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Zaccardelli, L

Lisa A. Zaccardelli

Partner

Lisa practices in all areas of civil litigation with a concentration on employment law litigation and commercial matters. A substantial part of her practice includes non-compete, business tort, and trade secret litigation cases. Lisa also regularly handles eminent domain and tax abatement matters and cases.

Lisa routinely represents employers on matters related to disputes with their employees including employment discrimination matters, ADA and FMLA claims, wrongful discharge, breach of employment contracts, unfair labor practices, wage and hour disputes, and retaliation claims in state and federal court and administrative agencies. She regularly counsels employers in these matters and in matters related to employment practices including employee discipline, internal investigations and compliance with wage and hour laws. She has single handedly handled the trial of cases to verdict, appeals, arbitrations, jury selections, and mediations. Lisa regularly conducts seminars and training on sexual harassment, diversity and ADA public accommodations for management of client companies. She is a frequent lecturer on the subject of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Experience

  • Fairy-Mart et al v. Marathon Petroleum Company and Petroleum Marketing Group (“PMG”) (November 2017)
    • Won a temporary injunction in favor of three Plaintiff gasoline franchisees concerning the right of first refusal to purchase their individual stations.  The Court agreed with Hinckley Allen’s argument that PMG’s offer was not valid because it had no reasonable relationship to the fair market value of the real estate.
  • SS&C v. Maher (Superior Court HHD-CV-15-6061190-S) (October 2015)
    • Secured permanent injunctive relief against former employee of plaintiff who violated non-solicitation restrictions. Award included attorney’s fees and costs.
  • Sorak v. Companions and Homemakers, CV 12-6028007S (January 2015)
    • Represented Companions and Homemakers in defense of disability discrimination and retaliation claims brought by former employer. Judgment in favor of Companions and Homemakers.
  • Golek v. St. Mary’s Hospital et al 133 Conn. App. 182 (2012)
    • Affirming summary judgment for employer hospital on claims of breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Paylan v. St. Mary’s Hospital 118 Conn. App. 258 (2009)
    • Representation of hospital residency program in claim by resident on breach of contract and sexual discrimination claims. Jury verdict in favor of the hospital dismissing all claims upheld on appeal.

Credentials

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Partner (2013-Present)
  • Levy & Droney P.C.
    • Partner (2001-2012)

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • The Council for Women of Boston College
  • Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation Board of Directors (2017), Board Member (2016 - Present)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association

Bar Memberships

  • Connecticut, 1990
  • Massachusetts, 2016
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut, 1991

News & Insight

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Connecticut Passes Several Employment-related Bills in 2019

June 13, 2019

The 2019 Regular Session of the Connecticut General Assembly included more legislation affecting employment than has any session of that body in recent memory. There were bills pertaining to minimum wage hikes, paid family leave, changes to non-compete agr…

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United States Department of Labor Rescinds 80-20 Rule for Tipped Employees

March 13, 2019

Employers in the restaurant industry are all familiar with the “80/20 Rule.” If an employee works in an occupation that customarily and regularly generates a certain minimum amount of tips per month, the Fair Labor Standards Act permits employers to pa…

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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Proposed Overtime Regulation

March 13, 2019

On March 7, 2019, the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued proposed regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which would raise the annual minimum salary threshold for white collar workers to not have to be paid overtime, from $23,660 ($455 …

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2019 Real Estate Tax Abatement Process

January 8, 2019

Tax abatement season is here, with some fast approaching filing deadlines in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. If you have not already done so, now is the time for property owners to review their real estate tax assessments to de…

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Six Things to Know about Massachusetts's Non-Compete Bill

August 8, 2018

On July 31st, the Massachusetts legislature passed a bill codifying many aspects of non-compete law which will change how non-compete agreements are enforced throughout the state. The statute, entitled “The Act Relative to the Judicial Enforcement of Non…

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Massachusetts Passes Act to Create Paid Family and Medical Leave and to Raise the Regular Hourly Minimum Wage to $15.

June 29, 2018

On June 28, 2018, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law An Act Relative to Minimum Wage, Paid Family Medical Leave and the Sales Tax Holiday (the “Act”). The Act raises the hourly minimum wage for non-tipped employees (i.e., the “regular” hourly m…

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Connecticut Passes Pay Equity Bill

May 23, 2018

On May 22, 2018, Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed the Pay Equity Act (the “Act”) into law. The Act protects the right of employees to share wage information and prohibits employers from inquiring about prospective employees' wage and salary history. Th…

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Addressing Anti-Harassment in the Workplace in the Wake of the #MeToo Movement

March 14, 2018

Partners Christina L. Lewis and Lisa A. Zaccardelli discuss the best methods of preventing workplace harassment cases and some of the ways in which the intersection of workplace culture and popular opinion shape employer handling of these matters.

