September 2020

Hartford Law Firms See Spike in COVID-19-related Business

This article was originally featured in the September 21, 2020 issue of the Hartford Business Journal. To view the original, please click here.As business slowed down at companies across Greater Hartford in mid-March due to COVID-19-related shutdowns, it p…

August 2020

DOL Updates FAQs on FFCRA Back to School Issues

Since posting its original guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in March, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has continued to update its Questions and Answers. Most recently, the DOL provided FAQs addressing a variety of issues r…

June 2020

Enforcement Will Not Go by the Wayside During the Pandemic

While making sure to adhere to each state’s required tasks for reopening, employers must not forget to comply with discrimination laws and OSHA and EEOC guidance. Recent guidance and court decisions make clear that OSHA, the EEOC, and other enforcement a…

U.S Supreme Court Issues Landmark Decision on Discrimination in the Workplace for LGBTQ Workers

On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia holding that Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits firing an employee simply because the individual is gay or transgender.The 6-…

May 2020

Reopening Massachusetts — A Four-Phased Approach

On May 18, 2020, Governor Baker released a Reopening Massachusetts Report along with an executive order implementing a four-phased reopening plan.Each phase will last a minimum of three weeks and could last longer before moving to the next phase. Additiona…

April 2020

CDC Adds Six New Symptoms to its COVID-19 List

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added six new symptoms to its existing list of symptoms for COVID-19 yesterday.  Employers need to be aware of these new symptoms and update their policies, procedures, and employee information (e.g. ha…