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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 […]

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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 […]

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New Law Limits Employer Access to Employee Personal Online Accounts

In its most recent session, Connecticut’s General Assembly passed a new bill that will affect nearly all employers when it comes to requiring an employee to provide access or passwords to their personal online accounts, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.   The Senate Bill (recently signed into law by Gov. Dannel Malloy), entitled “An Act Concerning […]

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Drafting Employment Documents

Most employers are well aware of the distinction between so-called “at-will” employment and employment pursuant to a contract for a defined period of time and/or requiring just cause for termination.  Although caveats abound (leading some employers to seek legal guidance prior to terminating any employee), in general, at-will employment can be terminated by either the […]

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