CT Looks To Improve Nursing Home Response To Coronavirus

As a second wave of the COVID-19 virus has spread through communities, it has unfortunately made its way into local nursing homes. Over the past year, the pandemic has exposed some significant challenges faced by nursing homes and assisted long-term care facilities and the staff…

Can You Be Laid Off While on Workers’ Compensation?

Workers' compensation law and the Family and Medical Leave Act significantly restrict and frequently prohibit employers from discharging injured employees. However, there are still circumstances in which an employer may legally lay off or discharge an injured worker. For instance, if an employer was planning…

Connecticut Halloween 2020 Safety Guidelines Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Every October, Connecticut towns gear up for highly anticipated Halloween celebrations. However, traditional Halloween activities such as attending a party or trick-or-treating carry a high risk of spreading COVID-19. We can significantly reduce that risk by organizing and participating in lower or moderate risk alternatives. Here's…

CT Governor Considers End of Immunity for Nursing Homes

In March, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed an executive order granting nursing homes and hospitals immunity from lawsuits over mistakes made during the coronavirus pandemic, with the exception of cases in which criminal conduct or extreme neglect could be proven. Gov. Lamont explained the decision…