All Items: Connecticut

  • Connecticut Joins Growing List of States Banning Salary History Questions

    May 25, 2018

    Connecticut has become the sixth state to enact a salary history inquiry prohibition. Effective January 1, 2019, no Connecticut employer may inquire or direct a third party to inquire about a prospective employee's wage and salary history.

  • No Fluctuating Workweek for Retail Employees Paid by Commission, Connecticut Supreme Court Rules

    August 29, 2017

    The fluctuating workweek method of calculating overtime also may not be used for delivery drivers or for sales merchandisers, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled in Williams v. General Nutrition Ctrs., Inc.

  • Connecticut Medical Marijuana Law Protects Job Applicant Who Failed Drug Test

    August 25, 2017

    In a first-of-its-kind ruling, a federal district court has held that the federal marijuana ban does not preempt a Connecticut law protecting job applicants and employees from being discriminated against based on their lawful medical marijuana use.

  • Connecticut Bans Criminal History Box for Private Employers

    June 14, 2016

    Connecticut has become the ninth state to pass a law banning private employers from asking criminal history questions on job applications. Effective January 1, 2017, Connecticut employers will not be able to ask prospective employees about prior arrests, criminal charges or convictions on an initial application.

  • Connecticut Payroll Card Law to Take Effect

    June 13, 2016

    A new law taking effect in Connecticut on October 1 will allow employers the convenience of paying employees by payroll card. Previously, this method of wage payment was not permitted, and employers in the state could pay employees only in cash, by check or direct deposit.

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