As I practice law in both New York and Connecticut, I have a vantage point in which I constantly compare the law of both jurisdictions. In New York, there is settled law in the federal courts that interprets covenants not to compete arising under New York law very favorably for employees.
Not so long ago, retail stores routinely promoted employees to a managerial position, paid them with a salary but gave them responsibilities that were pretty much the same as the employees they were presumably supervising. What was the motive behind these promotions? Often, it was to avoid paying the promoted employee a premium rate when they worked over 40 hours per week.
On March 11, 2020, Edgar Law LLC held its inaugural Breakfast with HR session from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. We will be holding similar sessions on HR-related issues every second Wednesday of the month.
The good news about passing without a will is that your assets do not automatically get grabbed by the state, as common lore might have it.
Sorry for the throwback but Hammer’s phrase immediately came to mind when I thought about the common myth business owners embrace that by forming a business entity they are fully protected from a lawsuit grab of their personal assets. If only it were true.
For those enduring chronic pain from a serious medical condition, the legalization of medical marijuana in Connecticut has been a blessing but for employers it has been nothing but an administrative headache and a trap for the unwary.