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It won’t be “Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em” at many businesses.
Modifying our state laws to better empower local zoning officials to diversify our housing stock is good for the state’s economic growth.
An employer may exclude those with Covid-19, or symptoms associated with the virus, from the workplace because “their presence would pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others,” according to the latest guidance from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The term, which used to mean a focus on amenities, has shifted to securing tenants' health, says Geoffrey Fay, a partner in Bridgeport law firm Pullman & Comley’s Real Estate Department.
"People are thinking differently about the state," Mounds said, "not just from a professional standpoint but from a family values and family health standpoint as well.”
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.
“We’ll see how it plays out,” says Connecticut Restaurant Association Executive Director Scott Dolch.
“It’s really difficult to gauge” how many businesses are going full-steam ahead, says a Bridgeport attorney. “We have a number of clients who have been planning for some time to begin bringing back their employees, and there are some who are waiting to see how things develop.”
Attorney Jonathan Orleans of Bridgeport firm Pullman & Comley says that, technically, a company doesn’t have to reimburse any of an employee’s expenses – “though the best practice is certainly to do so in the current situation, where the employer is specifically asking the employee to work from home.”
Although it's recently expanded into New York and Massachusetts, one of the state's largest law firms will always call Connecticut home, says chairman James Shearin: “There is zero possibility of us leaving -- not while I’m around."
So much is done online -- banking, work, shopping, gaming, socializing. If something happens to you, what happens to all that information and all those assets? Plan for that now.
Methods of wage payment are controlled by statutes — in Connecticut and elsewhere — that do not necessarily suit the convenience of employers.
Webster Bank cashed a $15,000 fraudulent check and is liable for it, a court has ruled.
A new report will be taken into account as Connecticut formulates the next steps in an initiative to transform its approach to remediating contaminated sites.
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