On March 23rd, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Comcast Corp. v. National Assoc. of African-American-Owned Media, et al., 2020 WL 1325816 (U.S.). The Court’s decision in Comcast addresses the issue of causation under a race-based 42 U.S.C. § 1981...
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.
FAMILIES DO COME FIRST: NEW FEDERAL LAW PROVIDES PAID LEAVE TO WORKING PARENTS MANAGING THE VIRTUAL OFFICE AND VIRTUAL CLASSROOM
As employers and employees navigate the new COVID-19 virtual workplace, perhaps the hardest hit are those working parents now forced to manage the demands of a workday, as well as the demands of children who are home and adjusting to their new virtual classroom. As a...
TEN IMPORTANT LEGAL QUESTIONS FOR CT EMPLOYERS IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
This unprecedented pandemic and governmental response to it poses a wide variety of questions for employers trying to be good corporate citizens, take care of their staff, keep their enterprises afloat and comply with a fast-changing array of legal obligations. Here...
Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave
IRS Press Release
MARKET MATTERS: Time’s Almost Up — Mandated sexual harassment training deadline looms for CT businesses
With the media focused on Harvey Weinstein’s trial and conviction, we are seeing firsthand the reverberating impact of the #MeToo movement. It should serve as a reminder that Connecticut has a new law with a looming deadline for businesses to take required action....
Connecticut Post: Worker rights questions loom as COVID-19 continues spread
Worker rights questions loom as COVID-19 continues spread
News 8: Known your rights in the workplace: attorney answers questions regarding employee rights amid coronavirus concerns
Known your rights in the workplace: attorney answers questions regarding employee rights amid coronavirus concerns
Connecticut News 12 – Attorney gives advice to employees, employers affected by COVID-19
Attorney gives advice to employees, employers affected by COVID-19
Wage laws for tipped employees
In Connecticut, there are different wage laws for employees in the service industry. This is common in every state. Employers can pay employees who receive tips less than minimum wage. However, according to the Connecticut Department of Labor, there are restrictions...