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2.9M filed unemployment claims last week; NY paid benefits top $7.4...

According to statistics released this morning by the U.S. Department of Labor, during the week ending May 9 there were 2,981,000 new seasonally adjusted...

Unemployment claims up in both NY and CT

In the seven weeks ended May 2, more than 33 million people filed claims for unemployment benefits, reflecting the economic slowdown attributable to the...

Unemployment rate hits 12.4%; TD Bank reports find mixed signals in...

In the week ending April 25, 3,839,000 Americans filed new unemployment insurance claims, according to seasonally adjusted figures released this morning by the U.S....

Expensing the crisis: What employers – and employees – should expect

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.”

COVID-19 LATEST: Deaths top 100; CT to receive about $1.45 billion...

The $2.5 billion in the state’s Budget Reserve Fund (also known as the Rainy Day Fund) puts Connecticut "in pretty good shape" through at least June 30, said Gov. Ned Lamont. “Obviously, this is the rainy day,” added Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management Melissa McCaw. “We are well-positioned to weather this storm.”

COVID-19 UPDATE: 21 deaths; Federal disaster declaration sought; Analysis of $2...

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-Connecticut) described the federal CARES Act as "imperfect but imperative -- it's not a panacea, and opined that there will be a fourth and fifth, and perhaps a sixth, federal economic stimulus bill as the situation develops.

Feds order Garelick & Herbs to pay $116K in back wages

"These types of violations can be avoided," said the U.S. Department of Labor's David R. Gerrain.

Westchester County Association becomes a force in workforce development

The Westchester County Association is making workforce development a key area of activity following its success in managing the four-year, $9.8 million Jobs Waiting...

Acting U.S. labor secretary touts employment stats, New Rochelle roots

Pizzella said what he hears most from business leaders is, “I’ve got to find more skilled workers.”

Feds order restaurant owners to pay workers $180K in back wages

Frank Marchetti and Michael Marchetti own restaurants in Old Greenwich, Stamford and Westport.

Connecticut union membership down by 3.5 percent

Connecticut led the New England region and was ranked sixth in the nation for union membership by percentage.

Labor Dept. accuses Yonkers care facility of cheating on overtime pay

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, this isn't the first time Regency Extended Care Center has allegedly violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Construction firm faces nearly $150K penalty for safety failures in Bridgeport

Among the charges leveled by the U.S. Department of Labor are the company's failure to provide fall and eye protection.

Yonkers and Hawthorne diners cite federal fine as cause of bankruptcies

Both diners list a U.S. Department of Labor judgment for $837,356, that they characterize as disputed, as their greatest unsecured debt.

Two diners assessed $837,356 for unpaid minimum wage and overtime

The Labor Department claimed that employees regularly worked six days a week for 10 hours or more, yet were not paid overtime or the minimum wage.