On Friday, November 20th, Carmody Torrance Sandak and Hennessey LLP was pleased to host a live discussion on Connecticut’s upcoming paid family and medical leave program with Andrea Barton Reeves, CEO of the Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority. As the Insurance Authority’s first CEO, Ms. Barton Reeves is responsible
Connecticut’s Sexual Harassment Training Deadline Extended to February 9, 2021
The CHRO has announced a second extension of the deadline to provide sexual training for all employees, including supervisors and non-supervisors. In September, the CHRO initially announced that the original October 1, 2020 deadline would be extended to January 1, 2021 pursuant to Governor Ned Lamont’s extension of the declaration of public emergency and Executive…
Updates on Connecticut Travel Advisory and FFCRA Regulations
Under Governor Lamont’s Latest Executive Order, Travelers from “Hot Spot” States Exempt from Self-Quarantine if they Meet Certain Testing Requirements
Under prior Executive Orders, travelers arriving in Connecticut from “hot spot” states are required to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of last contact with the hot spot state.
Connecticut’s Sexual Harassment Training Deadline Extended to January 1, 2021
Under the Time’s Up Act, nearly all Connecticut employers are required to provide sexual harassment prevention training for all employees, including supervisors and non-supervisors. The original deadline for complying with the training requirement was October 1, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with Executive Order 7DDD, the Connecticut Commission on Human…
United States Supreme Court Holds That Title VII Applies to Gay and Transgender Workers
On Monday, June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) prohibits employers from discharging or taking other adverse action against an employee because the employee is gay or transgender. This is a landmark decision as more than half the states did not…
CHRO Provides Extensions for Certain Deadlines
As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, the Connecticut Commission for Human Rights and Opportunities (“CHRO”) has announced it will provide extensions of time for certain deadlines for COVID-19 related reasons.
Sexual Harassment Training
The CHRO posted on its website that it will consider a 90-day extension of the deadline for employers to provide sexual…
Connecticut Department of Labor Shared Work Program Overview
What is the program?
The Shared Work Program is administered by the Connecticut Department of Labor (“CTDOL”). It is designed to save jobs and retain workers by offering an alternative to layoffs. It allows employers to temporarily reduce an employee’s hours and supplement lost wages with partial unemployment benefits.
What are the requirements?
- Employers must
Coronavirus Concerns for Healthcare Providers and Organizations
As the Coronavirus continues to spread nationwide, we recognize that health care providers and other organizations (“Organizations”) are dealing with the virus on the “front lines.” We have provided the following advice for the many growing concerns surrounding your Organizations.
Privacy Considerations for Health Care Providers
Organizations need to ensure that they continue to observe…
Executive Order 7H
Last night, Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 7H which requires all non-essential businesses to reduce their in-person workforce by 100% on or before 8pm on Monday, March 23, 2020 through April 22, 2020, unless the Order is subsequently modified. Executive Order 7H specifically states that businesses must, to the maximum extent safely possible, use telecommuting…
First and foremost, we hope everyone is doing well and taking all appropriate measures to safeguard the health and safety of employees, clients, visitors and others with whom you do business. You should be closely monitoring developments at the national, state and local level, communicating with your employees regularly, and making necessary adjustments in how…