Category Archives: Connecticut

Final Paycheck Laws – Getting It Right (Part II)

Unless you’re Donald Trump, you probably don’t like telling employees, “You’re Fired!” On the other hand, most employers do not like to hear that an employee is quitting. However, eventually the day will come when an employee leaves, and will be asking about his or her final paycheck. Many managers view the final paycheck as their last chance to get property back, or paperwork filled out. They often make this decision based on what they “feel” is fair and reasonable. Unfortunately, no matter how fair or reasonable their decision may seem, it must comply with state and federal law. Employers …

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Significant Change to CT’s Personnel Files Act

Connecticut law makers’ mad dash to the end of the General Assembly session, results in major changes to the State’s employee Personnel Files Act. Senate Bill 910, passed on May 24, 2013, makes a number of key changes that will impact how Connecticut employers discipline and terminate employees. The following provisions warrant particular attention:

You Had A Settlement In Your Lawsuit, The Plaintiff Changed His Mind, So Now What?

You insure a large employer and have worked with in-house counsel and its outside lawyer for several years defending a contentious, emotional (aren’t they all?) employment lawsuit.  As trial draws near, say a few weeks before, everyone agrees to mediate with a private mediator who has a good reputation for settling employment cases. Everyone has set aside a full day for the mediation and it begins with the parties in separate conference rooms.  You and your defense team have evaluated the case and agreed on the defense position.  The mediator spends long periods of time with the plaintiff and his …

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