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2016 Connecticut Super Lawyers

Shipman, Shaiken & Schwefel, LLC is proud to announce the selection of David M.S. Shaiken to the 2016 Connecticut Super Lawyers list.  The Super Lawyers selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. … Read More

Second Circuit Expands “Cat’s Paw” Theory of Liability

By:  C. Scott Schwefel

On August 29, 2016, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, in Vasquez v Empress Ambulance Service, Inc. (No 15-3239-cv), expanded the theory of employment discrimination liability generally referred to as the “cat’s paw” theory.    … Read More


West Hartford, CT, United States — Shipman, Shaiken & Schwefel, LLC is pleased to announce that two lawyers have been named to the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. … Read More

Becoming a Florida Resident – A Check List

By: Mark S. Shipman

Whether you have ceased to be a resident of Connecticut and have, successfully changed your residence is a question of fact.  There are no guarantees that your change will be recognized by Connecticut. … Read More

Connecticut Supreme Court Clarifies Independent Contractor Test

By:  C. Scott Schwefel

On March 15, 2016, in Standard Oil of Connecticut, Inc. v. Administrator, Unemployment Compensation Act, the Connecticut Supreme Court held that installers/technicians providing services to residential heating and alarm system customers of Standard Oil of Connecticut were independent contractors and not employees.   … Read More

Second Circuit Affirms Ruling That Employees’ Disparaging Posts on Facebook Were Protected, Concerted Activities

By:  C. Scott Schwefel

On October 21, 2015, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which encompasses the states of Connecticut, New York and Vermont, affirmed a decision by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) finding that an employee’s “liking” another employee’s disparaging comments, directed at their employer, is protected under the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”).  … Read More


Shipman, Shaiken & Schwefel, LLC Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 “Best Law Firms” Rankings

We are pleased to announce that Shipman, Shaiken & Schwefel, LLC has been ranked in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 3 practice areas.… Read More