Claire Howard Elevated to Partner at Madsen Prestley & Parenteau LLC Madsen Prestley & Parenteau LLC, a Connecticut based employee rights law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of all workers, is pleased to announce the promotion of Claire Howard to the position of partner effective January 1, 2023. Claire handles a wide span of […]
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Wage Deductions: What Can My Employer Legally Take In Connecticut?
Employers make most wage deductions for taxes, benefits, and other mandatory withholdings. However, in some cases, employers may deduct wages voluntarily as well. For example, an employer may agree to deduct union dues from an employee's wages.
Madsen, Prestley & Parenteau LLC Wins $11.2 million in Kevin Ollie Case Against UConn
Connecticut employment law firm achieves important victory after a long battle On January 22, 2022, an arbitrator ruled that former men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie, represented by Madsen, Prestley & Parenteau LLC, had been improperly fired by the University of Connecticut. The arbitrator’s ruling ordered UConn to pay Ollie $11.2 million, an amount that reflects […]
What is Workplace Retaliation?
Under federal and state employment law, it is illegal for a Connecticut employer to discriminate against an employee by taking retaliatory measures after he or she flags misconduct or makes a complaint. Employees who do the right thing and report misconduct (sometimes called “whistleblowers”) should not have to pay a price for stepping forward. The […]
What Can Workers Do When Witnessing Workplace Discrimination?
What Can Workers Do When Witnessing Workplace Discrimination? Not only is workplace discrimination illegal in Connecticut – but it’s also illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee who reports it. Yet those who witness workplace discrimination often fail to report it because they are rightly concerned about repercussions if they do. Any employee […]
The Gender Wage Gap: What Is It, And What’s Being Done About It?
The Equal Pay Act (EPA), a federal law requiring employers to pay women and men equally for the same job, was passed in 1963. In addition to protecting both men and women from sex-based discrimination in pay rates, the EPA was intended to resolve the significant wage disparity suffered by female workers at the time. […]
Wage Theft: What If Your Employer Refuses To Pay?
Wage theft occurs with shocking frequency in industries across the country. It can take many forms; sometimes, the offense is blatant, and other times the victim may be completely unaware of the violation of their rights. Wage theft can range from a complete refusal to pay for hours worked to a small deduction in pay. […]