Labor, Employment, Benefits + Immigration

Robinson+Cole is one of a select number of firms in the Northeast to have dedicated attorneys who offer a full array of employment law services to employers: counseling and training, litigation, immigration, employee benefits, and labor relations. Given our depth of understanding of all facets of the employment relationship, we are able to assist clients not only with addressing pressing legal concerns, but in proactively examining policies and practices to minimize future issues and increase compliance with the laws applicable to the employee-employer relationship. We have substantial experience in dealing with the numerous state and federal laws that impact the employment relationship, as well as with the state and federal agencies responsible for enforcing those laws. Our immigration lawyers help clients employ the most talented professionals from around the world.

Our Services 

We provide guidance and representation to clients across a wide range of industries on all matters related to labor, employment, employee benefits, and immigration, such as:

  • Wage and salary issues 
  • Employee benefit and executive compensation issues 
  • Pension, retirement, and profit sharing plans
  • Health and welfare benefit plans
  • Fringe benefit programs
  • Hiring, discipline, and terminations
  • Personnel policies and handbooks
  • Severance agreements
  • Compliance with anti-discrimination laws
  • Family and medical leave 
  • Labor- and employment-related litigation and administrative advocacy
  • Workplace investigations
  • Noncompetition agreements and trade secrets
  • Employee immigration applications
  • I-9 compliance and audits
  • Development of corporate-wide, multi-facility labor relations strategies
  • Collective bargaining agreements and disputes
  • Contract administration and campaigns
  • Grievances and arbitration
  • Union election campaigns, union avoidance, and strike consultation 
  • Unfair labor practice claims, including National Labor Relations Board and court proceedings
  • Employee communications 
  • Training

Our Team 

The lawyers in our Labor, Employment, Benefits + Immigration Group have years of experience assisting employers with all of their legal needs. We get results for clients, whether it is helping an employer attract top talent from around the world, or negotiating favorable terms in collective bargaining agreements. Our team includes lawyers who hold workplace investigator certificates from the Association of Workplace Investigators. We provide a Training Institute that offers educational programs on labor, employment, and benefits topics. We regularly provide legal updates to clients on important new developments in labor, employment, employee benefits, and immigration. Our lawyers regularly speak and write about issues of critical importance to our clients, with their work featured in many publications. Our team also provides insight on issues related to employee benefits in the firm’s ERISA Claim Defense Blog, at www.erisaclaimdefense.com.

    • Experience
      • Secured complete dismissal of charges against client employer in multiple discrimination investigations by administrative agency.*

      • Secured substantial reduction of owed back pay and prevented imposition of liquidated damages/fines in multiple wage and hour investigations (state and federal).*

      • Contributed to brief in support of Order to Show Cause seeking temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in restrictive covenant litigation which resulted in Court order granting preliminary injunction prohibiting solicitation of client customers by opposing parties.*

      • Second chair for portion of high profile, newsworthy, potentially precedent-setting National Labor Relations Board proceeding defending franchisees of Fortune 150 corporation against unfair labor practice and joint employer allegations.*

    • News
      • April 23, 2020

        Chambers USA Recognizes 20 Robinson+Cole Lawyers in 11 Practice Areas in CT, PA, and RI and Nationwide

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      • October 19, 2019

        52 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • September 26, 2019

        Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson Re-appointed to Association of Workplace Investigators Board of Directors

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      • August 15, 2019

        57 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

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      • August 13, 2019

        Abby Warren Appointed to the Connecticut State Bar Examining Committee

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      • May 28, 2019

        Firm Attorneys Host AWI New England Local Circle Meeting in Boston

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      • May 15, 2019

        Abby Warren and Alisha Sullivan Speak at CBA's Young Lawyers Section Event

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      • May 6, 2019

        Greg Bennici and Pat Begos Co-Author Chapter in 2019 DRI Rescission Compendium

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      • May 6, 2019

        Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson Serves as 2019 AWI Training Institute Faculty Member

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      • April 8, 2019

        Pat Begos, Jeannine Jacobson and Ted Tucci Speak at DRI Seminar

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      • April 3, 2019

        Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson Presents on HR Issues to NBI Attendees

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      • March 23, 2019

        Firm Attorneys Host Inaugural Meeting of AWI’s New England Local Circle

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      • March 22, 2019

        Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson Reappointed to U.S. District Court Federal Grievance Committee

