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

Legislative Update: Pregnancy Discrimination Protections Under State Law Changing?

On Tuesday, May 23rd, the Connecticut House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a measure that would greatly expand the already broad anti-discrimination provision that exist under Connecticut law. The bill, House Bill…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – May, 2017 #3

Dear Legal Mailbag: I am new to my position as principal of a small elementary school and, frankly, I am surprised at how low energy my teachers are. It seems to me that they do the absolute minimum whenever they…more
 /  Education, Labor & Employment Law

Redesigned Permanent Resident Card and Employment Authorization Documents

As we mentioned in an earlier post, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (also known as the Green Card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) as part…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

A Harbinger For Some U.S. Visa Applicants of More Rigorous Vetting and Longer Waits for U.S. Visas?

On March 6th, President Trump issued a Memorandum Seeking Rigorous Evaluation of All Grounds of Inadmissibility. As a direct result of the March 6th Memorandum, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has submitted a request to the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

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

Dear Legal Mailbag: When I signed up to be an administrator, I never realized what expansive rights nosy people have under the Freedom of Information Act. I understand that the public has the right to know certain things, but…more
 /  Administrative Law, Education

In Firing Employees, A Bit of Humanity Still Helps

Your employee that you are firing should not hear about his firing from a television report first. I suppose that would seem an obvious rule to follow…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Citing Statistics, Yankee Institute Critical of CHRO - Again

This week, the Yankee Institute for Public Policy, a self-described “free market” think tank, issued an article suggesting that Connecticut had nearly the same number of discrimination complaints as our neighboring state,…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

USCIS Announces Targeted Use of Site Visits to Certain H-1B Employers to Detect H-1B Visa Fraud and Abuse

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced in April multiple measures to deter and detect H-1B visa fraud and abuse. The H-1B visa program is meant to help U.S. companies recruit highly skilled foreign nationals…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

See You In Court! – May 2017

As Chair of the Finance Committee of the Nutmeg Board of Education, new Board member Penny Pincher is deeply concerned about the budget next year. Given the uncertainties regarding state funding, Seymour Dollars, venerable…more
 /  Administrative Law, Education

Employment Law Letter - Spring 2017

Some time ago, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a focus on what it saw as a workplace trend, namely the characterization of people performing functions that are an integral part of the employer’s business (not plumbers or…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Update on Nonqualified Stock Options and Statutory Limitations on Refunds Claims

In Allen v. Commissioner, 324 Conn. 292 (2016), the Connecticut Supreme Court did not permit a Connecticut taxpayer to seek a refund in connection with a late-filed tax return because the return was filed more than three years…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Securities Law, Taxation

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – May, 2017

Dear Legal Mailbag: I was just appointed principal of my school last fall. Despite my charming personality, I find that I am not the most popular person in my building. Originally published in the CAS Weekly Newsletter -…more
 /  Education, Labor & Employment Law

Fourth Circuit Reverses Preliminary Injunction in Transgender Student Rights Case; Adds its Two Cents

In March of 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States remanded the high profile transgender student rights case, Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. ex rel. Grimm, no 16-273, to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals for…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights

Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") Announces New Office for Victims of Illegal Immigrant Crime

DHS Secretary John F. Kelly announced yesterday the official launch of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office (“VOICE”), designed to assist victims of crimes committed…more
 /  Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

Two Notable Immigration Developments

Employers Should Review USCIS Fillable Forms I-9 Completed Based on Download From USCIS Website Between November 14 and November 17, 2016 for Social Security Number Glitch - Any employer who used the revised fillable Form…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law
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