Supreme Court Framework for Extraterritorial Cases

Diana Cahill and Casey Yamasaki Economic globalization has raised questions about how international corporations should be regulated. Should international standards be established or must these corporations comply with a country’s laws (and if so, which country)? Since the United States is the largest importer in the world, and one of the most active countries in […]


The Unresolved Question of Employee Status of Uber Drivers

Damian O’Sullivan Uber Technologies Inc. (“Uber” or the “Company”) has recently been the subject of numerous sizeable lawsuits in connection with a variety of legal issues, prominently among which is the contentious question of whether or not Uber drivers are employees or independent contractors. Uber, along with many other app-based businesses, has been on the […]


What are Connecticut’s wage and hour laws?

In 2015, drunk drivers killed 797 people across the state of Florida including 48 people in Alachua County alone. Upon getting a job, Connecticut employees know that they are expected to perform certain responsibilities for the benefit of their employers. But, what they also need to know is that those same employers are expected to […]


DOL Rule May Encourage 401(k) Zero Revenue Sharing Trends

Many employers provide their employees with benefits in addition to income, such as retirement plans. These retirement plans usually involve employees and employers investing into a fund that will, hopefully, increase over time so that when employees retire, they will have a secure amount of income to cash out. The plans are typically managed through […]


Lawsuit highlights dispute over employee retirement accounts

A recent lawsuit highlights the fiduciary duty employers have when dealing with retirement accounts in Connecticut. Many people working in Connecticut have the ability to enter into an employer-sponsored retirement account, such as a 401(k). Nonprofits and public school employees are often offered something similar, known as a 403(b). In either case, there is generally […]


How Does OSHA’s General Duty Clause Affect Connecticut Employees?

Under OSHA’s General Duty Clause, employers are required to maintain a workplace environment that is free of serious hazards. Many employees in Connecticut automatically assume that their place of employment will be safe and free of situations that could cause them harm. Even though this is not always the case, the Occupational Safety and Health […]


Misclassification a Huge Risk to U.S. Workers

Misclassification robs workers of important safeguards Increasingly, employers throughout the United States are building their labor forces using independent contractors. Sometimes, however, workers are wrongly classified as independent contractors when they really should be treated as regular employees. Whether this misclassification is accidental or intentional, it has the potential to harm employees. In addition, employers […]


Do Actively Managed Funds Breach Fiduciary Duties?

Casey Yamasaki On November 5, 2015, Boeing Co. (“Boeing” or the “Company”) decided to pay $57 million to a class of employees who filed a lawsuit claiming Boeing allowed a retirement plan to charge excessive fees. Although Boeing did not admit to any wrongdoing, the employees argued that the Company had breached its fiduciary duties […]


The Basics of Unlawful Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment in employment is illegal under both federal and state laws. While Americans would like to think we have put sexual harassment — a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 — in employment behind us, the media regularly includes stories about specific allegations of sexual […]


Overview of Types of Illegal Employment Discrimination Under Federal Law

Federal civil rights laws protect people from discrimination and harassment at work based on several personal characteristics. There has been a great deal of publicity regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, as it turned a quarter century old in July 2015. The ADA prohibits employment (and other types of) discrimination based on disability. One of […]

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