Pullman & Comley - Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law

New Guidance – Is that Rollover Contribution Valid?

Since 1992, the ability to move retirement money from one qualified plan to another qualified plan or individual retirement account has been simplified. One hiccup in this easing process has been determining the level of due…more

| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Workplace Bullying and The Law

Could Jonathan Martin successfully sue the Miami Dolphins and Richie Incognito for workplace bullying? Probably not. - For one reason or another, the existing array of legal claims do not cover much of what would be…more

| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury

Revamping Overtime Regulations: No Specifics Yet

President Obama announced this week that he is directing the Secretary of Labor to “modernize and streamline” existing overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. He characterized the current regulations as…more

| Labor & Employment Law

The Current State of Whistleblower Protections in Connecticut

In the employment context, a “whistleblower” is an employee who discloses the illegal practices of his employer, usually by a report or complaint to a public authority. There are a variety of statutory protections for…more

| Labor & Employment Law

Limits on Control of Employee Smoking

The recent announcement by CVS pharmacies to eliminate the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products prompts a review of the employment statutes that pertain to smoking by employees. In brief, employers can limit or…more

| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

What Can We Expect from this Connecticut General Assembly Session?

On February 6, 2014, the 2014 session of the Connecticut General Assembly began. Since this is an election year, the session will be relatively short, with adjournment scheduled for May 7, 2014. We can expect a plethora of…more

| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Good Cop or Bad Cop: The Public’s Right to Know

As you may have learned through media reports or your favorite television cop show, allegations of misdeeds by police officers usually proceed through a police department’s “Internal Affairs” [“IA”] investigation process. In…more

| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

What is a Workday?

Connecticut has an interesting statute, Conn. Gen. Stat. 31-21, which declares that “eight hours of labor performed in any one day by any one person shall be a legal day’s work unless otherwise agreed.” But what is the meaning…more

| Labor & Employment Law

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