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Connecticut Publishes Guidance Regarding Disclosure of Salary Range for Vacant Positions

The Connecticut Department of Labor has published guidance regarding the state’s “An Act Concerning the Disclosure of Salary Range for a Vacant Position,” which goes into effect on October 1, 2021. In reviewing this guidance, employers should be mindful that it does not constitute legal advice and is non-binding. A court may have a different interpretation of... Continue Reading
September 29, 2021

Connecticut Amends Pay Equity Law, Requiring Disclosure of Wage Ranges to Applicants, Employees

Connecticut’s “An Act Concerning the Disclosure of Salary Range for a Vacant Position,” which goes into effect on October 1, 2021, imposes new requirements on Connecticut employers to disclose the wage range for vacant positions to both job applicants and existing employees. The new law also extends the prohibition on sex-based compensation discrimination to comparable as opposed...… Continue Reading
June 9, 2021

New Connecticut CROWN Act Bans Natural Hair Discrimination in the Workplace

Connecticut has joined the growing list of states that prohibit discrimination on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair. On March 10, 2021, Connecticut adopted legislation to ban natural hair discrimination in the workplace. In 2019, California was the first state to implement a law called the CROWN Act, an acronym for...… Continue Reading
March 15, 2021

Fourth Circuit Allows Casino Workers to Proceed With Putative Class and Collective Action For Unpaid Training Time at “Dealer School”

The Fourth Circuit recently decided in Harbourt v. PPE Casino Resorts Maryland, LLC that casino workers may proceed with a putative class action alleging that their unpaid attendance at a Maryland casino’s “dealer school” violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and Maryland wage laws. Background Plaintiffs alleged that the Casino advertised for dealer positions … Continue Reading
June 2, 2016