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New Connecticut Act Expands Protection For Pregnant Employees

By C. Scott Schwefel

On July 6, 2017, Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law Public Act No. 17-118, entitled “An Act Concerning Pregnant Women in the Workplace,” (the “Act”). The law, which is effective October 1, 2017, amends the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (“CFEPA”) to strengthen protection for pregnant employees.… Read More

If Hartford Files for Bankruptcy

By David M. S. Shaiken

If the City of Hartford files for bankruptcy, creditors of the City will be affected in a variety of ways. It is likely that the City will seek to renegotiate its obligations to bondholders, retirees and employees.… Read More

Property Tax Appeals In Connecticut

There are a number of municipalities undergoing revaluation this year.  If you are a property owner in these towns, you will soon receive a letter advising you of your new assessment. … Read More

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


Shipman, Shaiken & Schwefel, LLC Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Law Firms” Rankings

We are pleased to announce that Shipman, Shaiken & Schwefel, LLC has been ranked in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 3 practice areas.… Read More