Solving Your Problems While Getting You Back to Business

October 2016

Employer Basics for Unemployment Compensation in Connecticut - Part One

Posted October 22, 2016

BASICS OF UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION: Part One

We often find that businesses we represent could benefit from a basic understanding of Connecticut's unemployment compensation system. Understanding it better may help ease the comfort, a little, when a former employee receives benefits even though the employer is certain they shouldn't.  We'll start here with the basics, and then, in a multi-part blog series, cover the basic topics under Connecticut's system.

Do Trump's Confidentiality Agreements Trump the First Amendment?

Posted October 17, 2016

Yes, I cannot resist. Trump is all over the news so why not our blog? A thought crossed my mind. Presumably most, if not all, of the Trump Organization's employees sign strict, and likely very broad, confidentiality agreements or non-disclosure agreements. Same is likely true of contestants on his show The Apprentice.  If Trump is elected, (arguably even if he isn't) are those agreements enforceable? They probably are to an extent, however. employees have some protections when speaking out on matters of public concern. Connecticut, like most states, has codified these protections.

Expelling a Member From Your Limited Liability Company

Posted October 13, 2016

We've talked before about the new LLC Act in Connecticut (which goes into effect in July 2017) here and here.  The new Act will have a provision allowing a member to seek a court order expelling another member from the LLC. It's a remedy that should help keep more limited liability companies alive rather than dissolved by court order.  To expel a member, the plaintiff would have to show one of the following: