On Monday, the Judicial Committee unanimously passed a bill which would end the use of non-disparagement and non-disclosure agreements by quasi-public agencies such as UConn and the Connecticut Lottery Corporation.
Connecticut’s Whiting Forensic Hospital was forced to rehire employees terminated in 2009 and 2010 for the abuse of state psychiatric patients after grievance arbitrators overturned management decisions, according to documents obtained through a freedom of information request.
Connecticut Department of Public Health pushes FMLA bill with email encouraging organizations to testify at hearing
On Tuesday afternoon, the Connecticut Department of Public Health sent out an email marked “high” importance, encouraging organizations to testify before the Labor Committee on Thursday in support of a paid family medical leave bill. The email sent from DPH raises concerns regarding the agency’s use of state time and resources in pushing for legislation that many business leaders and organizations say will ultimately hurt their ability to hire employees.
The Connecticut Judicial Department paid out over $1 million in extra pay between 2012 and 2016 for court reporters and monitors to type transcripts for other agencies, and allows those employees to produce work for private parties on state time, according to new state audit.
Greenwich residents may soon be paying more at the grocery store. A town ordinance under consideration would ban plastic grocery bags and require stores to charge customers a minimum of 23 cents for recycled paper bags.