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

Inquiry about MLK Jr. Day as Basis for Race Discrimination Claim

I’ve previously talked about Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) day in prior posts (including way back in 2008!). But this year, I was curious — have any race discrimination claims used evidence relating to the day to support a…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

For Employers and Their Lawyers, A Busy Time

In college, I wanted to write for some of the major newspapers and be on their front page. Little did I know that my big break would now come years later, as a result of being on the cover of the Hartford Business Journal…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – January, 2018

Dear Legal Mailbag: As a middle school principal, I run a tight ship, and I expect that the students in my school will be respectful in their interactions with me and all the other staff members. I was infuriated, therefore,…more
 /  Education

OIG Scrutiny of Patient Assistance Programs

Last week, one of the largest charity patient assistance programs in the country, Caring Voice Coalition, announced that it would not be offering financial assistance for any of its disease funds in 2018. This announcement…more
 /  Business Organizations, Government Contracting, Health, Nonprofit Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Dialogue: The Shifts That #MeToo Are Creating in the Workplace

After a break for the holidays, my long-running discussion with Nina Pirrotti, an employee-side attorney, returns. Nina is a partner at the law firm of Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald and Pirrotti, where she represents…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Dreaming of Summer and Internship Tests

Summer feels really far away right now. It’s just been brutally cold here in the Northeast…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Arbitration Provision in Employment Agreement Mandate, Well, Arbitration

Suppose there’s an old employment agreement between the employer and employee. Then the employer fires the employee. But there’s been a few intervening events and it’s not exactly clear that the employment agreement still…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Education Legislation Summary: 2017 Special Session – Biennial Budget, Connecticut General Assembly

On October 26, 2017, the General Assembly passed Emergency Certified Bill 1502 (“Bill 1502” or “the Bill”). The Bill was signed by Governor Malloy on October 31, 2017 (except for a line item veto related to hospital charges)…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Shoveling Out Your Nor’Easter Employment Law Protocols

..You have your bread. And milk. Presumably eggs too. (Anyone making French Toast this morning?) ..But do you know the employment law rules that apply for winter storms and classic nor’easters like we have today? ..I’ve…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Claw Back of Parent PLUS Loan Proceeds to Pay College Tuition Hits a Roadblock

Over the last few years, Chapter 7 trustees of the bankruptcy estates of parents that paid college tuition for their children in the years before their bankruptcy filings have actively pursued the recovery of those tuition…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Education

See You In Court! - January 2018

Mr. Superintendent was hoping that the first meeting of the Nutmeg Board of Education after the holidays would be uneventful, maybe even boring. It was not to be. During Public Comment, Peter Parent gave an impassioned speech…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education, Elections & Politics

Three Fearless Employment Law Predictions for 2018

In years past, I’ve looked at my crystal ball, I’ve read the tea leaves and I’ve even examined my Magic 8-Ball sitting in my office. (You never know when you need one.) I’m out of prediction-making tools…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

A Look Back at the Big Employment Law Predictions for 2017

The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis is comparison of prediction with experience. So said the economist Milton Friedman. At least the Internet says he said it. Must be true, right?…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Education Legislation Summary: 2017 Special Session - Biennial Budget

On October 26, 2017, the General Assembly passed Emergency Certified Bill 1502 (“Bill 1502” or “the Bill”). The Bill was signed by Governor Malloy on October 31, 2017 (except for a line item veto related to hospital charges)…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics, Health

DRS Updates: New Withholding on Pensions and Annuities, Economic Nexus for Sales Tax and "Fresh Start" Program

Withholding on Pensions and Annuities - Effective January 1, 2018, each payer of pension and annuity distributions, including distributions from an employer pension, an annuity, or similar instrument or plan, will be…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation
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