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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  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • New York
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

An Immigrant Story: Best Left Untold in Interview Process

Recently, I had the opportunity to see Rags, a new revival now running at the classic Goodspeed Opera House. I don’t often do theater reviews on this site, but I give it a thumbs up…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

The Rise of Smartphone-Fueled, Social-Media-Addicted Smartphone Zombies

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak to the IASA Northeastern Conference on a favorite topic of mine of late — Privacy and Data Breaches in the workplace. Of course, that sounds kinda of boring…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

You’ve Concluded Something “Inappropriate” Occurred in the Workplace. What’s Next?

The supervisor did it. Yep, you’ve concluded that he sent unwanted texts to his subordinate telling her she looked “beautiful.” Maybe even stopped by her hotel room unannounced one night at a conference for a “nightcap”…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

USCIS Issues Scam Alert for Employers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is warning that some employers are receiving scam emails requesting Form I-9 information. The emails appear to come from USCIS, from a fraudulent email address:…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

If Sexual Harassment Prevention Training is Broken, What's the Fix?

With a new wave of sex harassment complaints making headlines, there is also a bit of reflection that should happen at workplaces and the lawfirms that counsel them. One area that we can evaluate is whether the training that…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – November, 2017

Dear Legal Mailbag: My brother-in-law is a first-shift foreman at our local Skippy Peanut Butter factory, and he has offered to make the factory available for field trips for our middle school students. I think that he and…more
 /  Education

No Fingerprinting as a Religious Accommodation? Yes, Says Court

You wouldn’t think that fingerprinting would be brought into the world of religious accommodations. After all, the importance of background checks cannot be denied, particularly when the prospective employee is going to work…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – October, 2017 #5

Dear Legal Mailbag: Last week, I was watching YouTube, and I saw this great speech by some admiral about how making one’s bed every morning is the key to success. I was quite inspired, and I thought that the teachers at the…more
 /  Education, Labor & Employment Law

See You In Court! – November 2017

As the football season wound down in Nutmeg, Bob Bombast went on a Facebook rant against the players in the NFL who take a knee during the playing of the National Anthem. Coach Rock, veteran coach at Nutmeg Memorial High School…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Education

The End of Tip Pooling Cases Against Hospitality Industry?

Late yesterday, various press reports signaled what could be the beginning of the end for 2011 Department of Labor guidance that had greatly expanded legal claims against restaurants. The 2011 rule barred businesses (mainly…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week - October, 2017 #4

Dear Legal Mailbag: A few weeks ago, I received a phone call from an outside therapist who is seeing one of my students who refuses to come to school. I did not have a release to speak to this individual but, without…more
 /  Education, Family Law

When is an Employee Issue a Legal Issue (and When Is it HR)?

A while back, I had a good discussion with a colleague on a topic with no real firm answers. No, it wasn’t on whether the Yankees are better franchise than the Red Sox…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Whatever Happened To...The Wage Claim of Strippers (Or, “Exotic Dancers”) As Employees?

Back in 2011, I discussed a titillating case of strip club dancers (or, a decision says, “performers”, “entertainers”, “dancers” or even “exotic dancers” — although not “strippers”) who were trying to claim wages for the time…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Labor & Employment Law

The 2017 Amendments to the Affordable Housing Land Use Appeals Act, General Statutes § 8-30g (Public Act 17-170)

Every year since 1990, when the Connecticut General Assembly first enacted the Affordable Housing Land Use Appeals Act, General Statutes § 8-30g, legislators have filed bills to repeal it, gut it, or substantially amend it. …more
 /  Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Deeper Dive into Statistics Confirm Rise in Sex Harassment Cases...With Some Caveats

So a few weeks back, I suggested that we were entering into a new era of sexual harassment cases and wondered out loud when the statistics would back up my observations. We now have our first signs. Maybe…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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