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      • March 19, 2019

        Rachel Kushel Presents to Claim Executives on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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      • January 11, 2019

        Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson and Natale Di Natale Present Workplace Investigations CLE Program

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      • December 5, 2018

        Robinson+Cole Elects New Partners

      • November 29, 2018

        Matt Miklave Presents 2018 Legal Update During HRPANO Meeting

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      • November 26, 2018

        Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson Presents During 2018 CBIA Employment Law Conference

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      • October 25, 2018

        Bruce Barth Presents on Municipal Defined Contribution Plans During FIA Annual Conference

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      • October 24, 2018

        Robinson+Cole Recognized by Benchmark Litigation

      • October 19, 2018

        Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson and Abby Warren Co-Present Program on Effective Communications with Employees During Investigations

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      • October 11, 2018

        Ian Clarke-Fisher and Matt Miklave Present Lawline CLE Webcast

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      • October 8, 2018

        Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson Named to Hartford Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty”

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      • June 28, 2018

        Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson and Ed Heath Present on Internal Investigations During AICUM Spring Symposium

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      • June 5, 2018

        Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson and Rachel Kushel Lead Association of Workplace Investigators Seminar

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      • June 4, 2018

        Matt Miklave Among the “100 Most Powerful Corporate Employment Lawyers”

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      • May 29, 2018

        Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson Serves as Faculty Member at AWI Training Institute

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      • May 23, 2018

        Megan Naughton and Lauren Sigg Offer Insights on Foreign National Compliance Issues

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      • May 21, 2018

        Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson Offers Insight to CBIA Members

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      • May 8, 2018

        Chambers USA Recognizes Robinson+Cole Lawyers and Practice Groups

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      • February 28, 2018

        Natale Di Natale, Rich Fil, Les Levinson, Virginia McGarrity, and Brian Nichols Present Health Law Webinar

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      • February 12, 2018

        Matt Miklave Presents CLE Webcast on New York State and City Human Rights Law

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      • January 26, 2018

        Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson Quoted in HR Magazine Article on How to Investigate Sexual Harassment Allegations

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      • January 17, 2018

        Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson Appointed to Association of Workplace Investigators Board of Directors

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      • December 11, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Elects New Partners

      • November 27, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Promotes Eight Lawyers to Counsel

      • October 17, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • September 27, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Participate in 2017 Southern New England Energy Conference

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      • September 13, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Give Presentation to Government Finance Officials

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      • August 15, 2017

        Fifty-Nine Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

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      • June 13, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Appointed to Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Leadership Roles

      • May 26, 2017

        Chambers USA Recognizes Robinson+Cole Lawyers and Practice Groups

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      • May 18, 2017

        Ian Clarke-Fisher to Represent Robinson+Cole in Mills & Reeve Secondment

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      • April 14, 2017

        Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson Presents Webinar on ADA and Workplace Accommodations

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      • January 17, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Participate in NBI Manufacturing Law Webinar

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      • October 18, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • October 4, 2016

        Devin Karas Speaks at ABA Fall CLE Meeting

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      • October 3, 2016

        Eric Daniels and Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson Appointed to Newly Formed Board of Ambassadors

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      • September 29, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Named “New Leaders in the Law” by the Connecticut Law Tribune

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      • September 13, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Presents Annual Awards for Dedication and Outstanding Contributions

      • August 15, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

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      • August 9, 2016

        Devin Karas Appointed to Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society Board of Trustees

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      • June 21, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes Thirteen New Lawyers

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      • June 8, 2016

        Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson Elected to Connecticut Bar Foundation’s James W. Cooper Fellows Program

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      • May 27, 2016

        Chambers USA Recognizes Robinson+Cole Lawyers and Practice Groups

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      • May 3, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Honored for Pro Bono Service

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      • April 19, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyer Appointed to U.S. District Court Federal Grievance Committee

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      • February 3, 2016

        We are Pleased to Welcome Devin Karas to the Firm

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      • December 28, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Elects New Partners and Counsel

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      • October 29, 2015

        Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson Presents on HR Troubleshooting at NBI Seminar

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      • October 19, 2015

        Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson Presents at AWI Annual Conference

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      • October 19, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • October 8, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes 10 New Lawyers

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      • August 18, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016

