Taking Care of HR Business

A blog from the attorneys of Verrill

Search Blog

Category: Connecticut

Effective October 1, CT Employers Can Use Payroll Cards to Pay Wages

09/30/2016On June 7, 2016, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law Public Act 16-125 , which allows employers to pay employees using payroll cards and to deliver certain wage and hour information to employees by electronic means. The new law takes effect on October 1, 2016. For a recent...

Connecticut Advance Opinion: Affirming Arbitrator’s Finding That Termination Unwarranted of Employee Caught Smoking and Possessing Marijuana

Yes, you read the title correctly, the employee was a state employee, who was smoking marijuana while working, in a work vehicle, while simultaneously possessing ¾ of an ounce of marijuana, but his termination has been found to be unwarranted. State of Connecticut v. Connecticut Employees Union Independent et...

Connecticut Enacts “Ban the Box” Legislation

On June 1, 2016, Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law Public Act 16-83, entitled "An Act Concerning Fair Chance Employment," joining a national trend of legislation to "ban the box" in the hiring process. Effective January 1, 2017, Connecticut's new legislation modifies C.G.S. § 31-51i and prohibits virtually any...

AT&T’s “Prison” Break: “Inmate” Employees Lose NLRB Appeal

While many of us feel like prisoners to our cell phones (not to be confused with prisons you can buy for your cell phone or companies that appear to specialize in inmate cell phone usage), what none of us want are prisoners working on our cell phones (or landlines...

April Showers Brought May Flowers and A Host of Employment Action in New England

New England administrative agencies and courts have sprung into spring with a litany of action last week that will affect New England employers. Here's the run-down: Connecticut : Last week the Connecticut Assembly passed a measure that would bar Connecticut employers from requiring employees or applicants to provide access...
Contact Verrill at (855) 307 0700