DOL new FLSA Rules – Four key points for Employers and Employees to know

Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has finally announced its final rules to update the federal overtime regulations governing which employees are entitled to minimum wage and overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by ...

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New Sexual Harassment Law in CT

A new CT law that takes effect this week imposes significant additional obligations on employers. Key provisions of the law, including training and notice requirements, are briefly summarized below.   Training Previously, Connecticut ...

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Employment Agreements – Four Considerations

By Joe Fournier When drafting employment agreements, most of our clients are focused mostly on compensation. However, the majority of legal issues arising from employment agreements tend to impact other aspects of the employment arrangement. Here ...

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Five Things Employers Are Looking For

By Joe Fournier Most of us think we can interview well, but here are some tips to consider that will not only simplify your thought process but also separate you from the pack of candidates vying for the same job. Interviewers will ask a variety of ...

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Medical Marijuana in the Workplace – Four Considerations for Employers and Employees

By Joe Fournier Medical Marijuana in the Workplace – Four Considerations for Employers and Employees In recent years, a number of states have passed bills that decriminalize or legalize medical or recreational marijuana use. As of the writing of ...

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Severance Agreement – Four Hidden Pitfalls to look out for

By Joe Fournier Picture this: you have been called into Human Resources. They sit you down. They terminate your employment. You are worried about finding another job, losing insurance benefits, and keeping up with your bills. This is not the ...

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#metoo Has Reverberations For Employees

By Joe Fournier It is hard not to be aware of the recent #metoo movement. Alyssa Milano tweeted “Me too” on October 15, 2017, supposedly to draw attention to sexual assault and sexual harassment. It was then retweeted more than 700,000 times ...

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Four Highlights of Massachusetts’ New Law on Non-compete Agreements

By Joe Fournier On August 10, 2018, Massachusetts signed the Massachusetts Non-competition Agreement (the “Act”) into law. Non-compete agreements are still permitted, but the Act severely limits their use and employers will have to re-consider ...

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Your Employer Is Not Your Friend

By Joe Fournier The legal atmosphere right now is decidedly pro-employer and anti-employee. There have recently been two major Supreme Court decisions in the land of labor and employment law. The first, Epic Systems Corporation v. Lewis, held ...

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Four Reasons to Hire an Employment Lawyer

By Joe Fournier Four Reasons to Hire an Employment Lawyer Many employees can find it confusing whether to hire a lawyer for work related issues. If you are involved in a dispute with your current or former employer, or need legal advice about ...

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