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5 Types of Workplace Discrimination in Connecticut

You recently disclosed a disability to your employer, one that requires you to take a slightly longer lunch break. Next thing you know, your position was eliminated, supposedly due to ‘restructuring’, but you see your company advertising the exact same job the next day. Chances are that you’ve been the target of workplace discrimination, which is illegal. Workplace discrimination takes many forms. What they all have in common is that people who belong to a [...]

By |2019-02-14T19:05:36+00:00March 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Employers: How to Steer Clear of Retaliation Claims

Connecticut businesses and employers can face serious legal issues when a current or former employee files a retaliation claim against them. Legally defined, workplace retaliation is the act of taking adverse action against an employee because she complained about harassment or discrimination or reported alleged company wrongdoing to the proper authorities (an act known as whistleblowing). Examples of retaliation include: Firing the employee Demotion or denial of a promotion Reduction in pay and/or loss of [...]

By |2019-02-14T19:07:46+00:00February 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

4 Common Payroll Mistakes to Avoid

To err is human, but when the mistakes involve your company payroll, forgiveness might not be obtained so easily. Last November, the City of Boston paid close to a million dollars in penalties after an IRS audit uncovered major payroll problems such as overtaxing and failure to deduct Medicare withholding taxes as well as “deferred compensation” for employees who did not qualify for a pension plan. The case made headlines across the nation and spotlighted [...]

By |2019-02-14T19:08:33+00:00January 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

An Overview of At-Will Employment in Connecticut

Connecticut is an “at will” employment state, meaning that an employer can dismiss an employee for any reason or even no reason at all without incurring liability. This is true so long as the termination is not due to the employee’s status in a protected class. If a court determines that the real reason the employer fired the employee is because of her protected class, then the employer may be ordered to pay back wages, [...]

By |2019-02-14T19:09:14+00:00December 20th, 2017|Employment Law|0 Comments

When a Pregnancy is in the Books: Understanding Maternity Leave in Connecticut

Discovering that you are pregnant is typically an exciting and happy occasion. You’re expanding your family and assuming the valuable responsibility of raising the next generation. Unfortunately, not all employers see it that way, which is why it is important to understand your rights regarding maternity leave in Connecticut. Do You Have a Right to Time Off for Maternity Leave? In Connecticut, there are no state laws that require you to be paid during maternity [...]

By |2019-02-14T19:11:22+00:00November 21st, 2017|Employment Law|0 Comments

The More You Give, the More You Receive: Understanding Overtime Pay in Connecticut

Thanks to technology, the world is a busier place. Smartphones and tablets have made it easy for employers, co-workers, and clients to reach us instantly, and in most cases online etiquette demands that we respond just as quickly. Theoretically, it’s possible for us to be on call 24/7 (and some of us are). How does this affect the size of our paycheck? While neither Connecticut state law nor the federal Fair Labor Standard Act limits [...]

By |2019-02-14T19:12:02+00:00October 20th, 2017|Employment Law|0 Comments

Employees vs. Independent Contractors: What’s the Difference?

In the age of the internet, cell phones loaded with apps and video conferences, we’re seeing a surge of independent contractors. Independent contractors can work in numerous fields, including, but certainly not limited to, virtual assistants, graphic design, legal research and writing and many, many more. Stretching the traditional notion of your workforce, and creating something better using new advances in technology is an example of innovation at its finest. Just ask Uber. Companies everywhere [...]

By |2019-02-14T19:12:21+00:00October 4th, 2017|Employment Law|0 Comments

What to Know About Filing a Worker’s Compensation Claim

When you’re hurt on the job, one of the thoughts you’ll have is how does this impact my ability to provide for myself or my family. In order to start getting the benefits that you’re entitled to, you must follow the filing process. So here’s what you need to know about filing a workers’ compensation claim in Connecticut. When to File AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! You have up to 1 year to file your claim [...]

By |2019-02-14T19:12:53+00:00October 4th, 2017|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

What to Do Immediately After a Car Accident to Preserve a Claim

If you were injured in a car accident due to the negligence or carelessness of another person, you have the right seek compensation. To preserve the integrity of your claim, there are certain steps you should take immediately after the event, provided that you are not too injured and in pain to do so. If this happens to be the case, try to ask bystanders or witnesses to help with the following steps:   Seek [...]

By |2019-02-14T19:13:27+00:00September 20th, 2017|Damages|0 Comments

Noffsinger v. SSC Niantic Operating Company, LLC

Ms. Noffsinger, a Connecticut native, received a job offer from SSC Niantic Operating Company (“SSC”) that was later rescinded when she failed a routine pre-employment drug screening. SSC rescinded the offer despite knowing that Ms. Noffsinger had a medical marijuana certificate because she suffered from PTSD. Noffsinger sued in Connecticut federal court, arguing the employer violated the prohibition in the Palliative Use of Marijuana Act (“PUMA”) against firing or refusing to hire someone who uses [...]

By |2019-02-14T19:13:45+00:00September 15th, 2017|Employment Law|0 Comments
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