Topic: Benefits

The Connecticut Supreme Court Aces Another ABC Test

This is the latest in a series of blog posts on the so-called “ABC Test,” which is used in Connecticut to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor for purposes of eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits. Last year the Connecticut Supreme Court issued a decision with an employer-friendly interpretation of the…

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Workers Comp Continues To Be Exclusive Remedy for Workplace Injuries

Workers compensation laws are among the oldest protective labor statutes, dating back to the early 1900’s. Workers compensation embodies a simple tradeoff: employees may not bring personal injury lawsuits against their employers for workplace injuries, but in return there is mandatory insurance so that claims can be processed quickly with funds available for payment, and…

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Employee Retention Strategies

Pullman & Comley’s Labor & Employment practice group recently offered a seminar for clients and friends.   Our guest speaker was Peter Gioia, Vice President and Economist for the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, who offered an upbeat assessment of the prospects for Connecticut’s economy in 2015, with, as ever, the caveat that the state must…

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