Introduction to Employment Law Seminar Offered by
Labor Department Attorneys
For immediate release
October 30, 2009
WETHERSFIELD, As an employer, do you
ever have any questions on that various rights your employees are entitled to in
Can an employee to review his or her
own personnel file at any given time? Must an individual, during the course of a
job interview, answer each and every question posed by a potential employer? Are
there any special rules concerning smoking in the workplace, and must all
companies provide breaks and meal periods?
These questions, and many others,
will be addressed during a Nov. 13 Introduction to Employment Law
Breakfast Seminar sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Office of
The 8 to 11 a.m. session will be held
at the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Central Office, located at 200 Folly
Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, and will begin with a continental breakfast.
The first of five
such sessions in the agency’s Winter Employment Seminar series, the Nov. 13
event will feature attorneys Heidi Lane and Jennifer Devine of the agency’s
Office of Program Policy. Lane and Devine, both experts in the field of
employment law, will discuss a variety of topics and include a question and
“Our first seminar
for the winter season is an overview of a wide range of employment laws
affecting the Connecticut workplace,” noted State Labor Commissioner Patricia H.
Mayfield. “Designed for human resources professionals, business owners and
managers, attorneys, and employers who want a basic introduction to employment
laws affecting the Connecticut workplace, this seminar is designed to provide
members of Connecticut’s business community with a better understanding of
workforce issues that affect employers on a daily basis.”
Commissioner Mayfield, topics at the Nov. 13 seminar will include:
- The do’s and don’ts of job interviewing
- The law on personnel files
- Requirements for job applications
- Basic wage payment laws
- A brief overview of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA),
drug testing laws and discrimination laws
- Electronic surveillance and monitoring in the workplace
- Smoking in the workplace
The pre-registration fee, due by Nov. 10, is $25. Pre-registration applications
and checks should be sent to Kathy Marioni, Connecticut Department of Labor, 200
Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109. Registration forms can be
obtained on the agency’s Web site.
special accommodations are requested to contact the agency at least one week
prior to the event.
in the winter series include Complying with Connecticut’s Drug Testing Laws
on Dec. 11; Complying With Connecticut’s Family and Medical Leave Act,
on Jan. 8; The Essentials of Connecticut Wage and Hour Law on Feb. 5; and
Unemployment Insurance 101 on March 12.
additional questions can contact Kathy via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (860) 263-6755. In the event of
inclement weather, individuals planning to attend should follow the lead of the
Wethersfield Public School System. If schools are delayed or cancelled for the
day, the seminar will be postponed until a later date.
Media Contact: Nancy
Steffens (860) 263-6535