Pullman & Comley - Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law

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Firm Profile: Pullman & Comley, LLC
850 Main Street
P.O. Box 7006
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06601-7006, United States
Phone: 203-330-2000
Fax: 203-576-8888
Areas of Practice
  • Labor & Employment Law
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Connecticut
  • New York
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Time Is Not On Your Side: Severson V. Heartland Woodcraft, Inc. And The Limits Of Reasonable Accommodations Under The ADA

Although less rare than the recent solar eclipse, common-sense results can be elusive when dealing with workplace discrimination lawsuits. The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, however, recently delivered…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

What Are the Limits of Reasonable Accommodation?

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to make reasonable accommodations to the known mental or physical limitations of an otherwise qualified individual. The Act defines a qualified individual as someone who,…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education, Labor & Employment Law

Attorney General Sessions And Justice Department Change Course On Recognizing Transgender Worker Rights Under Title VII

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has advised United States Attorneys across the country as well as federal agency heads that the Justice Department is reversing its prior position that Title VII of the Civil Rights…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

What To Expect From a Doctor’s Note

Employees who are absent from work for protracted periods of time due to illness or injury submit various types of medical documentation to their employers. Such documentation does not always provide a definite answer to an…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

The Regular Rate of Pay May Not Be As Obvious As It Seems

This blog has previously addressed various complications in establishing the regular rate of pay on which the calculation of overtime is based. To recap, overtime pay is calculated at the rate of one and one half times an…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Against Use of Fluctuating Workweek Method in Calculating Overtime Pay for Retail Employees

On August 17, 2017, in Williams v. General Nutrition Centers, Inc., the Connecticut Supreme Court invalidated the fluctuating workweek method of calculating overtime pay for retail employees who are paid in whole or in part by…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Overtime Update

What happened to the Obama administration’s proposed new rule on employee eligibility for overtime pay? Seven months into the Trump administration, do we know what to expect? Recent events provide some clarity on these…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

A Word To The Wise: Castleberry v. STI Group And The Expansion Of Liability For Hostile Work Environments

In David Lynch’s film Dune, a character proclaims that the protagonist “can kill with a word.” Although not quite as dramatic, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently held that an employer can violate…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

How Not to Fire: Lessons from President Trump for Employers.

Firing an employee does not usually make national headlines, but the recent firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Donald Trump was a notable exception. The headlines continued when President Trump appeared to offer…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Making Sure Your At-Will Employees Remain At-Will

Almost every state, including Connecticut, recognizes the doctrine of employment-at-will, meaning that in the absence of a contractual provision to the contrary, the employer or the employee can terminate the employment…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

When Can An Employee Quit and Sue?

You might think that before filing a lawsuit for wrongful discharge, an employee would have to actually be discharged, but that is not necessarily so. Employment law includes a principle known as “constructive discharge,” in…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Another Form of Workplace Harassment

Harassment is a form of workplace discrimination. The most well-known is sexual harassment, which can consist of unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors, but also includes conduct of a sexual nature which…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New York Employers, Beware of What You Ask Your Applicants and Employees: New York City’s Salary History Inquiry Ban

Because many of our clients are located in New York or have employees in New York, this blog post is the first of several posts on updates to New York, and New York City employment laws and regulations. More will follow in the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

What Is a Regulated Drug Test?

In 1987, the Connecticut legislature passed Public Act 87-551, entitled An Act Concerning Drug Testing in the Workplace, which imposed restrictions on employer-required drug testing (now found at Sections 31-51t et seq of the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

New Study Suggests Drug Use in Our Workforce is on the Rise ….How Can Employers Protect Themselves and Their Employees?

A recent study released by Quest Diagnostics reveals that drug use in the country’s workforce is on the rise. According to Quest’s analysis of more than ten million tests conducted in 2016, drug use among the combined US…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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