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 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

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’s post was co-authored by Robinson+Cole Labor and Employment Group lawyer Emily A. Zaklukiewicz.

National Equal Pay Day, a presidentially-proclaimed day intended to draw attention to gender-based pay disparities in the United States and beyond, was celebrated across the country on March 15, 2022. In recent years, this day has gained even more

This week’s article was co-authored by Emily A. Zaklukiewicz who is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Labor, Employment, Benefits + Immigration Groups.

Although millions of people in the United States have been vaccinated since COVID-19 vaccine distribution began in December 2020, a large percentage of the population still remains unvaccinated. Many lawmakers and companies are brainstorming ways to remove barriers to individuals obtaining the vaccine, especially frontline workers who remain at a higher risk of COVID-19 exposure and infection. One such barrier is the time away from work that may be required to obtain the vaccination and the risk that the time will be unpaid. Many employers, including manufacturers, are questioning whether they must, or should, provide employees with paid time off for time spent related to obtaining the COVID-19 vaccine.
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We review a lot of manufacturing contracts for our clients.  As most people know, there are often clauses that dictate what law will apply if there is a dispute (a.k.a. “choice of law” clauses) and where that dispute will be litigated (a.k.a. “forum selection” clauses).  Under most circumstances, the party with the most leverage will