Shipman & Goodwin LLP

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One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103-1919, United States
Phone: (860) 251-5000
Fax: (860) 251-5099
Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • New York
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Does Sorry Have to be the Hardest Word in the Workplace?

When was the last time you said you’re sorry to someone at work. Last week? Last month? Last year? Never? There isn’t a right answer to this but I was thinking about this yesterday on the Jewish New Year…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

You Don’t Be THAT Person on Someone Else’s Holiday

Today marks Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and one of the holiest days of the Jewish year. But it’s a day of business to many…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Department of Labor Releases New Pregnancy Discrimination Poster

Last week I talked about the new state law regarding pregnancy discrimination that is going into effect on October 1, 2017. In that post, I mentioned a new notice that was required to comply with the law…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – September, 2017 #2

Dear Legal Mailbag: I was surprised to receive a letter the other day addressed to me as school principal with the Connecticut Department of Corrections as the return address. I opened the letter and read that it was from a…more
 /  Criminal Law, Education, Family Law, Privacy

Calling President An Idiot May Be Protected Speech (But Maybe Not)

“President Trump is a Big Fat Idiot” or, for that matter, “Secretary Clinton is a Sore Loser.” Let’s suppose you see one of your employees tweeting one of these expressions on Twitter during non-work hours from a personal…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

BREAKING: Budget Implementer Bill Contains Big Proposed FMLA Changes for Connecticut

Late this morning, the proposed bill implementing the state’s budget (a so-called “budget implementer”) was finally released. And like years past, the bill contains some nuggets that are seemingly unrelated to a budget…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Diving In: Your Company Is More Than Your Employee Handbook

Yesterday, I made a spectacular dive. Unfortunately, it was not in a pool. It was in the middle of the street…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Equal Access in the Digital Age: OCR Ramps Up Investigations into Website Accessibility

Consider the fact that we now live in a digital age, with limitless information at our fingertips, accessible (to many of us) with a few keystrokes or a simple voice command into our now ubiquitous cell phones. Now consider…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Education

Two Weeks Until New Protections for Pregnant Employees Become Effective

For those unfamiliar with the way a lot of Connecticut laws get implemented, October 1st could seem like just another day. (Though for my kids, they would be impressed that it was a different October 1st in 1982 that EPCOT…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Claim for Job Applicants Remain Viable

A lot has been made of the recent district court decision on legal job protections for qualifying medical marijuana patients. But the decision has another piece that has been overlooked and which may cause employers some…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Department of Education Announces Intention to Review and Replace Title IX Regulations Concerning Sexual Harassment and Violence

On Thursday, September 7, in a speech by U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy Devos, the Department announced that it would undertake a review of its current Title IX enforcement guidance concerning campus-based sexual…more
 /  Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education

DHS Rescinds Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): What You Need to Know About the End of DACA

On September 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiated the orderly phase out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DHS will provide a limited, six-month window during which it…more
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Not Giving Employees Something (Namely a Discrimination Complaint) To Talk About

There’s an old(?) Bonnie Raitt song that my parents used to listen to when I was in college called “Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About”. It’s about a crush, but the intro could be just as applicable to a new court decision…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week - September, 2017

Dear Legal Mailbag: Does HIPAA permit a physician or covered entity to release physical exam results to the school nurse, without prior authorization, for the purposes of permitting a student to participate in school…more
 /  Education, Health, Privacy

CT Medical Marijuana Law Protects Employees; Not Preempted By Federal Drug Laws

Labor Day has come and gone. Summer is over. Can we all stop listening to Despacito now. (Please?) But it’s time to look at a decision that came out during the dog days of summer that might have been overlooked. A recent…more
 /  Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law
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