Connecticut’s Sexual Harassment Training Deadline Extended to April 19, 2021

The CHRO has announced a third extension of the deadline to provide sexual harassment training for all employees, including supervisors and non-supervisors.  In November 2020, the CHRO had announced that the deadline would be extended for a second time until February 9, 2021.  Now, the training deadline has been similarly extended to April 19, 2021 pursuant to the same extension of the declaration of public emergency and recently issued Executive Order 10A.

President Biden Nominates Jennifer Abruzzo As The NLRB’s Next General Counsel

President Biden nominated Jennifer Abruzzo to serve as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”).  By way of background, the NLRB’s General Counsel is the agency’s chief attorney and decides which cases it will bring and issues guidance memorandums on important labor issues.  Attorney Abruzzo previously spent 23 years at the NLRB and was briefly acting General Counsel before previous NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb, who President Biden terminated on January 22.  Most recently, Attorney Abruzzo served as special counsel to the Communications Workers of America.  We expect that Attorney Abruzzo will help establish President Biden’s pro-employee agenda at the NLRB.

We are continuing to monitor developments at the CHRO and the NLRB and will keep you updated.