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      • June 18, 2015

        Matt Miklave Again Named as Top 100 Corporate Employment Lawyer

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      • May 19, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Earns Six Practice Area Rankings in Chambers USA 2015

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      • April 28, 2015

        Hartford Lawyers Elected to CHBA Board Positions

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      • April 16, 2015

        Megan Naughton Joins Statewide Legal Services Board of Directors

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      • March 11, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Moderate and Coordinate CBA Event on Legal Considerations of Social Media

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      • March 10, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyer to Chair the YWCA Hartford Region’s Board of Directors

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      • December 11, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes New Lawyers

      • November 18, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Honored as “New Leaders in the Law” at Celebration Dinner

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      • October 2, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Named “New Leaders in the Law”

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      • September 4, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Announces Annual Community Service and Pro Bono Awards

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      • September 2, 2014

        Matthew Miklave Presents Webinar on New York Human Rights Law

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      • September 2, 2014

        Matthew Miklave Named One of “The Nation’s Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys”

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      • August 26, 2014

        Matthew Miklave Presents Webinar on Implications of International Business Transactions

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      • August 25, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Launches HigherEdWire – News for legal counsel

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      • July 17, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes Six New Lawyers

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      • June 17, 2014

        Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson Named One of CWEALF’s 40 Women for the Next 40 Years

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      • June 2, 2014

        Bruce Barth Appointed Co-Chair of ABA Subcommittee

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      • May 29, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Earns Rankings in Chambers USA 2014 in all Connecticut Practice Areas

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      • May 15, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Boosts Metro New York Employment Practice with Addition of 30-Year Labor Pro

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      • April 2, 2014

        Virginia McGarrity Speaks at CBIA Conference

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      • January 31, 2014

        R&C Attorneys Speak About Data Privacy and Security in the Workplace

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      • January 21, 2014

        Nicole Bernabo Organizes First CBA Labor and Employment Conference

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      • December 6, 2013

        Hartford Lawyers Hold Workshop on Affordable Care Act

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      • November 20, 2013

        R&C Lawyers Write Article for Connecticut Law Tribune

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      • November 15, 2013

        Hartford Symphony Orchestra Elects Bruce B. Barth to Board of Directors

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      • November 8, 2013

        Hartford Lawyer Elected to Board of UConn's Law School Alumni Association

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      • October 28, 2013

        Hartford Lawyers Write Article for NYSBA Journal

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      • October 21, 2013

        Super Lawyers® Names 61 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2013 List

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      • September 13, 2013

        Nicole Bernabo Appointed to Lead CBA's Labor and Employment Law Section

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      • August 27, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Lawyers Provide Commentary in Law360

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      • August 16, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • June 24, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Lawyers Answer Health Care Reform Questions

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      • June 18, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Lawyers Support The Stowe Center

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      • June 10, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Lawyer Featured in HRACC Newsletter

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      • May 9, 2013

        Bruce Barth Speaks on Issues of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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      • May 9, 2013

        Virginia McGarrity Quoted in Connecticut Law Tribune

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      • April 10, 2013

        Megan Naughton Quoted in the Boston Globe

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      • April 3, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Lawyer Honored with 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award by Pro Bono Partnership

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      • March 25, 2013

        Jean Tomasco Presents Webinar for HR Professionals

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      • March 5, 2013

        Steve Aronson and Ian Clarke-Fisher Write Article for Westlaw Journal

      • February 26, 2013

        Virginia McGarrity Elected to Harriet Beecher Stowe Center’s Board of Trustees

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      • February 25, 2013

        Jean Tomasco Interviewed for CBIA's Business Minutes

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      • February 21, 2013

        The Connecticut Law Tribune Publishes Article by Steve Aronson and Ian Clarke-Fisher

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      • February 13, 2013

        Jean Tomasco Presents Update on Employment Law to CBIA’s HR Council

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      • January 24, 2013

        Bruce Barth Presents Annual Benefits Legislative Update to WEB

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      • January 23, 2013

        Employment & Labor Lawyer Host Webinar on Employees' NLRA Section 7 Rights in a Nonunionized Environment

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      • December 13, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Earn Additional Honors for Pro Bono Work

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      • October 22, 2012

        Super Lawyers® Names 49 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2012 List and Recognizes 26 as Rising Stars

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      • May 31, 2012

        Wage and Hour Case Argued by Robinson & Cole Highlighted at Annual National Limousine Association Day on the Hill in Washington D.C.

