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Burdensome Requirements Added To Personnel File Statutes

By GEORGE E. O'BRIEN Jr.

Connecticut has added several burdensome obligations to state statutes that give employees the right to inspect, copy and rebut their personnel files.

 

 

Cover Yourself With Employment Practices Liability Insurance

By TRACY ALAN SAXE and LING DREW LY

When advising a corporate client facing a lawsuit, most attorneys ask about the client's general liability insurance as a matter of good practice

 

 

Bills Would Allow For Increase In Number Of Foreign Workers


By ANDREW L. WIZNER

The business community is anxiously observing current activity in Congress, curious to find out whether new legislation might overhaul the H-1B visa program as part of a potential grand bargain on comprehensive immigration reform.

 

 

 

Gerrymandering Hours To Avoid The Obamacare Mandate

By JOHN F. WOYKE, ABBY M. WARREN and ROBERT G. BRODY

Employers can breathe easier; the Obama Administration announced on July 2 that the penalty and reporting provisions of the employer shared responsibility portion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be delayed one year.

 

 

Contract With Connecticut? Watch What You Pay

By DAVID R. GOLDER and JAMES LEVA

Buried at the end of the typical contract with Connecticut is the following: "Employer understands that, as Contractor, it must comply with the Service Worker Statute, Sec. 31-57f of the Connecticut General Statutes as revised."

 

 

Employment Litigation Lessons From Lawyers As Employers

By PETER J. MURPHY

It is not surprising that law firms are now subject to an increasing number of employment law cases brought by current or former employees.

 

 

High Court Decisions Focus On Harassment, Retaliation

By DAVID S. POPPICK

In two 5-4 decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court has defined new standards for who qualifies as a "supervisor" in employment workplace harassment cases, thereby changing the standard now applied in the Second Circuit.

 

 

Court Requires 'But-For' Causation In Retaliation Claims

By ROBIN B. KALLOR, CINDY A. MILLER and ALLISON L. PANNOZZO 


On June 24, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision, now requiring a heightened standard for Title VII retaliation plaintiffs to proceed to trial with their claims.

 

 

 

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