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Hayber Law Firm and Lichten & Liss-Riordan File Important Motion Against Compass Group!

On June 30, 2015 the Hayber Law Firm and our co-counsel, Lichten & Liss-Riordan, filed a Motion in Federal Court in Connecticut asking the court to authorize the sending of notice to Assistant Managers employed by Compass Group’s Eurest Dining Services Division.  Eurest owns and operates cafes and cafeterias, often at corporate headquarters and other … [Read More]

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Did you know? Sales Commissions are Protected like Wages in Connecticut for Some Reps!

Under Connecticut law, wages enjoy special protection.  Conn. Gen. Stat. sec. 31-58 et seq. entitle an employee who has not been paid his or her full wage (i.e., minimum wage, and overtime of non-exempt) to attorneys’ fees if successful and double damages in some cases.  The purpose of this law is to prevent employers from … [Read More]

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CT Senators Back Bill to Prohibit Non-Competes for Low-Wage Workers

  Both of Connecticut’s Senators, Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, are backing a bill to prohibit employers from forcing low wage workers (those who earn less than $15 per hour, $31,200 annually, or who make the applicable minimum wage) to sign non-compete agreements preventing them from freely seeking out better paying jobs.  Read more here.  … [Read More]

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Muslim Job Applicant

On Monday, June 1, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a young Muslim woman who was denied a job at Abercrombie and Fitch because her headscarf violated A & F’s “look policy.” Read more here.  Despite the fact that A & F argued that it did not know that the scarf was a … [Read More]

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Settlement for Police Officer Fired as a Result of his Mental Disability

The Day reports (Read the article here) that a former police officer in Norwich, Connecticut, negotiated a $1.2 million settlement after being fired from his job in September 2010.  The officer, represented by our friends at Madsen, Prestley & Parenteau, LLC, claimed that he was terminated without being given the required “reasonable accommodation” for a … [Read More]

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Hayber Law Firm Wins Overtime Wages for Insurance Underwriter!

On Friday, May 15, 2015, Rick Hayber and Tony Pantuso of the Hayber Law Firm won a jury verdict in favor of their client, an insurance underwriter who had been misclassified as exempt from overtime.  The case, Graves v. Chubb & Son, Inc., was tried in New Haven in front of Judge Janet Hall.  The … [Read More]

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The NFL needs to rethink the manner in which it disciplines its employees

While professional football players aren’t exactly employees of the NFL, some of the same principles apply in the way it disciplines them.  This week’s suspension of Tom Brady highlights a problem in the way employees are disciplined that applies in other workplaces, as well. The NFL can choose to impose sanctions on players for violating … [Read More]

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Second Circuit Broadens Anti-Retaliation Provisions of Federal Wage Law

Last week, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York (which governs federal claims filed in Connecticut, New York, and Vermont) held that an oral complaint made by an employee to a supervisor can form the basis of a retaliation lawsuit under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  This decision, Greathouse v. JHS Security Inc. … [Read More]

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Outside Sales Exemption from Overtime Pay Not as Simple as You Might Think.

Many employers seem to think that they can pay an employee who is involved in selling products away from the workplace a salary and commission without having to worry about overtime pay.  In some cases, employees are true, exempt outside salespeople.  However, often these employees have been misclassified and are, in fact, due overtime. The … [Read More]

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D.C. Court Allows Whistleblower’s Court Case to Proceed!

A federal court in Washington D.C. has denied an employer’s motion to dismiss the claims of a female executive at a non-profit company who was fired after she complained about gender discrimination. Read the Opinion & Order here.  In this case, the executive alleges that she experienced discrimination in the form of reduced responsibility and … [Read More]

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