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Connecticut Employment Law Letter

Connecticut Employment Law Letter

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Connecticut Employment Law Letter

When you subscribe to your Employment Law Letter, you get a newsletter specifically designed for employers and HR professionals in your state. It's written by attorneys in your state who know the unique challenges and laws you must deal with every day.

Access to Subscribers-Only Area — You'll find a wealth of helpful information, available to subscribers only, at no additional cost:

  • Online Archive: You can search for articles on any topic from your state, nearby states, or all 50 states.
  • Policies: Our Sample Policy & Procedure Manual, including dozens of sample policies and explanations.
  • Forms: Government forms and sample forms you can use in your HR practice.
  • Your state's statutes and regulations on employment law.
  • Federal statutes and regulations on employment and labor law.
  • Survey results from our Surveys of HR professionals nationwide.
  • Reports: Access to in-depth Mastering HR Reports.
  • Employers Forum: A vibrant online community that answers your toughest questions. For HR professionals and their counsel.


Your Editors

James SconzoJames M. Sconzo chairs the Labor & Employment Practice Team. He is principally involved in representing employers in a broad array of employment and labor matters. He also has significant experience in ERISA litigation, commercial litigation, directors and officers' liability and the representation of professionals, such as attorneys, insurance specialists, accountants and others.

Mr. Sconzo has represented employers in a broad range of industries, including entertainment, financial services, transportation, education, healthcare, technology, manufacturing and not for profits. He has defended employers in state and federal courts, before administrative agencies and in arbitration. He has successfully defended employers from claims of age, race, sex and disability discrimination, as well as sexual harassment, retaliation, breach of contract and common law tort claims. He has represented employers in single plaintiff, multiple plaintiff and class action contexts. He has defended municipalities, school boards, the State of Connecticut and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from civil rights claims. Mr. Sconzo has defended a number of colleges and universities from claims of wrongful denial of tenure, breach of contract and in faculty discipline matters. Mr. Sconzo conducts workplace investigations and training in the areas of sexual harassment prevention, diversity and privacy. He counsels employers on employment and non-disclosure/non-compete agreements and the many laws regulating the workforce.

In addition to his substantial experience in labor and employment matters, Mr. Sconzo has had extensive experience in ERISA litigation and commercial litigation, including D&O, E&O and professional liability matters. Mr. Sconzo has acted as a mediator and arbitrator, and regularly counsels clients on alternative dispute resolution. Prior to joining Carlton Fields, Mr. Sconzo was a partner at a large Connecticut law firm where he organized and chaired that firm's labor and employment practice group.

Jonathan SterlingJonathan C. Sterling specializes in employment law, with a concentration on defending organizations, municipalities and individuals against claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Mr. Sterling has obtained numerous dismissals of administrative complaints from the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO), and has successfully defended employers in CHRO administrative fact-finding conferences. Mr. Sterling has drafted and argued successful dispositive motions before state and federal courts. He has also defended employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

Mr. Sterling has performed extensive consulting and compliance work for employers, including reviewing and drafting employee handbooks, employment agreements, non-compete agreements, and arbitration agreements. His compliance work has been wide-ranging; from WARN Act compliance to wage and hour issues. Mr. Sterling also conducts sexual harassment training for employers.


Jillian OrticelliJillian Orticelli’s practice focuses on employment litigation, investigations and preventive counseling.

Ms. Orticelli represents public and private clients in state and federal courts and administrative agency proceedings. Her experience includes defense of lawsuits based on discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, Title IX, and wage and hour claims including Equal Pay Act and FLSA collective action claims. She also handles restrictive covenant and trade secret misappropriation litigation and appellate matters.

Ms. Orticelli represents colleges, universities, and primary and secondary schools advising on matters of student discipline, policies, board governance, disability accommodation, and federal and state regulatory issues including the Department of Labor’s Dear Colleague Letters, the Clery Act, Campus SaVE Act, Title IX and VAWA. She is involved in investigations of sexual misconduct, harassment, discrimination, and other alleged wrongdoing.

She assists employers in preparing employee handbooks, workplace policies, and employment agreements and advises on compliance issues and employment terminations, including reductions in force. Ms. Orticelli also conducts employee training seminars and investigations, including diversity, anti-discrimination and anti-harassment training.

Full Product Details

Connecticut Employment Law Letter provides a three-part subscription package to deliver the practical, hands-on advice you need to manage your Connecticut workforce safely and in compliance with Connecticut and federal laws. That's because the newsletter's editors are Connecticut attorneys who defend and counsel employers statewide.

Each issue also keeps you on top of Connecticut court and U.S. Supreme Court decisions that affect your workforce, all reported with Connecticut's local laws and policies in mind. You get the information you need to stay in business — and out of the courtroom.

Your complete subscription package includes:

  1. Connecticut Employment Law Letter — 12 monthly issues mailed to you and also available online. (Digital-only versions are available with an HRLaws subscription) You also receive email notifications once a month and periodic News Alert by email as needed.
  2. Access to Subscribers-Only Area — You'll find a wealth of helpful information, available to subscribers only, at no additional cost:

    • Employment Law Letter articles from states you subscribe to
    • Sample policies
    • Your state's statutes and regulations affecting employers
    • Federal statutes and regulations on employment and labor law
    • Results from monthly surveys of HR professionals
    • Hot Topics
    • Employers Forum online community for HR professionals, employers, and their counsel.
  3. Mastering HR Reports — In-depth reports covering topics that are too complex to be fully covered in your monthly newsletter. Some 15-20 Mastering HR Reports are available in the Subscribers-Only area, and we update them regularly so you will always have the most up-to-date information.

Connecticut Employment Law Letter

Read a sample of our Employment Law Letter Newsletter here.