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As an attorney in Robinson+Cole’s Labor, Employment, Benefits + Immigration Group, I represent manufacturers in all areas of labor and employment law.  This includes discharge and discrimination issues, workplace investigations, affirmative action compliance, employee discipline, wage and hour issues, disability and reasonable accommodation, family and medical leave, unemployment, training, and defense in federal and state court and before administrative agencies. My full firm bio can be accessed here.

I represent manufacturers in the aerospace, consumer goods, machinery and other industries, which involves identifying practical, cost-effective and realistic solutions that prioritize and solidly execute the client’s objectives.  Manufacturers face unique challenges stemming from compliance with ever-changing industry regulations, including those impacting federal contractors.  Early in my career, I toured a client’s facility facing union-related struggles and realized that only through observing the workplace on the ground level can an attorney successfully understand and represent businesses.  As an employment attorney, I work alongside clients as a true partner to further their key personnel and human resources goals, including efficient and safe operations, recruitment and retention of talent, diversity and inclusion, among other issues. Whether advising on a leadership transition or on compliance with wage payment laws, the aim is always the same – to solve problems so clients can focus their attention on doing what they do best - manufacturing.

Below is an excerpt of a legal update co-authored with my Labor and Employment Group colleagues Stephen Aronson and Christopher Costain.

On May 21, 2024, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed legislation expanding Connecticut’s Paid Sick Leave law beginning January 1, 2025. The new legislation expands the scope of employers covered by the law, increases

This post was co-authored by Employee Benefits + Compensation Group lawyer Virginia McGarrity and has been published by BusinessWest.

Whether you are picking up a well-respected periodical or a celebrity newsmagazine, you cannot avoid reading about semaglutide injection drugs — drugs used to control blood-sugar levels for individuals with type-2 diabetes and weight loss.

This week’s post was co-authored by Robinson+Cole Labor and Employment Group lawyer Jessica C. Pinto,

In just over a year following its enactment, employees across the country have filed a bevy of lawsuits, including class actions, alleging violations of the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act), a law that was

As most manufacturers know, employers employing 100 or more employees and federal contractors employing 50 or more employees meeting certain criteria are required to file component 1 data reports annually on the EEO-1 report with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The law requires covered employers to report on the racial/ethnic and gender composition

This week’s post was co-authored by Robinson+Cole Labor and Employment Group lawyer Jessica C. Pinto

Illinois has rung in the new year by mandating some of the most progressive employee leave requirements in the nation. Effective January 1, 2024, Illinois’s Paid Leave for All Workers Act will require nearly all Illinois employers to provide employees

This week’s post was co-authored by Robinson+Cole Labor and Employment Group lawyer Madison C. Picard.

As we look ahead to 2024, there are a number of new issues and trends that appear on the local, state, and federal horizon with regard to labor and employment laws that may impact manufacturers. The following are a

This week’s post was co-authored by Robinson+Cole Labor and Employment Group lawyer Madison C. Picard

The end of the year is a great time for manufacturers to express gratitude for employees and their hard work during the year through holiday parties and events. While these gatherings can increase morale, camaraderie, and good-will in the workplace

This week’s post was co-authored by Robinson+Cole Labor and Employment Group lawyer Madison C. Picard.

As we approach election season, conversations about politics are quickly picking up across the country and in the workplace. Employers may be wondering how they can manage communications in the workplace.

A common misconception among employers this time of

This webinar will be co-presented by Labor + Employment Group lawyer Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson.

This year, lawmakers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York passed new laws regarding areas such as leave, discrimination, workers’ compensation, and in other important areas impacting employers. Federal agencies were also busy issuing guidance on topics from non-disparagement and confidentiality provisions