Shipman & Goodwin LLP

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

NAIS and TABS Task Force Issue Final Report on Educator Sexual Misconduct

The Independent School Task Force on Educator Sexual Misconduct has released its final report, Prevention and Response: Recommendations for Independent School Leaders. This report incorporates feedback submitted in response to…more
 /  Education, Labor & Employment Law

Connecticut Bankruptcy Court Rejects Claw Back of Parent Plus Loan Proceeds

Back in December 2017, we wrote about Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees’ attempts to claw back the distribution of Parent Plus loan proceeds to college and universities when the parent that obtained the loan for their child’s…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Education, Finance & Banking

The Certainty of Publicity of a Newly-Filed Lawsuit

It happened again, last week. An employer was sued. Wait, what’s that? A new lawsuit gets filed EVERY day against employers? (Actually, in federal court, at least 11885 employment lawsuits were filed in 2017. Far more than…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

Timing Is Everything When Firing Someone

A recent decision from a federal court in Connecticut serves as a reminder of something you will likely hear whenever you consult a lawyer about the possibility of terminating an employee. Has the employee recently engaged in…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

You’re Fired! — No, I Quit!

You’ve agonized over firing an employee. You hired her over a year ago and it just isn’t working out. The employee is kind, conscientious and punctual, but just doesn’t have the skills needed for the particular position…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Avoiding Mistakes in Responding to Accommodation Requests

Working understaffed is never easy for managers or the rest of the work force. The concern about getting the work done creates pressures on everyone…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Sixth Circuit: Title VII Prohibits Discrimination Based on Transgender and/or Transitioning Status

Less than one week after the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its own…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Plan Now to Retain Your Workforce: The Uncertain Future of Employment Authorization for H-4 Dependent Spouses

Certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-lB visa holders have been eligible for U.S. employment authorization, following a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) rule change in May 2015. Since that time, thousands of spouses…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

New “PAID” Program Allows Employers to Resolve FLSA Violations and Avoid Penalties

The Trump administration has already reversed or changed several positions taken by the Department of Labor (DOL) under the Obama administration. That trend continues with the DOL’s announcement of the forthcoming Payroll Audit…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Reed College faces Union vote among its student housing advisors

Union organizing among students is not just limited to teaching assistants. Other students who are being paid and supervised by a college or university may select a bargaining representative, at least, until the Labor Board gets…more
 /  Education, Labor & Employment Law

No Longer a Modest Proposal – A Limited “Amnesty” for Wage/Hour Violations Coming

Three years ago, I floated the idea that perhaps an agency could come up with a modest “amnesty” program that would give employers a chance to get into compliance with FLSA laws, without facing the draconian consequences such an…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

False Claims Act 2017 Report Card: $2.4 Billion Recovered

On December 21, 2017, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued its yearly report card describing its most noteworthy settlements in fiscal year 2017 with healthcare providers under the False Claims Act (FCA).1 In addition to…more
 /  Government Contracting, Health

Another Anniversary of the Lottery Shootings – Has Anything Changed?

Ten years ago today, I wrote about the then-Tenth Anniversary of one of the horrible events that made a lasting impact on Connecticut employers. I recounted the Connecticut Lottery shootings that happened a decade earlier…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Reasonable Accommodation Can Be a Matter Of Opinion

When employers consider whether or not to make an adjustment in job duties or work schedule in order to accommodate an employee with a disability, the question is complicated by the fact that the answer may depend on an opinion,…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

When You’re Sick, Can You Get Better For the Right “Price”?

Earlier this week, as I peeked up from my bed covers, I heard the lovely, comforting sound I heard when I was a kid. “Come on Down!”…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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