Changes In Labor And Employment Bills Affecting Connecticut Employers

Lawmakers in Connecticut are considering several proposed bills in the state House and Senate that would significantly impact employers if enacted.

The House and Senate proposed legislation that would require hourly workers to be paid if their shifts are cancelled on short notice. An employer would have to pay employees half their hourly regular rate for any scheduled work hours they do not work because the employer cancels or reduces the employees’ work hours when […]

By | April 24th, 2019 ||

New Times And New Regulations: An Update On Labor Law In Mexico

Mexico is in a new era when it comes to labor law, with several significant developments affecting the country’s labor landscape.

On September 20, 2018, Mexico ratified the International Labour Convention’s Convention 98, endorsing the right of union members to organize and engage in collective bargaining negotiation. Then, on November 30, 2018, President Donald Trump, President Enrique Peña Nieto, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. This agreement increases labor regulations by […]

By | April 23rd, 2019 ||

U.S. Department Of Labor Issues Proposed Joint Employment Rule

On April 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would clarify when two entities may be considered joint employers of an employee for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and therefore may be held jointly and severally liable for FLSA violations. The rule comes nearly two years after the DOL withdrew Obama-era guidance broadly interpreting the rules regarding joint employment (see  alert here). The DOL’s proposed rule […]

By | April 22nd, 2019 ||