Connecticut Employment Law Questions & Answers

Q: I recently got hurt in a job where I get paid under the table. What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 6, 2018
Max Lavit Rosenberg's answer
You can file a personal injury claim. In the alternative you may be able to file under workers compensation. I would be interested in speaking with you further about this matter. I see you are in Bridgeport. I am two minutes away in Stratford and my office handles matters like this one regularly. Please feel free to contact us for further assistance.

Q: Can i get help if i have ruined my life in my country and i have an american child?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Immigration Law, Gov & Administrative Law and International Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jun 1, 2017
Amanda B Cook's answer
Children can file immediate relative petitions for their parents after they've turned 21 years of age. However, there are a lot of other facts missing from your post that may be relevant to your case, and you should speak to an experienced immigration attorney to see if you could qualify for anything like asylum, protective status, or parole. If you are in Connecticut, the following link might help in finding someone:...

Q: My husband is a LLC owner from Iowa who was shut down last week by Dept. of Labor for no worker's comp, and will be fine

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Apr 26, 2017
Charles Joseph Stiegler's answer
Contact a local attorney. You need legal assistance far beyond what can be provided in this simple Q&A format.

Q: If a job application asks about past illnesses, whom defines past illnesses, me, or my diagnosis history?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Aug 23, 2016
Sally A. Roberts' answer
Your answer is perplexing, as you have not explaied why you seem to disagree with your own medical records as to diagnosis history and whether there is a valid way to dispute it.

Q: I am a teacher and took FMLA leave. Snow days occurred during the leave. Can my employer require me to make up the days

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 8, 2011
Kristan Peters-Hamlin's answer
If the employer is counting the snow days against your FMLA leave, you cannot be required to make it up. But the employer should not count the snow days against your FMLA leave, in which case you could be required to make it up.

Q: Am I Trespassing if I'm picking up my last pay check?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 8, 2011
Kristan Peters-Hamlin's answer
The answer depends on whether your employer has informed you, in writing or otherwise, that you are not entitled to come back on the property and your paycheck has been mailed to you. A finding of trespass turns in most states on whether you have been notified not to come onto the property and whether you have a legitimate basis to come on to the property. Normally, coming to pick up a paycheck would be a legitimate basis to come onto the property unless you have already been told that it...

Q: Does a dirty urine mean automatic violation of zero tolerance probation?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 8, 2011
Kristan Peters-Hamlin's answer
Please clarify your question: if what you mean is that an employee was on probation and one of the conditions of the probation was that there would be zero tolerance for drug abuse, then a dirty urine sample could mean a violation unless there is a legitimate justification for the dirty sample, such as a legal prescription for a drug that showed up in the test.

Q: In connecticut, if a sales person is terminated and there are executed contracts in effect, when is the employer

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 8, 2011
Kristan Peters-Hamlin's answer
Please clarify what you mean by executed contracts. Are these executed contracts that the sales person executed and for which the salesperson would normally receive commissions pursuant to an employment agreement or contract with the employer? If so, then the employer would be responsible for paying commissions.

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