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Bridgeport restaurant to pay $80K in back wages, $20K in civil...

The violations put in motion inquiries into four other restaurants owned by John Vazzano, including Vazzano’s Four Seasons Banquet in Stratford and Vazzy’s Cucina in Shelton.

US Department of Labor spikes Trump era’s ‘Independent Contractor’ rule

The DOL said it anticipates that the rule’s withdrawal will avoid a reduction in workers’ access to employer-provided fringe benefits, including health insurance and retirement plans, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation coverage.

CT employment to grow by 13.5% through Q2 of 2022, says...

The state DOL projects Connecticut’s 2020 to 2022 job growth to rise at a higher rate than Massachusetts’ 12.5% but below New York’s 17%.

‘Employee’ or ‘independent contractor’? DOL proposed definitions could save companies millions

The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts that, if finalized, the rule could result in net savings for employers of almost $481 million per year, most of that due to reduced litigation costs and fewer benefits payments.

Scholastic permanently closing Danbury facility; Bartaco, Suit Supply USA announce furloughs

The effect on Scholastic of the COVID-19 pandemic "includes significantly decreased revenue and customer counts as a result of widespread cancellation of orders across the book fairs, book clubs and scholastic education departments," according to the company's Senior Human Resources Manager Donna Millillo.

Connecticut job losses grew by 1,600 in February

The jobless rate ticked up to 4.7 percent.

Malloy to address gender wage disparity

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Jan. 23 that the state would begin to look for ways to address the state's wage disparity between genders.

Conn. adds 300 jobs in November

Connecticut added just 300 jobs in November, according to the Connecticut Department of Labor.

Jobs data stumps analysts, labor officials

Recent jobs data have stymied analysts and labor officials, with the state’s unemployment rate rising to 9.1 percent in August from 8.3 percent a year earlier as the U.S. unemployment rate declined a full percentage point over the same period.

Healthy grant for NCC, colleges

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded $12 million to Norwalk Community College and six other Connecticut schools.

Jobless rate back to 9.0

Connecticut's unemployment rate rocketed back up to 9 percent in August.

NCC, colleges land $12m grant

Norwalk Community College and six other schools landed $12 million in DOL funds to train workers for health careers.

Fairfield’s best retailers and restaurants ‘doing a lot of things right’

Like other retailers and restaurants, the Fairfield County entities among “the best in Connecticut” face still leery consumers

AFL-CIO leader for DOL

The governor again appointed a union leader as head of the Connecticut Department of Labor.

Union official to lead DOL

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy again appointed a union leader as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Labor, tapping AFT Connecticut President Sharon Palmer to lead DOL.