Bill to Broaden Veterans’ Job Benefits

Posted on May 14, 2014, Employment Law

A proposed bill in Connecticut would ensure that military members have the opportunity to use their experience as a substitute when applying to a job that requires similar training. Veterans are a motivated, determined, and skilled group whose military experience should satisfy occupational license requirements. This bill, An Act Concerning the Findings of the Military […]

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Temporary Condition Gets Disability Discrimination Protection

Posted on May 13, 2014, Employment Law

An auditor’s employer failed to accommodate him when he damaged his spine. The employee, Ronald Hodges, purported that his disability limited his ability to sit, work, sleep and concentrate.  After his doctor recommended time off from work due to the treatment’s recovery period, Hodges asked for unpaid leave. His request was denied and was offered […]

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Medicinal Marijuana Use and Employment

Posted on May 8, 2014, Employment Law

Connecticut recently passed a bill that allows for the medical use of marijuana even though the drug is still illegal under federal law. The Americans with Disabilities Act, which protects employees with disabilities, does not protect employees who are medical marijuana users.  It excludes persons who are currently engaged in the illegal use of drugs. […]

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Interns & Employees: One and the same? They Shouldn’t be.

Posted on May 8, 2014, Employment Law

Employers taking advantage of free labor are an unfortunate trend.  Interns are becoming synonymous with employees, except they don’t receive any financial compensation for their hard work.  The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)–a federal law that establishes proper labor standards for employers to follow–sheds little light on this issue.  The FLSA describes an employee as […]

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Enforceability of wage forfeiture in commission agreements

Posted on March 4, 2013, Employment Law

A security service company hired an employee to solicit new business from new and existing clients. His compensation was $50,000 and one percent of his acquired contract’s net revenue per year. He was entitled to monthly commission payments without having to do any further work for that account. The company’s Sales Incentive Plan states that […]

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Non compete agreements forced on employees after they are employed may not be enforceable

Posted on February 20, 2013, Employment Law

A Connecticut corporation was seeking new financing to help advance the company. An investor advised the company that it should have select employees sign into employment contracts to insure the company’s stability and consistency. The plaintiff, one such employee, signed the employment agreement. Another investor viewed the agreement and thought the additional monetary component was […]

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Connecticut Court rejects overly broad non-compete agreement blocking employee opportunities after conclusion of employment

Posted on December 13, 2012, Employment Law

Connecticut employees just got a little more freedom. buy college essay papers Employees of a purchased company got hired because their knowledge and skills were crucial for the buying company’s success. A three-year employment contract, which stated that the employees will be subject to an 18-month non-compete agreement if they leave, is signed. Soon after […]

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