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      • May 22, 2012

        Labor and Employment Attorney Coaches Fifth Graders in Mock Trial

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    • Publications + Presentations
    • "Legal Considerations for Reopening Nonprofits to Employees and the Public," presented by Matthew T. Miklave, which focused on the legal considerations nonprofits may face when reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic. Matt also addressed six important issues that nonprofits should address when it comes to implementing a return-to-work plan. (7/1/2020)
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      "COVID-19 and Returning to Campus: Liability Concerns for Educational Institutions," co-presented by Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson and Kathleen E. Dion, which addressed important topics that educational institutions, including universities and independent schools, should consider when deciding how to open their campuses, including recent guidance from the CDC as well as state and local governments. (6/30/2020)
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      "The New Approach to Transactional & Succession Planning for Energy Companies," co-presented by Brian C. Freeman, Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson and Earl W. Phillips Jr. (6/25/2020)
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      "Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis: Back to Work…Now What?" co-presented by Matthew T. Miklave and Joseph A. Barra, which discussed the practical considerations of moving forward in a COVID-19 environment as they pertain to Labor and Employment, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Construction Claims Management. (6/24/2020)
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      "Racism and Your Small Business: Let’s Talk About It," presented by Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, a three-part series launched by the Women's Business Development Council. The series provided resources and offered guidance to help small businesses shape their messaging and develop an action plan to build a culture of inclusion in their organizations. (6/24/2020)
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      "Getting Back To Work During COVID-19: Top Legal HR Considerations for Employers," co-presented by Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Abby M. Warren and Rachel V. Kushel, which reviewed seven important questions many employers are asking when it comes to implementing a return-to-work-plan. (6/18/2020)
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      "Legal Considerations for Reopening New York Nonprofits to Employees and the Public After COVID-19," presented by Matthew T. Miklave, which discussed the legal considerations that New York nonprofits may face when reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic. (6/18/2020)
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      "Strategize Your Return to The Workplace," presented by Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, which focused on helping employers make sense of this unprecedented situation as they prepare to safely reopen and what to expect as they coordinate COVID-19 test data and track any employee symptoms. (6/10/2020)
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      "Paid Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act," presented by Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Session 2 of the Women’s Business Development Council’s Virtual Roundtable Series: Paid Family and Medical Leave and What it Means for your Business, hosted by Connecticut Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz. (6/5/2020)
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      "Labor & Employment Considerations for Reopening Businesses to Employees and the Public," presented by Matthew T. Miklave, during which Matt reviewed a framework for reopening based on the “critical six questions” every business may wish to consider when formulating a reopening plan. (6/5/2020)
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      "Join the Bar: An Evening with Tufts Lawyers," presented by Stephen W. Aronson, which was presented by the Tufts Lawyers Association and provided an opportunity for Tufts undergrads and alums to hear from seasoned lawyers across diverse legal industries. (6/4/2020)
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      "Paid Family and Medical Leave and What it Means for Your Business," presented by Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, which examined the provisions to the Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Program that goes into effect in January 2021 and impacts all businesses with one or more employees. (6/3/2020)
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      "A Deep Dive for HR Professionals Administering Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What Employers Need to Know," co-presented by Abby M. Warren, Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson and Rachel V. Kushel, which offered a close look at the FFCRA and the various nuances employers should be aware of. (5/29/2020)
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      "Getting Back to Work: Important Concerns for the AEC Community," co-presented by Matthew T. Miklave, Niel P. Franzese and Joseph A. Barra, which discussed practical labor and employment considerations for re-opening offices and project sites; industrial and corporate hygiene; and the potential implications of the City of Boston’s COVID-19 Safety Plan for Construction (5/5/2020)
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      "COVID-19: Non-Union Workers Breathe Life into Labor Movement," co-presented by Matthew T. Miklave and Natale V. Di Natale, a webinar program hosted by Robinson+Cole. (5/1/2020)
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      "Understanding Federal and State Support for Nonprofits During the Covid-19 Crisis," presented by Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, presented at Fairfield County's Community Foundation's teleconference. (4/9/2020)
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      "COVID-19 Pandemic: The Workplace Now and in 30 Days," co-presented by Abby M. Warren, Rachel V. Kushel and Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, presented as part of the Clear Law Institute's "Meeting Unprecedented Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic 2.0" series. (4/2/2020)
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      Paid Sick and Family Leave Legislation in Response to Coronavirus, authored by Matthew T. Miklave (3/31/2020)

