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Firm Profile: Robinson & Cole LLP
280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103-3597, United States
Phone: (860) 275-8200
Fax: (860) 275-8299
Areas of Practice
  • Environmental Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
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100+ Attorneys

OSHA: Disclosure of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Due Next Week

As we outlined last year, OSHA recently revised its recording and reporting regulation to require certain employers to submit injury and illness data to OSHA on an annual basis for posting on OSHA’s website. The deadline for…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

New York Paid Family Leave Obligations for Manufacturers

Effective January 1, 2018, employees of manufacturers working in New York State may be eligible for paid family leave. The NY Paid Family Leave Law (“PFLL”) is both broader than and more narrow than the federal Family and…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Trap for the Unwary: How A Manufacturer Can Assure Itself That New York Law Will Apply To Its Contracts

We review a lot of manufacturing contracts for our clients. As most people know, there are often clauses that dictate what law will apply if there is a dispute (a.k.a. “choice of law” clauses) and where that dispute will be…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Buckle Up for 2018: New Overtime Regulations Manufacturing Confusion

Readers of this blog may recognize I have spilled a good deal of ink over the last two years discussing the impact of the Obama Administration’s efforts to increase the minimum salary for certain employees to be considered…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Settlement with Swedish Telecom Giant Falls Just Short of First $1 Billion FCPA Resolution

In September, the U.S. government announced a nearly $1 billion FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) settlement with the Swedish telecommunications company Telia. The total monetary payment in this global resolution makes it…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade

New York City’s Salary History Ban Takes Effect October 31

Effective October 31, 2017, New York City becomes another jurisdiction making it unlawful for manufacturers and other employers to ask most job applicants for information about their prior or current salary, compensation or…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

The Rise of Vapor Intrusion

We have all been involved in investigating and remediating sites with soil and groundwater contamination. But another form of contamination has been recently gaining attention—vapor intrusion…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Hurricanes Force Manufacturers to Consider Impact on Employees

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused widespread property damage and flooding, and some manufacturers may not be able to reopen their businesses for several months. To assist followers of this blog, I have set out below a few of…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Supply Chain Problems After The Hurricanes: What Manufacturers Should Be Aware Of

As the recovery effort continues after Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, some manufacturers are starting to deal with supply chain slowdowns or shortages. The most widely reported issue that impacts both manufacturers and…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

Superfund Reform May Be a Slow Go

As we previously reported, the current administration set out to make Superfund reform a priority. Shortly after taking over as EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt convened a task force to provide recommendations for restructuring…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Breaking News: Manufacturers Breathe Relief as Court Strikes Down DOL Overtime Rule

The United States District Court for the District of Texas issued a broad decision today invalidating the U.S. Department of Labor’s attempt to amend the so-called “White Collar” Exemption by doubling the minimum salary paid to…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

No “Summer Slow-Down” for Manufacturers – Regulatory Changes Continue

Readers of this space may recall my recent posts highlighting court and legislative changes to employment laws, regulations and policies affecting manufacturers. See e.g. “‘Manufacturing’ Law: Courts Also Move to Fill the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

TSCA Implementation Update: EPA Finalizes Framework Rules and Announces Scope For First Risk Evaluations

TSCA Framework Rules Promulgated - As we outlined last year, the Toxic Substances Control Act (“TSCA”) was recently updated to provide EPA with much broader authority to regulate “existing” chemical substances (i.e., those…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

The False Claims Act: Why It Is Relevant To All Manufacturers

The False Claims Act (FCA) is a major civil enforcement tool used by the federal government to redress fraud causing monetary loss to the government. In the 2016 fiscal year, the federal government recovered over $4.7 billion…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Government Contracting

The DOL Seeks to Change the Tide

While local state and city governments have been working to expand the scope of workplace protections, the Federal government has begun “undoing” some of the aggressive advancements of the Obama Administration…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Franchise Law
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