Pullman & Comley - Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law

When Going to Work is Work: McMorris v. New Haven and the Workers’ Compensation Act

Generally speaking, our workers’ compensation laws provide certain benefits for injuries arising out of or in the course of employment. Certain employees (police officers and firefighters) are referred to as “portal to portal”…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

The Electrician Is An Independent Contractor; The Uber Driver Isn’t

When I talk to businesspeople about the legal differences between employees and independent contractors, I often offer the electrician who comes to the office to fix a wiring problem as the paradigmatic independent contractor. …more
| Labor & Employment Law

A Return Of “Common Sense” To The Courtroom? DC Circuit Concludes That AT&T Connecticut Was Justified In Banning Employees From Wearing “Prisoner Of AT$T” Shirts In Customer Homes

How would you feel if a telephone or cable repair person showed up at your residence wearing a t-shirt that said “Inmate”? In Southern New England Telephone Company v. National Labor Relations Board the United States Court of…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Discrimination at Any Age

In the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), 29 U.S.C. § 621 et seq, Congress in 1967 prohibited discrimination in employment because of a person’s age, but limited the protections of the law to individuals who are at…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Texts, Lies and Footballs: Tom Brady, “Deflategate,” and What’s Next?

Since we last discussed “Deflategate,” New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady appealed his four-game suspension resulting from the NFL’s finding that he had committed “conduct detrimental to the league,” based on 1) his…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

Employer Required to Reimburse Employee For Medical Marijuana Treatment

The Court of Appeals of New Mexico issued a decision last week that many employers believe flies in the face of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. §§ 801 (“CSA”), and the Justice Department’s August 29, 2013 Memorandum. …more
| Administrative Law, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

You Can’t Just WISPer – Employers Must Publish or Display Security Policies

WISP is the acronym for Written Information Security Policy. The information at issue is an individual’s personal information and identifiers, such as a Social Security number, driver’s license number, credit or debit card or…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Restrictive Covenants – A Close Call Goes The Employer’s Way

A very recent federal court decision, A.H. Harris & Sons, Inc. v. Naso, 2015 WL 1420132 (D.Conn.), illustrates how judges weigh various facts when deciding to grant or deny a preliminary injunction in a restrictive covenant…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Proposed New Overtime Rule: More Time or More Money?

For the past year, the U.S. Department of Labor has been working on new federal overtime regulations, which Jon Orleans reported in this blog last March [March 14, 2014, Revamping Overtime Regulations: No Specifics Yet] The…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Recent Colorado Supreme Court Decision on Medical Marijuana Highlights Risks Facing Employers in Connecticut Who Seek to Enforce Drug Free Workplace Policies

As many of our clients know, we frequently train and counsel employers on the implications of Connecticut’s medical marijuana law in the workplace. Although medical marijuana use remains illegal under federal law, Connecticut’s…more
| Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

Lessons For The NFL And Employers From “Deflategate”

To begin with, full disclosure: I am a lifelong New England Patriots fan (and season ticket holder). However, as an attorney I am trained to be objective. The aftermath of the “Deflategate” investigation should be of interest…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

The Aftermath: Developments From The 2015 Session of The Connecticut General Assembly Affecting The Workplace

The 2015 session of the Connecticut General Assembly has just concluded. The following is a concise description of employment-related bills that were passed by the General Assembly that may be of interest. A more comprehensive…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Successor Liability for Discrimination Claims

Since most businesses are organized in a corporate form, the typical defendant in an employment discrimination lawsuit is a corporation. If a corporate defendant is dissolved during the course of the lawsuit and has few or no…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Mergers & Acquisitions

The Basic Steps for an Employer to Comply with the Uniformed Services Leave Act

Since the law has been on the books for over a decade, most employers know that employees serving in our armed services who are called to active or reserve duty are entitled to job reinstatement, within certain parameters, once…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Military Law

Bad News, Good News: Disability Discrimination Plaintiff Sometimes Need Not Show He Was Qualified, But May Never Recover Punitive Damages

In a decision to be officially released on May 19, 2015, the Connecticut Appellate Court has addressed two interesting issues in the state law of employment discrimination, one of which is of considerable importance (and…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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