Connecticut is requiring certain healthcare employees be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine.
Articles about Connecticut Labor and Employment Law.
On August 6, 2021 Governor Lamont issued Executive Order No. 13B mandating vaccination of all employees working at long-term care (LTC) facilities throughout Connecticut.1 The order also covers all contracted service providers and volunteers that have direct physical access to patients or residents. The order is effective immediately and remains
On June 24, 2021, Governor Lamont signed into law Public Act 21-69, which adds to Connecticut’s Fair Employment Practices Act an explicit ban on Connecticut employers inquiring into the ages of prospective employees “on an initial employment application.” The new law, An Act Deterring Age Discrimination in Employment Applications, goes
Effective October 1, 2021, Connecticut becomes the third state with a data breach litigation “safe harbor” law (Public Act No. 21-119), joining Utah and Ohio. In short, the Connecticut law prohibits courts in the state from assessing punitive damages in data breach litigation against a covered defendant that created, maintained,
In its 2021 Session, the Connecticut General Assembly amended the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CFEPA), which prohibits discriminatory practices, and other related laws on sexual harassment training and affirmative action plans, among others provisions.
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont recently signed Senate Bill 1201, making Connecticut the 19th state to legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 years or older. The new law not only requires expungement of certain existing marijuana convictions, but also creates employment protections for recreational marijuana users. While these protections are
On July 13, 2021, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed into law Substitute Senate Bill No.
Connecticut’s An Act Deterring Age Discrimination In Employment Applications prohibits Connecticut employers with at least three employees from inquiring into the age of prospective employees. The new law goes into effect on October 1, 2021.
Governor Ned Lamont has signed into law a requirement for employers to provide all employees with two hours unpaid time off to vote. Employers may have missed this development, as it was just one small section within the state’s 800-page budget. The key provisions are:
Eligibility for leave: any employee
Connecticut has become the 19th state to legalize recreational marijuana use by adults.
Earlier this month, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed House Bill No. 5158, “An Act Concerning Breastfeeding in the Workplace.” Effective October 1, 2021, this legislation will expand the scope of an employer’s obligation to accommodate lactating and breastfeeding employees.
On June 7, 2021, Governor Lamont signed House Bill Number 6380, which requires employers to disclose to applicants and employees the salary ranges for positions. Significantly, the law also expands Connecticut’s prohibition of gender-based pay discrimination to require equal pay for “comparable,” as opposed to “equal,” work. The bill,
Governor Ned Lamont has signed into law additional protections for breastfeeding workers. Connecticut law already requires all employers to “make reasonable efforts to provide a room or other location, in close proximity to the work area, other than a toilet” where an employee can express milk in private and also
State legislatures across the nation are prioritizing privacy and security matters, and Connecticut is no exception. This week, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong announced the passage of An Act Concerning Data Privacy Breaches, a measure that will enhance and strengthen Connecticut’s data breach notification law. The Connecticut House of Representatives
Connecticut’s “An Act Concerning the Disclosure of Salary Range for a Vacant Position,” which goes into effect on October 1, 2021, imposes new requirements on Connecticut employers to disclose the wage range for vacant positions to both job applicants and existing employees.