Join us for the next session in the 2018 Human Resources Roundtable Breakfast Series on Thursday, September 27th!

Topic: “Handling Generational Issues in the Workplace.”

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Join us for the next session in the 2018 Human Resources Roundtable Breakfast Series on Thursday, July 26th!

Topic: “Responding to a CHRO Charge: How to Put Your Best Foot Forward.”

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The 2018 edition of Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranks Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP Labor & Employment practice area and three attorneys in the top tiers in Connecticut. Chambers USA is a publication by Chambers and Partners, a third-party research and publishing company, that ranks U.S. Law firms and attorneys based on extensive interviews with clients and members of the legal community.

Lawyers are ranked on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness, and their client service. Departments are ranked on the qualities of their lawyers and the effectiveness of the department as a whole.

Carmody’s Labor and Employment Group is included and noted for “a depth of litigation experience in claims concerning discrimination, retaliation and harassment, among other matters.” One source shared “They provide clear advice in personnel matters.” The publication also highlights three of the group’s attorneys, D. Charles Stohler, Giovanna Tiberii Weller and Domenico Zaino, for their extensive experience in labor and employment matters.

Chuck Stohler, of West Hartford, CT, is highlighted for his experience across a spectrum of employment  law issues, including labor relations and wage and hour disputes. One interviewee opined “He has a very good practical approach to problem solving. He has been doing this a long time and I’ve never seen anything rattle him. He’s very practical and methodical in dealing with problems on a step-by-step basis.”

Giovanna Tiberii Weller, of Meriden, CT, is noted for extensive experience representing employers in trials and appeals. She is described by her peers as “a fierce trial attorney and a litigator through and through.”

Nick Zaino, of Glastonbury, CT, is recognized for counseling employers on the full range of employment issues, including regulatory and compliance training. Sources also highlight his work with labor arbitrations and administrative proceedings.

In the wake of the ongoing high profile sexual harassment claims dominating the news and the #MeToo uprising, employers must examine what this means for the workplace.

On January 30, 2018, we will analyze the lessons to be learned from these disturbing revelations and how cultural and practical changes need to be implemented beginning at the top echelons of our organizations.  This seminar will include a discussion on how juries may react to sexual harassment claims; individual and board liability; assessing workplace culture, including how human resource departments are perceived by employees; workplace investigations with an emphasis on how to address rumors and/or complaints made against high level executives and star employees; how we must rethink sexual harassment prevention training and anti-discrimination and harassment policies; and proposed changes to the federal and/or state sexual harassment laws.

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the program begins at 9:00 a.m. The fee is $75 per organization and includes a continental breakfast.

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Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey will hold a training session for supervisors on Thursday, November 16th on the prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace.  The program will be presented from our Waterbury office, but individuals may also participate by video conference in our New Haven and Stamford offices.  Registration starts at 8:15 a.m. and the program begins at 8:30 a.m.  The fee is $75 per person and includes a continental breakfast.

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On October 26, 2017, the firm hosted its 29th Annual Labor and Employment Seminar at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, Connecticut. Our annual seminar is a complimentary offering for our clients. This year, the seminar was eligible for SHRM and HRCI credit. The event began with lunch and an opportunity to mingle before the seminar. After, we hosted a reception with an additional chance to mingle and an opportunity for follow up questions.

We featured four “Breakout” sessions titled:

Accommodating Differences in the Workplace
Cybersecurity and Protecting Company Assets
Screening Employees with Background Checks, Social Media and Drug Testing
Common Mistakes Employers Make

We also covered “Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law” including important updates on what to expect from the DOL, NLRB, EEOC, CHRO, OSHA, and the relevant benefit regulations.

Thank you to all of our client-subscribers for coming. If you subscribe to our blog, but have not attended our seminar before please join our mailing list by clicking here.

Below are some pictures from the event. We look forward to seeing you next year.




Please join us for our 2017 Labor and Employment Seminar on Thursday, October 26th at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and the seminar will start promptly at 1:00 p.m.  We will discuss a number of important developments in labor and employment law and what they mean for your business. We hope that you will join us after the seminar for a cocktail reception.

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