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MEMBER BLOG: Connecticut Employment Laws Employment Terms
October 12, 2015
Rebecca Goldberg, Esq. Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C.
Connecticut Employment Laws You Didn’t Know Existed-
Employment Terms You Need To Put In Writing
Many employers are unaware of a Connecticut employment law essentially requiring offer letters. Employers must, at the time of hiring, advise employees as to his her rate of pay, hours of employment, and wage payment schedule. The statute also requires employers to make available policies and practices related to wages, vacation pay, sick leave, health and welfare benefits, and comparable matters. This can be done in writing or through posted notices. If these policies change, employees must be notified in writing or through posted notices.
MEMBER BLOG: New Credit Card Technology Helps Fight Fraud
October 5, 2015
by Adam M. Formus, CPA, CFE of Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C.
New Credit Card Technology Helps Fight Fraud
In the near future, having someone at a cash register say, “Please swipe your credit card” may become as outdated as listening to music on an 8 track tape or a vinyl record. Beginning October 1, 2015, the way you pay for goods and services using your credit card will change due to the nationwide implementation of EMV technology.
MEMBER BLOG: What's your Geek Speak?
September 25, 2015
Mary Beth Nelsen, The Right Resource
What's your Geek Speak?
I Don't Understand You! Developing Communications Clarity.
I hadn’t thought of myself as a geek. I’ve been accused of being a bit word obsessive, and I admit I have trouble scaring up opponents for a game of Scrabble. But a geek? Nah! Geeks are computer geniuses who speak techno-babble that is incomprehensible to the rest of us. And they get younger every day. My current go-to tech geek is 11.
The times, they are a changin’. Dictionaries struggle to keep up with the continuous changes to the definition of a word that started out meaning “a crazy carny who bites the heads off chickens”. As technology advanced the word became associated with those who “engage in or discuss computer-related tasks obsessively or with great attention to technical detail”. More recent definitions have gone beyond the tech geek to “a person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about a specific subject”.
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