Please join us for our annual fall seminar on November 2, 2017 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. This promises to be an interesting and informative program regarding recent developments in labor and employment law. Our half-day seminar will include discussions … Read more
Earlier this summer, the Connecticut General Assembly passed Public Act No. 17-195, An Act Concerning Athletic Trainers (the “Act”), which amended the statute governing the professional requirements surrounding athletic trainers. Effective October 1, 2017, Section 1 of the Act amended … Read more
In case you missed it, Shipman & Goodwin attorneys Julie C. Fay and Laura A. Fisher recently presented a complimentary webinar on the topic of mandated reporting in Connecticut for independent and public schools. The webinar reviewed the obligations under … Read more
On September 24, 2017, the Trump administration issued a proclamation that imposes new travel restrictions on foreign nationals seeking to enter the United States from eight countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. The proclamation, … Read more
Over the last few years, Chapter 7 Trustees have aggressively sought to clawback tuition payments made to colleges and universities by parents on behalf of their children after the parents filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. These efforts have met with … Read more
Last Friday, in advance of the public rule-making process concerning schools’ Title IX responsibilities, the U.S. Department of Education rescinded its current Title IX guidance concerning sexual harassment and violence. Particularly, the Department withdrew its Dear Colleague Letter dated April … Read more
This program will explore obligations of school employees under Connecticut’s mandatory reporting law on child abuse … Read more
On September 23, 2017, four Shipman & Goodwin attorneys will present sessions at the 2017 CAIS Annual Conference on Governance, a conference for trustees, heads, business managers and senior-level school administrators interested in governance.
On September 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiated the orderly phase out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DHS will provide a limited, six-month window during which it will consider certain requests … Read more
Gwen J. Zittoun and Amber N. Sarno have been named “New Leaders in the Law” by the Connecticut Law Tribune, which honors attorneys under the age of 40 who have made significant contributions to the legal profession.
On August 22, 2017, Shipman & Goodwin attorneys Julie C. Fay, Laura A. Fisher and Henry J. Zaccardi will present the program, “Connecticut Independent Schools Employment Law: Background Check Requirements” for the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).
In … Read more
Join Shipman & Goodwin tax and trusts and estates attorneys Ray Casella and Danielle Ferrucci on September 13, 2017 for this complimentary webinar for independent schools. Presenters will discuss tax issues specific to private educational institutions, including:Read more
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
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
In 2016, Connecticut passed legislation that significantly expanded the scope of background check requirements for public schools when hiring new employees. That law, colloquially referred to as the “Pass the Trash” bill, was intended to make it harder for a … 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
This post originally appeared on the Connecticut Employment Law Blog on June 9, 2017.
Save the date of September 13, 2017 and join Shipman & Goodwin tax and trusts and estates attorneys Ray Casella and Danielle Ferrucci as they present this complimentary webinar for independent schools. Presenters will discuss tax issues specific to private … 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