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CHRO Further Extends Deadline for Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

The CHRO has further extended the deadline for Sexual Harassment Prevention Training until February 9, 2021. This provides employers with an additional five weeks to fulfill their training requirements after the CHRO previously extended the original October 1, 2020 deadline to January 1, 2021. Like the previous deadline extension, this is a blanket extension applicable […]

Executive Orders Extended into 2021

Effectively immediately, Governor Lamont today issued Executive Order 9L, which reissues all current unexpired executive orders – effectively extending them to February 21, 2021, unless earlier modified or terminated. Today’s Order also extends any unexpired agency or municipal orders, rules, directive, or guidance issued pursuant to any unexpired Executive Orders, unless earlier modified or terminated […]

DOL Updates FFCRA Guidance (Again) as Schools Reopen

Late last week, the U.S. Department of Labor updated its guidance on emergency leave benefits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to address leave eligibility questions related to childcare issues presented as schools prepare to welcome students back (in some fashion). As the start of the school year fast approaches, employers are being inundated […]

Reminder – Connecticut Minimum Wage Rises to $12 on September 1

With all the changes to the employment law landscape in light of the coronavirus pandemic, it would be easy to lose sight of the minimum wage increase effective September 1, 2020. Connecticut employers must begin paying $12 per hour to their employees on September 1, 2020. For hotel and restaurant employees who normally receive sufficient […]

Mask Requirement Modified to Require Documentation for Medical Exemption

Mask refusers in Connecticut now must supply medical documentation in order to be in a public space or in the workplace without a mask or cloth face covering.  Executive Order 7NNN modifies the state’s earlier mask requirement, which provided that those with medical excuses need not wear a mask and could not be asked to […]

Federal Court Strikes Down Parts of DOL Rule on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

A federal judge in New York struck down portions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Rule on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), leaving substantive changes to the legal landscape. The DOL could appeal the decision and if so, it is possible that implementation will be stayed.  However, since this has not yet occurred, […]

Connecticut Clarifies Travel Restrictions

After updating its travel restrictions by Executive Order (more information here), the State of Connecticut added some key clarifying details to its FAQ.  The travel restrictions require individuals traveling from designated “Affected States” to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Connecticut, subject to limited exceptions. The FAQ now explains what is meant by “self-quarantine,” so […]

Connecticut Revises Travel Restrictions

Nearly a month after Connecticut instituted a travel advisory requiring certain travelers to self-quarantine upon entry to the state, Governor Lamont issued a new executive order that gives some teeth to the measure.  Executive Order 7III repeals the travel advisory contained in Executive Order 7BBB and replaces it with a mandatory self-quarantine enforceable through fines.  […]