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New guidance clarifies employer-provided leave for disabled workers

Shel Myers |

Are you an employer confused about when you may need to provide leave to a disabled employee as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

Employers slow healthcare costs with innovative plan designs

John Stearns |

The total health benefit cost per employee increased an average of just 2.2 percent this year in Connecticut as more employees moved into high-deductible consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs),...

CT businesses test reverse mentoring

John Stearns |

Reverse mentoring is helping some Connecticut companies do forward thinking when it comes to understanding the largely digital lives led by younger staff and customers and how that affects firms'...

Federal judge blocks new OT protection rule

Patricia Daddona |

A federal judge has delayed implementation of a U.S. Department of Labor rule to expand overtime protections to millions of workers.

Developers eye $500M N. Britain tech park

Matt Pilon |

Developers hope to redevelop Stanley Black & Decker's legacy manufacturing properties in New Britain into a state-of-the-art technology park that could include $500 million in capital investment from...

CT's Oct. jobless rate dips amid losses

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut shed 7,200 jobs in October, yet its unemployment rate dipped to 5.1 percent, state labor regulators say.

OSHA to fine Wolcott contractor for alleged safety violations

Patricia Daddona |

A Wolcott contractor repeatedly exposed its employees to falls of 18 feet while performing roofing work in Middletown, a federal inspection has found.

Survey: Majority of CT residents need resources to stay here

Patricia Daddona |

In a recent survey by AARP Research, 78 percent of registered Connecticut voters say it is important for them to live in the state for as long as possible, but to do so, they need more jobs, better...

Law firm with Hartford offices boosting first year lawyers' pay

Patricia Daddona |

Law firm McCarter & English plans to increase its starting salary for first-year lawyers from $135,000 to $150,000.

Budget woes intensify as government projections emerge

Patricia Daddona |

Two state government reports put Connecticut's budget deficit as high as $1.3 billion, citing increased pension and retiree healthcare costs as primary drivers.

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