Monthly Archives: October 2013

2013 Labor, Employment, Employee Benefits and Immigration Law Seminar Summary

      On October 30, 2013, Pullman & Comley, LLC’s Labor, Employment Law and Employee Benefits Department presented its annual seminar on labor, employment, employee benefits and immigration law issues at The Hartford Club in Hartford, Connecticut.     Highlights of the seminar included Attorney Andrew Glassman’s highly-informative discussion on the impact of legalized…

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Welcome to “Working Together”

Welcome to the Pullman & Comley Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law Blog, “Working Together,”  providing timely, substantive information on the constantly changing workplace laws affecting your employees and your business. The articles on this blog are authored by the attorneys in our Labor, Employment Law and Employee Benefits Department, each of whom brings individual…

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How Do You Win a Discrimination Case?

Obviously, the simple answer is to not discriminate.  But it also is important to have well-documented facts that support a business-related justification for the employer’s action and to demonstrate the plaintiff’s lack of proof of discrimination.  A discrimination lawsuit begins as little more than an accusation, and the court process moves slowly, but eventually a…

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Illinois Appellate Court Won’t Enforce Noncompetes Against At-Will Employees Unless the Employee Stays At Least Two Years: Implications for Connecticut Employers

You’re a Connecticut employer with a restrictive covenant program to protect your customer relationships and confidential business information.  You require anyone you hire who to develop customer relationships or use your confidential business information to sign reasonable noncompete/non-solicitation agreements at the beginning of employment.  You’re confident you’ve immunized yourself from a claim that the covenants…

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Connecticut Medical Marijuana Statute – Is It Sowing the Seeds of Employer Discontent?

With the enactment of Connecticut’s medical marijuana, Connecticut became the 17th State in the Union to pass legislation legalizing the use of pot in one way or another.  As of today, 20 states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation and that number will likely continue to grow.  Connecticut has now approved comprehensive regulations…

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What’s Missing From Employee Handbooks?

Joshua Hawks-Ladds, chair of the Labor, Employment Law and Employee Benefits Department, was featured on JD Supra in an article about Employee Handbooks. The article titled “What’s the One Thing Missing from Most Employee Handbooks?” reviewed things employers typically overlook when developing employee handbooks. To view the complete article, please click here…

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