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Highlights From Our Annual Labor & Employment Fall Seminar--Hartford

New Guidance on Paid Sick Leave Law; Concerted Protected Activity in Non-Union Settings

December 13, 2011

Speakers: Henry J. Zaccardi, Gabriel J. Jiran

December 13, 2011
7:45 AM - 8:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Seminar
Shipman & Goodwin
Hartford Office - Court Room

Hartford, CT

For those of you who missed our annual Fall Seminar due to Winter Storm Alfred, we invite you to join us in our Hartford office as we present highlights from that seminar. Connecticut’s mandatory paid sick leave law and the NLRB’s “concerted activity” protections are causing confusion and concern for employers of all types and sizes. Learn what key factors to consider in your policies and practices before you make a misstep.

No Music to Employers’ Ears

The National Labor Relations Board has taken a broad view of “concerted activity” under federal labor law, and has applied protections to employers that do not have unions. Even certain informal conversations between employees may be protected activity under the law. 

This presentation will discuss the latest developments in this area, provide real-life scenarios to help employers determine which activities may be protected, and offer guidance on how to avoid potential problems. 

Connecticut’s Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law

Connecticut passed the first mandatory paid sick leave law in the country, but not many employers are celebrating. The law appears to be much more expansive than expected and raises more questions than answers for employers. On Friday, November 18, the DOL released much-anticipated guidance on the topic, so we will offer a summary and brief analysis of that guidance.

This presentation will help decipher the law, provide practical examples to reduce the confusion, and discuss the changes employers must make to their policies in order to comply with the law. To download a printable pdf containing directions, click here.

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