Joshua Hawks-Ladds

Joshua Hawks-Ladds

Pullman & Comley, LLC

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EEOC Issues New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

Clients often call with questions regarding their need to provide accommodations to pregnant women. In fact, I received such a call last week and was working through a particularly complicated issue when the Equal Employment...more

7/16/2014 - EEOC Employee Rights Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination

Amendements to Connecticut’s Paid Sick Leave Law

Important amendments to the Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Act were included in this year’s legislation passed by the Legislature and expected to be signed by Governor Malloy....more

5/13/2014 - Employee Rights Paid Leave Sick Leave

Supreme Court Decision on Departing Employees & Releasing Workers’ Compensation Claims Against Employer

The Connecticut Supreme Court recently released a decision, SC19085 that puts to bed an issue that frequently arises when employers attempt to have departing employees release ALL claims against the company – including...more

11/15/2013 - Employer Liability Issues Employment Contract Workplace Injury

Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association Seminar Summary

On October 29 and November 12, members of Pullman & Comley, LLC’s Labor, Employment Law and Employee Benefits Department presented an intensive seminar to the Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association. Significant...more

11/14/2013 - Automotive Industry Disability DOL Drug Testing FMLA Reasonable Accommodation

Supreme Court Hears Argument on Latest “Donning” and “Doffing” Wage Case

Thursday, the United States Supreme Court heard argument in another “donning and doffing” case. Donning and doffing refers to the need for employees to put on (“don”) and take off (“doff”) clothing as part of their job. The...more

11/11/2013 - Compliance Doffing Donning Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues FLSA SCOTUS Wages Workplace Attire

What's the One Thing Missing from Most Employee Handbooks?

In your experience, what's the one thing most employers overlook when putting together an employee handbook? The answer to that question depends on whom you ask - and, for a legal perspective, we put it to leading employment...more

10/16/2013 - Confidentiality Disability Employee Handbooks FMLA Hiring & Firing Legal Perspectives Non-Solicitation Agreements Reasonable Accommodation Religion Social Media Policy Termination

Avionics Technologies Inc. v. Ult-Mate Connector Inc.

Memorandum of Decision on Motion to Compel arbitration

Connecticut Superior Court granted motion to compel arbitration. Superior Court found that the State of Connecticut Sales Representative Commission Statute is preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act....more

4/21/2011

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