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Feb 16 2018

Parental Leave Policies: Mothers and Fathers Must Be Treated Equally

By: Jessica Slippen

Posted in: Workplace Harassment

As more and more women choose to continue their careers while raising children, and the increasing costs of living require dual income households, many employers now offer paid parental leave and flexible work arrangements.  This is a move that ... Read Article


Jan 23 2018

DOL Extends Public Comment Period on Pool Tipping to February 5, 2018

By: Maria Garcia-Quintner

Posted in: Fair Labor Standards Act

The U.S. Department of Labor seeks to rollback Obama era restrictions on employers related to the pooling of tips under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The DOL’s Notice of Proposed Rule Making published on December 5, 2017, gave the public until ... Read Article


Jan 15 2018

Mitchell & Sheahan, P.C. announces its expansion

Posted in: Firm News

Mitchell & Sheahan, P.C. announces its expansion into lower Fairfield County, with the opening of its new Westport office, located at 246 Post Road East. Read Article


Jan 10 2018

Employers Must Provide Existing Employees with Written Notice of Rights under Expanded Pregnancy Discrimination Act by January 28, 2018

By: Maria Garcia-Quintner

Posted in: Pregnancy Protection Act

In October 2017, my colleague Reese Mitchell published an article summarizing Connecticut’s expansion of protections of pregnant employees through the passage of "An Act Concerning Pregnant Women in the Workplace”, which for the most... Read Article


Jan 09 2018

Timing Is Everything: EEOC Offers Guidance for Employers to Prevent Harassment in the Workplace

By: Jessica Slippen

Posted in: Workplace Harassment

The recent media spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace has employers on edge.  Employers are responsible for providing their employees with a work environment that does not discriminate and is free of harassment.  When faced with ... Read Article


Jan 09 2018

Happy New Year: 2017 Affordable Care Act Checklist for Employers

By: Jessica Slippen

Posted in: Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act mandates that employers with at least 50 full-time employees in the preceding calendar year must report certain information to their full-time employees and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about the health care coverage the... Read Article


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