Pullman & Comley - Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law

The Proper Response When an Employer Learns That an Absence Might Be Protected By FMLA

Regulations enforcing the state and federal Family and Medical Leave Acts (note: FMLA is applicable to employers with at least 50 employees) require an employee to give 30 days’ advance notice when the need for leave is…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Employers Have Flexibility in Applying the Professional Exemption

The basic premise of the Fair Labor Standards Act with regard to overtime pay is that all employees are to be paid overtime unless they qualify for an exemption. Among the exemptions are the three categories known as “white…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Post-Friedrichs, The Agency Fee Ground Is Still Shaking Mightily, But For A Different Reason

Agency fee contract provisions in collective bargaining agreements that require public sector bargaining unit employees, as a condition of employment, to pay the union for the cost of contract administration, grievance…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Education, Labor & Employment Law

Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Speaks: March 2016

The General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee was active before its March 17, 2016 deadline for approving bills, voting favorably and advancing many bills out of committee…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Employee Separation Agreements – A Refresher, Part Three

My first two posts on this topic have discussed provisions that must – under federal law, specifically the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act – be included in employee separation agreements if the employee’s release of…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

The Connecticut Supreme Court Gets an “A”

There are several facets to the question of whether a person who provides services to a business is an employee or an independent contractor. This classification issue affects whether tax withholding is applied to compensation,…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Another Loss for the Claim That College Athletes Are Employees

Last year the National Labor Relations Board ruled that it did not have jurisdiction to consider a petition by undergraduate football players at Northwestern University for recognition of a union and collective bargaining…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Education, Labor & Employment Law

The Return of “Mental-Mental:” Will Workers Compensation Again Be Extended to Cover Emotional Trauma?

As my partner Mark Sommaruga observed in a recent post, the current term of the General Assembly may consider extending workers compensation coverage to employees who suffer purely emotional trauma, without a causative physical…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: February 25th Public Hearing

On Thursday, February 25, 2016, the General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee will conduct a public hearing on several proposed bills. One of the bills to be discussed would prevent employers from requiring job…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: February 16th Public Hearing

On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, the General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee will conduct a public hearing on the following proposed bills..…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

What Can Employers Expect from the 2016 Connecticut General Assembly Session?

On February 3, 2016, the 2016 session of the Connecticut General Assembly began. The session is scheduled to adjourn on May 4, 2016. Numerous proposed bills affecting Connecticut employers and employees will be unleashed…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Fourth Circuit Court Of Appeals Holds That Gender Normed Physical Fitness Tests Do Not Run Afoul Of Title VII

As we are all aware, Title VII of the Civil Rights act of 1964 prohibits, among other things, discrimination in employment on the basis of sex. This prohibition extends not only to intentionally discriminatory conduct, but also…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employee Separation Agreements – A Refresher (The Sequel)

In our last post on this topic, we reviewed the essential elements of a valid employee separation agreement that includes an employee’s release of claims against the employer (i.e., the agreement must be made knowingly and…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Must An Employer Tolerate Truly Obnoxious Employee Speech That Is Not Job-Related?

There is a tenured professor at Florida Atlantic University School of Communications and Multi-Media Studies who has gained notoriety because of his public statements, including a blog, which claim that virtually every mass…more
| Constitutional Law, Education, Labor & Employment Law

Deadline Extended For ACA Information Reporting Forms

The IRS has extended the deadlines for furnishing to employees the new Forms 1095 and filing these Forms with the IRS. The Forms are designed to confirm compliance with the employer and individual health insurance mandates…more
| Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation
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