• Connecticut Senate proposes encryption requirements for health records

    A Ponemon Institute report released last fall indicated that cybercrime increased 10.4 percent from 2013 to 2014. With large scale attacks making headlines on a weekly basis, and little movement from federal regulators on setting standards, its not surprising that state lawmakers are stepping up to fill gaps.

  • JPMorgan data breach earns AG attention

    Now, in the wake of reports about a massive data breach at JPMorgan Chase & Co – a breach that may have affected as many as 76 million households and 7 million small businesses – several state AGs have decided to shine the spotlight on the megabank.

  • Connecticut votes to enact highest state minimum wage

    The bill was passed roughly along partisan lines in the Democrat-controlled Connecticut state senate, with a vote of 23-13. It will need to be approved in the state’s lower house, which is also controlled by Democrats.

  • Connecticut law requires employers to protect employees

    Workplace violence isn’t just for the U.S. Postal Service anymore. Connecticut health care employers will now be required by law to protect their employees from office aggression.

  • Connecticut bends gender rules

    It should come as little shock to most employers that discrimination on the basis of gender is not only a bad idea, but also illegal. But one state has now joined with more than a dozen others in adding a twist to this rule.

  • Connecticut mandates paid sick leave

    Currently awaiting the signature of Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, the state's new law mandating paid sick leave for most public and private employees will be the first of its kind in the nation.

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