      Remember the Duty to Bargain When Planning Coronavirus Response!, co-authored by Emily A. Zaklukiewicz, Alexander Friedman, Matthew T. Miklave and Natale V. Di Natale (3/30/20)

      Employers Take Note of the CARES Act: More Paid Sick and Family Leave Legislation in Response to Coronavirus (3/27/2020)

      "COVID-19 Pandemic: The Workplace Now and in 30 Days," co-presented by Rachel V. Kushel, Abby M. Warren and Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, presented to three online audiences in March 2020. (3/26/2020)
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      Need to Reduce Staff? Consider Shared Work Programs to Lessen the Pain, authored by Matthew T. Miklave (3/26/20)

      "Employment Issues Related to Teleworking," presented by Matthew T. Miklave, one program in the U.S. Department of Commerce's free, multi-part "Coronavirus Special Topic Conference Calls Series." (3/26/2020)
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      "Has Confidentiality Returned to Workplace Investigations?" co-presented by Natale V. Di Natale and Abby M. Warren, as an Association of Workplace Investigator's webinar. (3/24/2020)
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      "COVID-19 Pandemic: The Workplace Now and in 30 Days," as a Robinson+Cole-sponsored webinar. (3/19/2020)
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      "How Fund Managers May Increase the Likelihood That H 1B Sponsorship for Quants and Data Scientist Employees Will Be Approved," co-authored by Megan R. Naughton and Jennifer L. Shanley, published in Hedge Fund Law Report (2/6/2020)
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      "Is There a Future for Non-Competes? A Discussion of Recent Trends at the State and Federal Level," presented by Rachel V. Kushel, presented at the Connecticut Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section virtual meeting (1/16/20)
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      "Avoiding Employment Pitfalls," presented by Matthew T. Miklave, presented during a meeting of the Northeast Regional Tax Collectors & Treasurers Association Conference. (9/24/2019)

      "Connecticut's Paid Family and Medical Leave Act: Today & Tomorrow," co-presented by Natale V. Di Natale and Alexander Friedman (10/15/2019)
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      "The ADA and Workplace Accommodations," presented by Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, presented as a webinar for the Clear Law Institute (10/31/2019)
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      "What Corporate Lawyers Need to Know About Non-Competes and Restrictive Covenants," presented as a Lawline course. (10/4/2019)
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      "Retaliation-Proofing Your Investigation," co-presented by Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson and Abby M. Warren, presented at the Association of Workplace Investigators 2019 Annual Conference. (9/27/2019)
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      "Can I Work From Home? - Managing the New Wave of Employees," presented by Abby M. Warren, presented at the 2019 HR Professional Development Summit & Law Symposium (9/19/2019)
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      "Pitfalls v. Benefits of Using Social Media in the Hiring Process," presented by Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, presented at the 2019 HR Professional Development Summit & Law Symposium. (9/19/2019)
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      Time’s Up for Connecticut Companies: Employers Must Comply with Significantly Expanded Sexual Harassment Prevention Requirements, co-authored by Alexander Friedman, Abby M. Warren and Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson (10/1/2019)

      Major Shift in Connecticut’s Leave Landscape: What Employers Need to Know About the New Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Law, co-authored by Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Rachel V. Kushel, Alexander Friedman and Abby M. Warren (July 2019)

      "Hot Topics in Employment: Discrimination & Harassment," co-presented by Abby M. Warren and Alisha N. Sullivan, for the CT Bar Association in New Britain, CT (5/14/2019)

      "Your Top 11 Employment Law Questions Answered," presented by Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, for attorneys, HR managers, CFOs and other management professionals in Waterbury, CT (4/1/2019)

      "Sexual Harassment in the Workplace," presented by Rachel V. Kushel, presented at the monthly meeting of the New England Claim Executives Association (NECEA) (3/12/2019)
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      Connecticut Focuses on Fiduciary Standards for Municipal Plans (10/23/2018)

