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COVID-19 and the Family and Medical Leave Act Questions and Answers

The information below is copied from the U.S. DOL website and provided here in an effort to assist those dealing with COVID-19 FMLA issues.  If you or your employees are out with the flu or are caring for ill family members, check with the Department of Labor (DOL) for information on whether such leave is […]


Connecticut DOL Provides COVID-19 Guidance

The information below is copied from the Connecticut DOL website and provided here in an effort to assist those dealing with COVID-19 employment issues. Frequently asked questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19) for workers and employers This guidance is for general informational purposes only, and is not to be used as a substitute for relevant state statutes. […]


New Overtime Rules May Impact Classification of Overtime-Exempt Employees

The U.S. Department of Labor announced today the issuance of a new rule that directly impacts which employees may properly be classified as “salaried overtime exempt.”  Specifically, the rule increases the compensation level required in order for employees to meet the salary portion of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime exemption test.  Beginning January […]


New Legal Requirements Regarding Sexual Harassment Training and Compliance Resources

In the 2019 legislative session, the Connecticut General Assembly passed, and Governor Lamont signed, Public Acts 19-16 and 19-93, which together constitute legislation referred to as the Time’s Up Act. Among other changes to the CHRO process, this legislation establishes new rules and requirements regarding sexual harassment training and education. These provisions and requirements go […]


“Cat’s Paw” Liability – Employer’s liability for an employee’s discriminatory conduct

Several months ago, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision that warrants attention by employers. The case involved the following essential facts: After receiving unwanted sexual photographs from a co-worker, the recipient (a New York ambulance company employee named Vasquez) reported the incident to her supervisor and filed a formal complaint with the […]


COVID-19 Notice

We are closed to the public for your safety and ours, but we remain as dedicated as ever to working on our clients’ cases. In these uncertain times, we recognize that, now more than ever, employers may be in need of legal services. If your business needs legal assistance, please call us at 860-890-7212, and we will be pleased to discuss how we can be of help.