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April 27, 2015

Rebecca Goldberg, Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C.

Connecticut Employment Laws You Didn’t Know Existed
Why Your Bi-Weekly Payroll is Probably Illegal . . . and How to Fix It

Do you pay your employees at least weekly?  If you answered no, you are in good company.  Bi-weekly pay (paying employees every two weeks) is probably the most common choice of pay frequency.  However, a quirky feature of Connecticut’s wage payment statute makes weekly payment the default rule.  For most employers, the only way to pay less frequently than once a week is to obtain permission from the Commissioner of Labor.

April 20, 2015

Attorney Stuart M. Katz, Cohen and Wolf, P.C.

Workplace Bullying – Do You Have A Proactive Anti-Bullying Policy In Place?

Employers in Connecticut often feel like they are tiptoeing through a minefield of potential liabilities.  Misclassification of employees, discrimination, workplace injuries, and harassment are all buzzwords that represent risks of legal exposure.  Now there is a new one on the horizon – workplace bullying.  Bullying is not a new concept; bullies have been roaming the planet and dominating workplaces for generations.  But how does bullying impact the workplace? Can it cause legal liability for employers?

Mike GaninoApril 13, 2015

Mike Ganino, Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C. 

The Latest Scam – Filing Bogus Tax Returns in Your Name

You’ve compiled your paperwork, receipts, met with your tax preparer and reviewed every important detail. Your tax returns are completed, signed and e-filed. Whew!  Done for another year, right? Wrong! The IRS or State rejects your return as a “duplicate” because either yours or your spouse’s Social Security number has already been used to file a return – and your refund has been issued...to someone else. Really? You’ve just been victimized by the latest identity theft scheme. Now what?

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