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Large CT Employers Must Remember the Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law

By: Rebecca Goldberg

With all the changes to the paid leave landscape surrounding the availability of paid family and medical leave in the private sector, many Connecticut employers have questions about or have overlooked their obligations under the Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law (CPSLL).  The CPSLL went into effect in 2012, yet many employers are not clear on […]

New CT Domestic Violence Poster Required

By: Rebecca Goldberg

While you are updating your EEOC poster, be sure to add the latest poster from the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities regarding domestic violence.  The new poster is available here. In case you missed it, Connecticut employers are now obligated to provide a reasonable leave of absence to seek attention for injuries caused by […]

CHRO Report: Employment Discrimination Claims Fall 10%

By: Christopher M. Hodgson, Esq.

The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities recently released its Annual Case Processing Report for the fiscal year July 1, 2021 through June 20, 2022. What can employers take away from the reported statistics? To start, fewer charges of employment discrimination were filed in the last fiscal year.   While CHRO has expanded its authority since a 2019 […]

Time to Update Workplace Posters

By: Rebecca Goldberg

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner updated its workplace poster.  Effective immediately, employers should replace their “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster with the poster available at here. Employers should take this opportunity to check that they have the correct workplace postings to comply with state and federal law.  Failure to do so can result […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reminder – Connecticut Minimum Wage Rises to $14 Per Hour on July 1st

By: Rebecca Goldberg

Reminder – Connecticut employers must begin paying $14 per hour to their employees, effective July 1, 2022.  For hotel and restaurant employees who normally receive sufficient gratuities, the employer must pay at least $6.38 per hour ($8.23 for bartenders) under the new minimum wage, but the employee must still make at least $14 per hour […]