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.

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

This week we are pleased to have a guest post by Robinson+Cole Labor and Employment Group lawyer Natale V. DiNatale.

The NLRB has reversed decades of precedent and made it far easier for unions to represent employees, including manufacturers, without a secret ballot election.  The NLRB’s new standard (announced in Cemex Construction Materials Pacific, LLC, 372

Below is an excerpt of an article co-authored with Robinson+Cole Labor and Employment Group lawyer Natale V. DiNatale and Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group Jon Schaefer published by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) on April 12, 2023.

OSHA is poised to revive a policy that would require employers to permit union officials to

We continue our annual tradition of covering legal trends and outlook for this year, focusing this week on employment and labor.  Following several years of pandemic-focused legislation, we are now seeing a significant uptick in new employment legislation and emerging work-related trends across the country.  The following are a few of the issues and trends

On January 5, 2023, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan announced a proposed federal regulation that, if enacted, would invalidate non-competes and similar restrictive covenants that are routinely used by companies to limit a former employee’s professional activities post-employment.  The proposed rule would not only ban the future use of non-compete clauses for workers

This week we are pleased to have a guest post from Edward Heath and Kevin Daly.  Attorneys Heath and Daly are members of Robinson+Cole’s Manufacturing Industry Team and regularly counsel clients on trade compliance, anti-corruption compliance, and other corporate compliance issues.

On October 7, 2022, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced a series of

As most federal contractors are likely aware, this year marked the first year when covered entities were required to certify compliance with their annual affirmative action plan requirement using the new Contractor Portal of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Federal contractors (and subcontractors) that are subject to such requirements now must certify