      New York State and City Adopt New Tools to Combat Gender-Based Harassment (September 2018)

      NLRB Pursues Rulemaking to Address Joint-Employer Standard (7/12/2018)

      Federal Budget Deal Includes Changes to Retirement Provisions (2/16/2018)

      General Counsel Memorandum Maps New Direction for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) (2/14/2018)

      Connecticut Department of Revenue Services Issues Additional Guidance on the New Mandatory Income Tax Withholding Requirements for Pension and Annuity Payments (12/11/2017)

      New Connecticut Mandatory Income Tax Withholding Requirements for Pension and Annuity Payments (12/1/2017)

      Effective November 26, 2017: New York City Retail and Fast Food Employers Subject to New Fair Workweek Law (11/24/2017)

      October 1, 2017: Connecticut Employers Subject to New Law Protecting Pregnant Employees (9/29/2017)

      DOL Issues Final Rule Delaying Fiduciary Rule until June 9, 2017 (4/7/2017)

      "The ADA and Workplace Accommodations," presented by Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, a webinar for the Clear Law Institute (4/4/2017)
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      Second Circuit Reverses ADA Jury Verdict for Pharmacist with Fear of Needles (3/29/2017)

      "Perspectives from the U.S.," presented by Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, at The World of Higher Education Conference, sponsored by UK-based law firm Mills & Reeve, at the British Library in London (3/16/2017)
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      Connecticut Supreme Court Explains Remedies Available to Employers Winning Breach of Duty of Loyalty Claims against Employees (3/13/17)

      "Labor and Employment Issues Facing Manufacturers," presented by Matthew T. Miklave, National Business Institute (NBI) webinar "Manufacturing Law" (12/15/2016)
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      Time to Stop Payroll? Texas Judge Blocks New White Collar Exemption Rules (11/25/16)

      General Counsel's New Standard on Intermittent Strikes, Another Untenable Position for Employers, authored by Natale V. Di Natale (October 10, 2016)

      Think You Can Verify Salaries? Think Again: Massachusetts Passes Comprehensive Pay Equity Law, Bans Pay History Inquiries (8/19/2016)

      Connecticut’s New Employment Laws: 2016 (7/1/2016)

      The New FLSA Overtime Rule: No Major Surprises Here (5/19/2016)

      President Obama Signs Law Providing Federal Trade Secret Protections (5/13/2016)

      "The ADA and Workplace Accommodations," presented by Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, webinar, presented by the Clear Law Institute (4/26/2016 and 9/8/2016)

      Employee or Independent Contractor? Connecticut Supreme Court Relaxes Burden of Proving Independent Contractor Relationships under State Unemployment Compensation Law (3/28/2016)

      HR Managers May Be Held Personally Liable for FMLA Violations, and Second Circuit Formally Adopts Tests for FMLA Interference and ADA Associational Discrimination Claims (3/22/2016)

      "The Workplace Scandal and Modern-Day Investigations: Harassment, Sexting, and Avoiding the 'Rabbit Hole'," presented by Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, webinar, presented by the Clear Law Institute (3/5/2016)

      Gender Discrimination and Your Workforce: Compliance Considerations for 2016 (2/4/2016)

      "Minimizing Legal Risk in Internal Employee Investigations," co-presented by Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson and Judy S. Kalisker, principal at Compliance Plus, at the Association of Workplace Investigators' (AWI) Annual Conference in Los Angeles (10/23/2015)
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      Court “Likes” NLRB’s Determination that Facebook Posts Are Protected under the NLRA (10/29/2015)

      The OFCCP’s War Path: Federal Contractors Take Note (9/23/15)

      NLRB Extends Its Email Rule to the Health Care Workplace (9/8/2015)

      Board’s Decision Revises Joint-Employer Status Test (8/31/2015)

      U.S. Department of Labor Proposes New Rule Raising the Salary Basis for “White-Collar” Overtime Exemptions and Soliciting Comments on Revising the Exempt Duties Tests (8/18/2015)

      Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and E-mail: Connecticut Online Privacy Law Limits Employers

      Connecticut Employers Must Soon Comply with New Social Media Privacy Law

      New York City Bans Use of Consumer Credit History for Employment Purposes (5/11/2015)

