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Required Use of New I-9 Form

While employers were granted a reprieve from implementing the regulations regarding overtime rates (see previous article), other changes impacting employers proceed unabated.  One such change that might go unnoticed is the requirement to begin using, no later than January 22, 2017, the revised I-9 employment eligibility verification form issued by United States Citizenship and Immigration […]

Prepare Now BUT WAIT For Implementation of New FLSA Wage and Hour Rules

Only 10 days prior to the December 1, 2016 effective date of the new rules relating to payment of employee overtime (see preceding article), a federal judge has issued an injunction barring implementation of the rule.  For employers who had not yet taken steps to prepare for the rule change, the Texas court’s ruling may […]

Prepare Now For Implementation of New FLSA Wage and Hour Rules

On May 18, 2016, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor announced new rules relating to payment of employee overtime, to become effective December 1, 2016. The updated rules were adopted in large part to address concerns with the existing low salary threshold used in connection with identifying those executive, administrative […]

Concerns Relating to Pay Secrecy

You plan to reward an employee with a raise.  However, because you don’t intend to give an increase to the employee’s less-effective co-worker, you tell him to keep quiet about his new salary.  Seems reasonable, right? Not so fast!  As of July 2015, Connecticut employers may not prohibit employees from disclosing or discussing their rate […]

Interns Gain Certain Legal Protections Enjoyed By Employees

Effective October 1, 2015, a new Connecticut law will provide unpaid interns, who technically may not be considered “employees,” with the same protections against discrimination and harassment as are already provided to full-fledged employees.  As a result, interns will be able to file complaints with the CHRO and potentially pursue causes of action in court […]