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2018 Real Estate Tax Abatement Process

January 18, 2018

Tax abatement season is here, with some fast approaching filing deadlines in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. If you have not already done so, now is the time for property owners to review their real estate tax assessments to de…

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Republican-Controlled NLRB Reverses Obama-Era Rulings

January 3, 2018

In several recent 3-2 decisions, the Republican-controlled National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reversed several Obama-era decisions and policies, permitting franchisors, other corporations such as McDonald’s, and staffing agencies to breathe a collecti…

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Rhode Island Enacts Paid Sick and Safe Leave Time Law

September 29, 2017

*On September 28, 2017, Governor Raimondo signed into law a bill requiring many Rhode Island employers to soon provide paid sick and safe leave.  With its passage, Rhode Island joins the growing trend of states—including neighboring Connecticut and Mass…

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The Department of Labor Seeks Information on White Collar Exemptions

August 1, 2017

7/26/17 - In the latest saga regarding the controversial overtime rule promulgated under the Obama administration, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a request for information (RFI) relating to white collar exemptions.White collar exemptions provide e…

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Recent OSHA Rules Seek to Improve Flow of Workplace Injury Data

May 10, 2017

Since its creation in 1971, the agency has helped drive serious workplace injuries down from 11 per 100 workers to only 3 per 100 in 2015; however, the rate of decline has slowed in recent years.  To continue perfecting workplace health and safety, OSHA r…

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How Much is a Comma Worth to You?

May 9, 2017

A recent federal court decision pivots on a missing comma, and rarely has the lack of such a small amount of ink been so costly for a defendant. In O'Connor v. Oakhurst Dairy, the First Circuit Court of Appeals was called upon to interpret a Maine labor la…

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2017 Real Estate Tax Abatement Process

January 25, 2017

With the New Year upon us, now is the time for property owners to review their real estate tax assessments to determine if a tax abatement or appeal is warranted. Hinckley Allen has successfully handled numerous tax abatements and tax appeals in Connecticu…

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Federal Court Blocks New Department of Labor Overtime Regulations

November 28, 2016

On November 22, 2016, a federal district court in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the new DOL overtime regulations that were set to take effect on December 1st of this year. And while this fight is far from over, it does effective…

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More Restrictions on Physician Noncompetes Ahead?

August 25, 2016

The nation’s health care system is in the midst of a structural shift that has been accelerating with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. A paradigm change in reimbursement from the traditional fee-for-service model to payment-based on quality…

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New Multi-state Restrictions on Non-compete Clauses for Physicians

August 5, 2016

This law also dictates that any employee or partnership agreement that prevents a physician from treating, advising, consulting, or soliciting a current patient of the employer is unenforceable as of the day the law took effect. The only explicit exception…

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New Restrictions on Non-Compete Clauses: A Victory for Physicians

May 19, 2016

The State of Connecticut is likely this summer to add significant statutory restrictions to physician non-compete agreements. Specifically, the Connecticut General Assembly is sending Senate Bill 351, An Act Concerning Matters Affecting Physicians and Hosp…

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Sides drawn on plan to mandate paid family, medical leave

March 24, 2016

Spurred by testimony from dozens of people – including a fellow legislator — helped by paid medical leave, 12 Connecticut lawmakers are co-sponsoring a bill that would mandate employers to pay workers who go on medical or family leave.But state busines…

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2016 Real Estate Tax Abatement Process

January 15, 2016

With the New Year upon us, now is the time for property owners to review their real estate tax assessments to determine if a tax abatement or appeal is warranted. Hinckley Allen has successfully handled numerous tax abatements and tax appeals in Connecticu…

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EEOC issues notice of Proposed Rules to GINA and Voluntary Wellness Programs

December 17, 2015

On October 30, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued notice that it plans to amend its regulations to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) as they relate to voluntary employer wellness programs. Employers covered b…

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Department of Labor Proposal for New Overtime Regulations – The Effect on the Workplace

December 17, 2015

On June 30, 2015, the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued proposed regulations to the overtime exemptions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final regulations are expected to be published in late 2016. New minimum salary level to qualify for t…

