HR Policies

Tips on Breaks and Meal Periods

Give me a break!   Employee breaks and meal period requirements are confusing to employers and employees alike.  I will attempt to make it clearer, or at least less confusing. The Fair Labor Standards Act, the federal law better known for regulating minimum wage and overtime, divides breaks into two categories, rest breaks and meal periods. Rest breaks The FLSA…Continue readingTips on Breaks and Meal Periods


Connecticut Paid Leave Program – What to Know and Do Now

The State of Connecticut is instituting a new Paid Leave program (CTPL), allowing employees who work in CT to take paid leaves for certain events, starting January 1, 2022.  Up to 12 weeks of benefits may be paid in connection with approved reasons for the leave, with an additional 2 weeks for certain medical conditions…Continue readingConnecticut Paid Leave Program – What to Know and Do Now


COVID-19 Paid Leave Poster Now Available

The Department of Labor has just released its Employee Rights poster.  Please communicate this to employees, and post the notice where you would other employee notices.   CLICK TO DOWNLOAD The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical…Continue readingCOVID-19 Paid Leave Poster Now Available