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A Look at Seminal Study’s Conclusions Regarding FINRA Arbitrations

Talk about exhaustive research that can’t easily be called into question. A team of researchers who recently published a paper on FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) arbitration buttressed the validity of their results through research spanning nearly 9,000 decisions rendered by approximately 8,000 arbitrators. Although a number of notable conclusions emerged from that ambitious effort, […]

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Is the #MeToo Movement Casting Ripples in American Workplaces?

A reasoned response to whether the high-profile #MeToo campaign focused upon sexual harassment is having consequences for workplaces in Connecticut and across the country must surely conclude with a resounding “yes.” The movement spawned in the wake of the notorious case details surrounding former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has unquestionably put on-the-job sexual misconduct under […]

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Employment Disputes are on the Rise. The Results? More Resolution. The Reason? Mediation.

Unfortunately, conflict at the workplace has always been and will always be. Fortunately, over the past twenty years, employment law has progressed in efficiency and availability to help protect employees and employers. Today, employment conflict can find resolution outside of the courtroom by means of mediation, a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) that creates […]

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SCOTUS’ New Term to Spotlight Employment, Arbitration Cases

It is a truism that cases on the United States Supreme Court docket – all matters that come to the court’s purview – are flatly significant and with the potential to affect vast numbers of Americans in fundamental ways. It will certainly be business as usual for the court during its current term. In fact, […]

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Can External Job Applicants Sue for Age Discrimination?

Many Connecticut residents and other individuals across the country routinely see promising job advertisements that spark their interest and invite a return application. A recent national news piece notes that many of those placements do not specify minimum qualifications, but do set forth a cap on experience. For example: “This position is open only to […]

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Criminal Outcome Against Drug Maker Harsh, Civil Suit Even More So

Drug wholesaler AmerisourceBergen took a painful punch last year as the defendant in a federal criminal lawsuit. The company was slapped with a $260 million criminal fine after pleading guilty to fraud-related charges in litigation filed by the federal government. It turns out that what was seemingly a painfully high exaction ended up as a […]