Employment and Immigration Law

Employment and Immigration Law

The Connecticut Law Tribune

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Most employee handbooks contain some language limiting employees' ability to share information. These common practices are coming under fire, however, in developing National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) guidance.

 

Healthy Employees Can Use Paid Sick Leave

By MICHAEL N. LaVELLE

The Connecticut general statutes mandate a number of workplace protections for employees that in an earlier era would have been found only in collective bargaining agreements or voluntary corporate policies.

 

In Search Of A Balance

By STEPHEN W. ARONSON and  IAN T. CLARKE-FISHER

In recent years, the number of actions filed under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by current and former employees seeking to recover alleged unpaid wages and overtime payments from their employers has increased rapidly. More than 7,000 FLSA actions were filed in federal courts in 2011 alone, a record number, and more than three times as many as were filed a mere 10 years before.

 

Doctors Can Clear Immigration Hurdles

By LAUREN M. SIGG

Foreign nationals who receive graduate medical education/training in the United States in J-1 status are subject to a two-year home residency requirement, which requires a two-year stay in their home country at the end of their education/training. Unless this requirement is fulfilled or waived, the physician is ineligible to change status to other non-immigrant visa categories, obtain an H or L visa, or adjust status to become a legal permanent resident.

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