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Connecticut Medical Marijuana Law Protects Employees and Is Not Preempted by Federal Drug Laws

Ever since Connecticut allowed employees to obtain and use medical marijuana, employers have wondered whether, under certain circumstances, federal law would preempt the state law. A recent federal district court case has now...more

Breaking News: Judge Stops New Overtime Rule

Just in time for the holiday season, employers have a reason to be thankful. On November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime...more

New OSHA Rule Restricts Post-Accident Drug Testing -- Enforcement Begins November 1, 2016

Federal law has traditionally imposed very few limitations or requirements on drug testing of employees. That changes on August 10, 2016, when a new reporting rule issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration...more

Connecticut General Assembly Addresses Several Employment-Related Bills in Shortened Session

The “short” session of the Connecticut General Assembly’s biennial term ended on May 4, but there were several employment-related bills that passed in the session’s final days and hours. While most of these bills are still...more

Independent Contractor Ruling: A Deeper Dive

As I return from some time off, my colleagues, Gary Starr and Chris Engler, have dug a bit deeper into the Connecticut Supreme Court decision from last week and issued this alert which we have also sent to clients. A...more

The Test for Independent Contractors and Unemployment Taxes Made Friendlier

A deeply divided Connecticut Supreme Court recently issued a long-awaited decision, Standard Oil v. Administrator, regarding who is an independent contractor. The reason this is significant is that companies that utilize the...more

BREAKING: CT Supreme Court Gives Employers Using Independent Contractors A Big Victory

Late this morning, the Connecticut Supreme Court released one of its most important decisions on employment law in years. I’ve been talking about it prior posts but its decision is a welcome surprise for employers who feared...more

New Prohibitions on Discrimination for Unpaid Interns

On June 19, 2015, the governor signed into law a series of protections for unpaid interns. The new law, Public Act No. 15-56, extends the prohibitions on discrimination and harassment from the Connecticut Fair Employment...more

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