeking to organize into a union an example of democracy at work.  In a union election, the employees hear from union representatives touting the benefits of unionization, while the employer gets an opportunity to inform the workers, within lawful means, about why unionization […]