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Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law

June 9, 2015

Employers, take note! Passed by ballot initiative, the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law (“sick leave law”) becomes effective in less than a month—July 1, 2015. The law provides that all employees, including full-time, part-time, and even temporary …

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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Recently Issued Key Decisions Concerning the Commonwealth’s Tips Act and Independent Contractor Statute

June 9, 2015

Two Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) opinions issued last month provide guidance for employers on two important, yet complex, Massachusetts employment statutes: the Tips Act and the independent contractor statute.In Meshna v. Scrivanos (SJC-11618…

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New Massachusetts Law Extends Maternity Leave Act Protections to Men

January 29, 2015

Effective April 7, 2015, a new Massachusetts law will replace and greatly expand the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act, most notably extending parental leave protections to men.The Parental Leave bill, signed into law by former Governor Deval Patrick on Ja…

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My Time or Yours? No Compensation for Employee Security Checks

December 19, 2014

The U. S. Supreme Court recently issued a unanimous decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk, which denied employees' claims that they were owed overtime pay for time spent waiting in line for post-shift security screenings meant to deter theft. Th…

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2015 Real Estate Tax Abatement Process

October 28, 2014

With November almost upon us, now is an ideal time for property owners to review their real estate tax assessments to determine if a tax abatement or appeal is warranted. Hinckley Allen has successfully handled numerous tax abatements and tax appeals in Co…

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Will a Rocky Mountain High Bring Employers Down?

October 14, 2014

The Colorado Supreme Court last week heard arguments in a case brought by Brandon Coates, a quadriplegic who uses marijuana to ease muscle spasms, against Dish Network, his employer, for firing him after he failed a random drug test. Coates said he never u…

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Case Study

Hinckley Allen Represents Cynosure, Inc. in $287M Transaction

Hinckley Allen recently represented Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYNO) in its acquisition of Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: PMTI), a leading researcher and developer of innovative aesthetic light-based systems for hair removal and other co…

Events

Past Event

Labor & Employment Seminar 2019

May 22, 2019

Don't miss out on the opportunity to update your knowledge on a number of important issues and recent legislation in the ever-expanding area of employment & labor law. Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Seminar: 8:30 a.m. -…

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Connecticut Labor & Employment Roundtable 2019

January 10, 2019

Join us to discuss the changing landscape and latest legislation changes affecting Connecticut businesses and individuals. Bring your questions for our panelists! Roundtable discussion on evolving issues in discrimination law: LGBTQ+, pay equity, public a…

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USLAW Employment & Labor Law Exchange

April 30, 2018
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Connecticut Labor & Employment Roundtable 2018

January 10, 2018

Join us to discuss the changing landscape and latest legislation changes affecting Connecticut businesses and individuals. Bring your questions for our panelists!MCLE approved. CLE credit will be made available.

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Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits Law Seminar

October 12, 2017

Join us at our Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits Law Seminar. Update your knowledge on a number of important issues and recent legislation in the ever-expanding area of law.

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University of Connecticut School of Business's The Innovation Connection Series "Women in Family Business: Mothers & Others"

May 9, 2017

Hinckley Allen Partner Lisa A. Zaccardelli will be moderating an upcoming panel discussion titled, Women in Family Business: Women & Others, hosted by the University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Business. This event is part of the Innovation Conn…

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Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits Law Seminar

May 4, 2017

Don't miss out on the opportunity to update your knowledge on a number of important issues and recent legislation in the ever-expanding area of employment & labor law. Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Seminar: 8:30 a.m. -…

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2017 USLAW Employment & Labor Law Exchange

May 2, 2017

Hinckley Allen Partner Lisa Zaccardelli is speaking at the 2017 USLAW Network Employment & Labor Law Exchange. Zaccardelli joins a panel who will explore the increasing trend in legalizing the use and possession of marijuana. Included on the panel, "…

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Labor & Employment Roundtable: Who’s Exempt from Overtime Payments under FLSA?

October 18, 2016

Join us to discuss details of the final U.S. Department of Labor "DOL" regulations changing who is exempt from overtime payments under the Fair Labor Standards Act. With the rule effective December 1, 2016, employers have only two months to comply.We will …

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2016 USLAW Employment & Labor Law Exchange

May 6, 2016

Lisa Zaccardelli presents "American with Disability Act ("ADA") and Reasonable Accommodations. Practical Answers to Frequent Questions and Problems.

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