On Friday, the Connecticut Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling in Munn v. Hotchkiss School, the case involving a private school student who contracted tick-borne encephalitis on a school-sponsored trip to China. In its ruling, the Supreme Court found unanimously … Read more
Shipman & Goodwin attorney Leander A. Dolphin is among the recipients of the National Bar Association’s (NBA) 2017 “40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates” award. As the nation’s oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges, the … Read more
Mechanic’s liens provide security for nonpayment to subcontractors and suppliers on private projects. Because mechanic’s liens are not valid against property that is owned by the state or a municipality, the Little Miller Act (C.G.S §49-41 et seq.) was implemented … Read more
Shipman & Goodwin LLP partner Jessica L. Ritter has been selected by the Hartford Business Journal as one of its “40 Under Forty” outstanding young professionals in the Greater Hartford area. The award honors individuals who are excelling in their … Read more
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification dated as of today, July 17, 2017.… Read more
The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) is presenting the following symposium. This is a free presentation open to the public. Although this presentation is focused on public schools, the topic should be of interest to all educators, … Read more
This post originally appeared on the Connecticut Employment Law Blog on June 28, 2017.
For the last six years, you haven’t seen much on this blog about changes to federal employment laws because, well, there just weren’t any. What we … Read more
On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court consolidated the two key cases in the travel and refugee ban litigation sparked by President Trump’s executive orders and decided that the case will be heard during the first session of the October … Read more
Earlier this month, the U. S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights’ Acting Assistant Secretary issued an internal memorandum to Regional Directors eliminating certain existing internal procedures and detailing new practices regarding the investigation of OCR complaints. With the … Read more
This post originally appeared on the Connecticut Employment Law Blog on June 9, 2017.
On June 13, 2017, environmental attorneys Andrew N. Davis, Ph.D. and Aaron D. Levy will present a workshop titled, “Environmental Issues Facing Colleges and Universities Overall and in Construction and Renovation Projects ” at the 2017 Connecticut Conference of Independent … Read more
Join Shipman & Goodwin pension and employee benefits attorneys for this complimentary webinar for institutions with 401(k) plans. Presenters will discuss today’s 401(k) issues that require the immediate and ongoing focus of 401(k) plan sponsors and administrators, and provide them … Read more
This post originally appeared on the Connecticut Employment Law Blog.
On Tuesday, May 23rd, the Connecticut House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a measure that would greatly expand the already broad anti-discrimination provision that exist under Connecticut law. The bill, … Read more
Join Shipman & Goodwin Labor and Employment attorneys Keegan Drenosky and Clarisse N. Thomas for this complimentary employment law webinar where they will offer a review of legal best practices for navigating the do’s and don’ts of the disciplinary process. … Read more
As we mentioned in an earlier post, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (also known as the Green Card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) as part of the Next … Read more
On March 6th, President Trump issued a Memorandum Seeking Rigorous Evaluation of All Grounds of Inadmissibility. As a direct result of the March 6th Memorandum, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has submitted a request to the Office of Management … Read more
On May 12, 2017, Peter Maher will co-present the session, “The Policies of OSEP, OCR, and DOJ for Students with Disabilities: The Current Status and the New Direction” at Lehigh University’s 45th Special Education Law Conference. This session will … Read more
Benjamin FrazziniKendrick will participate on a panel discussion with Doug Casey, Executive Director, Commission for Educational Technology, about student data privacy at the May 12, 2017 Annual Connecticut Education Network (CEN) Conference. The discussion will review likely changes to Connecticut’s … Read more
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced in April multiple measures to deter and detect H-1B visa fraud and abuse. The H-1B visa program is meant to help U.S. companies recruit highly skilled foreign nationals in specialty occupations when there … Read more
Employment Law Letter is published quarterly as a service to clients and friends by the firm’s Labor and Employment practice.
Included in this issue are the following articles:Read more
In March of 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States remanded the high profile transgender student rights case, Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. ex rel. Grimm, no 16-273, to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals for further … Read more
Any employer who used the revised fillable Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, downloaded from … Read more
Join Shipman & Goodwin labor and employment attorneys Henry Zaccardi and Ashley Marshall for a complimentary webinar where they will discuss wage and hour classification of exempt versus non-exempt employees in the big three categories: executive, administrative and professional. Presenters … Read more
Leander Dolphin was among those honored at the “100 Women of Color Awards 2017” gala, which celebrated the contributions of women in business, education, entrepreneurship, entertainment, government and service. The awards were presented by June Archer & Eleven28 Entertainment in … Read more