CBS Executives Accused of Insider Trading

CBS CEO Les Moonves was forced to leave the company after numerous allegations of sexual misconduct came to light. Now Moonves is coming under fire again, facing new allegations of insider trading. A lawsuit filed recently claims that he and other CBS executives sold off massive amounts of CBS stock shortly before the sexual misconduct […]

Benefits of Class Action Lawsuits

Class action lawsuits are useful for groups of individuals who have suffered a loss due to a company’s harmful actions. By banding together instead of pursuing separate lawsuits, individuals who have suffered harm can consolidate their efforts and increase their chances of success. There are several significant benefits to class actions, compared to what plaintiffs […]

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Forced Arbitration Centrally Spotlighted in Google Developments

“Today, justice won.” That was the expressed view of one national legislator last week following flatly notable news concerning global technology giant Google relevant to employee relations. And people are paying attention to the details because Google is, well, Google. Here’s what happened: the company caved on its longstanding practice requiring workers with grievances to […]

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Workplace Age Bias: Pernicious, Often Subtle and Circumstantial

It lives. And it reportedly thrives, despite state and federal prohibitions against it. Today’s blog post spotlights workplace age discrimination, a seemingly intractable on-the-job scourge that adversely affects a singular demographic in Connecticut and everywhere else across the country. That is the 40-and-over crowd, a population that first gained some statutory protection against age bias […]

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Perceived Conservative Justice Pens Liberal Outcome in SCOTUS Case

Commentators remarking on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch have widely perceived during that jurist’s short tenure thus far that he is a solidly conservative voice on the court. Gorsuch is believed to favor big business and entrenched commercial interests pursuant to a so-called “textualist” philosophy. That mindset espouses statutory interpretation without regard to underlying […]

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The Slippery Slope of Workplace Harassment Begins With Defining It

A vendor that regularly visits your company can’t seem to ever leave the premises without first telling a few off-color jokes. A handful of office regulars generally seem to find his puns humorous and a welcome respite to workplace routine. Others are often offended. An office manager at your business firm routinely schedules performance checkups […]

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Former NHL Player Sues New Jersey Devils For Concealing Risk of Head Injury

On January 3, 2019, former National Hockey League (“NHL”) player, Michael Peluso (“Peluso”), sued the New Jersey Devils (“the Devils”) in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, alleging that the professional hockey team failed to disclose the risk of long-term neurological issues resulting from further head injuries. According to the […]

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Employers’ Progressive Disciplinary Policies: the Written Warning

Employers in Connecticut and elsewhere are obviously buoyed by opportunities they timely identify and take advantage of to grow their businesses and prosper over the long term. At the same time, conscientious commercial managers focus unwaveringly on business challenges that serve as obstacles to company success. Those can beam in from just about anywhere, owing […]

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FedEx Agrees to $2.1 Million Settlement in NY Underpayment Suit

On December 20, 2018, FedEx Corporation (“FedEx”) agreed to a $2.1 million settlement in a 2010 suit brought by the New York attorney general alleging that hundreds of FedEx workers were underpaid as a result of being misclassified as independent contractors. As independent contractors, approximately 500 delivery drivers were denied overtime pay and had illegal […]

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Discrimination Lawsuit Against Global Financial Firm Gets Bigger

The global financial, tax and money-management advisory firm KPMG justifiably wants to be known for the stellar results it crafts for diverse individual and institutional clients across the world. Not for this. “This” is a high-profile and protracted lawsuit, which just got appreciably bigger. Employee-linked litigation that has ensnared the iconic company since 2011 suddenly […]