Description: Connecticut’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave Program goes into effect in just three weeks. Do you know what you need to do to get ready?
Please join us for this complimentary webinar led by Attorneys Stuart Katz of Cohen and Wolf. P.C., and Chad Edgar of Edgar Law LLC, to help you navigate one of most significant new laws to impact Connecticut employers and employees since the enactment of anti-discrimination legislation.
TOPICS WILL INCLUDE: How CT’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) dramatically changes the landscape in CT by:
Eliminating the minimum number of employees
Mandating 12 weeks of leave
Expanding range of circumstances creating eligibility for leave
Providing wage replacement for all employees who take leave
Action steps businesses must take
Review of obligations employers have under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Stuart Katz is the only lawyer in Connecticut who has been named "Lawyer of the Year" by the Best Lawyers in America for representing both Management and Individuals in the area of Employment Law, recognition that reflects his unique experience on both sides of the employer-employee relationship. A strong advocate who brings a strategic, big picture approach to every case, Stuart has been recognized in Chambers USA (2017) for the "superb quality of his counsel and representation". Stuart represents employers of all sizes in defending a wide range of discrimination and harassment suits and litigating restrictive covenant, breach of contract and wage claims. Stuart also represents professionals and executives in matters relating to their employment. He routinely provides workplace trainings and guidance to employers and employees regarding personnel policies, handbooks and employee discipline. Stuart’s employment practice includes representation of clients in both state and federal courts, often acting as local counsel for out-of-state law firms and companies. He regularly handles matters before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Department of Labor and other administrative agencies. Stuart also serves as an arbitrator and mediator for employment disputes. In addition, Stuart chairs the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, which has undertaken a number of initiatives aimed at promoting greater diversity and inclusion in the legal field, and at Cohen and Wolf. Stuart is a graduate of Brandeis University and Boston University School of Law.
Attorney Chad L. Edgar is the principal at EDGAR LAW LLC, which he founded this year. Attorney Edgar has been practicing law since he was admitted in New York in 2002. He began his career at Sidley Austin's New York Office as an associate where he focused on employment matters providing both advice and representation in litigation. Thereafter, Attorney Edgar joined Gerald B. Lefcourt P.C., a top-tier New York white-collar criminal defense firm, where, as an associate, he assisted in the defense of clients in high-stakes criminal trials in the federal courts in Manhattan and Brooklyn. In 2006, Attorney Edgar became an associate for and later a partner with Dawn M. Cardi and assisted her in defending indigent clients who were indicted for serious crimes in the federal courts of New York, along with continuing his practice in the area of labor and employment. Over the years, Attorney Edgar has routinely advised and represented both employees and employers in disputes arising from misconduct, enforceability of non-compete and non-solicit agreements, severance agreements, allegations of discrimination and disputes about compensation, amongst a host of other issues. Most recently, Attorney Edgar was staff attorney for the Corporation Counsel for the City of Waterbury where he defended the municipality against a diverse range of employment claims. In 2016, after being an expatriate in New York and a surreptitious Red Sox fan for many years, Attorney Edgar returned to the shoreline in Connecticut where he grew up to commence practice in his childhood state and once again to cheer openly for his favorite baseball team. When he is not working, Attorney Edgar can usually be seen trailing after his young children in the neighborhood, at the playground, on the town green or at the beach.