      "The Perils of Vine, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter: Legal Considerations of Social Media," presented by Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, moderated the presentation, which was sponsored by the CBA's Young Lawyers Section and held at the Quinnipiac Club in New Haven (2/26/2015)
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      "The Perils of Vine, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter: Legal Considerations of Social Media," presented by Susan N. Masters, organized the presentation, which was sponsored by the CBA's Young Lawyers Section and held at the Quinnipiac Club in New Haven (2/26/2015)
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      Federal FMLA in Flux: “Spouse” Revised and “Expired” Forms Revived (3/12/2015)

      NLRB Revised Election Rules Set to Take Effect in April (3/5/2015)

      Connecticut DOL Issues Guidance and Poster (2/26/15)

      Looking Forward to 2015 for Manufacturers/Distributors (2/11/2015)

      "Connecticut State Law Update," at United States Law Firm Group's (USLFG) annual meeting in Philadelphia to USLFG members, presented by Stephen W. Aronson (10/24/2014)
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      President Obama Announces Executive Actions on Immigration (11/21/2014)

      Ruling Clears Way for New York City Service Worker Wage Hike (9/8/2014)

      An Active OFCCP Plans Even More Changes for Federal Contractors (8/28/2014)

      "An Overview of the New York State and City Human Rights Law," presented by Matthew T. Miklave, presenter of online CLE webinar (produced 8/22/2014); now available through Lawline.com for On Demand viewing

      Robinson+Cole's Education Group Launches HigherEdWire LinkedIn Group (8/11/2014)

      EEOC Issues New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination (8/5/2014)

      New York State Bans Discrimination Against Interns (7/29/2014)

      "U.S. Labor and Employment Implications of International Business Transactions," presented by Matthew T. Miklave, presenter of online CLE webinar (produced 7/23/2014); now available through Lawline.com for On Demand viewing

      Labor and Employment Legislative and Regulatory Update (7/9/2014)

      Unionized or Nonunionized: How Might the NLRB’s Recent Activity Impact Employers? (4/16/2014)

      NLRB Resubmits Proposal For Ambush Union Election Rules (02/27/2014)

      CT's Personnel Files New Employer Requirements (10/02/2013)

      Check out our Manufacturing Law Blog (09/10/2013)

      Employee Wellness Program Regulations Issued (6/24/13)

      H-1B Cap Reached; Lottery Looms (04/05/2013)

      Now is the Time to Review Your Organization’s Policies (03/25/2013)

      New FMLA Regulations & Guidance Issued (02/14/2013)

      NLRB Rules Witness Statements Must Be Provided to Unions (01/14/2013)

      NLRB Rules Several Common Workplace Policies Violate the NLRA (10/31/2012)

      A Key Court Decision for Employers in Connecticut (10/16/2012)

      NLRB Finds Hospital's No-Access Policy for Off-Duty Employees Unlawful (07/16/2012)

      Supreme Court Holds Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Constitutional (06/29/2012)

      NLRB General Counsel Issues Social Media Policy Guidance (06/07/2012)

      Defense of Marriage Act Ruled Unconstitutional (06/04/2012)

      OSHA Focuses on Nursing and Residential Care Facilities (04/23/2012)

      Court Developments Delay NLRA Notice Posting Rule (04/19/2012)

      Act Now - NLRB Notice Posting Requirement Effective April 30 (04/13/2012)

      Finally! OSHA Revises Hazard Communications Standards (04/05/2012)

      OSHA Releases Guidance on Employer Safety Incentive Programs (03/28/2012)

      New Year, New Employment Policies (02/14/2012)

      Employee Rights Notice Posting Effective April 30, 2012 (12/28/2011)

      CT Paid Sick Leave Act Effective January 1 (12/13/2011)

      NLRB Postpones Deadline for Posting Employee Rights Notices (10/06/2011)

      NLRB Releases Final Rule on Posting Employee Rights Notices (09/06/2011)

      CT Legislature Enacts Several Significant Laws Affecting Employers (08/23/2011)

      Proposed Labor Rules Would Shorten Union Election Timelines (07/20/2011)

      CT Employers Prepare Now to Comply With Nation’s First Paid Sick Leave Law (07/06/2011)

      Supreme Court Heightens the Standard for Class Certification in Wal-Mart v. Dukes (06/24/2011)

      New ADAAA Rules Expand Disability Protections (05/26/2011)

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