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To the Connecticut Employment Law Blog, which just celebrated its ninth birthday on September 14. Authored by my friend Daniel Schwartz, a partner at Shipman & Goodwin LLP, this awesome employment-law blog inspired me to get my employment-law blog on.

If you’ve never checked out Dan’s blog, what the heck are you waiting for? Go!

Dan – Below is a little present to a die-hard Yankees fan from an Olde Towne Team supporter. It’s the best I could do on short notice. Enjoy!

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TMZ — respect, I get stories from TMZ — reports here that a server at a Maryland restaurant blasted Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams on Facebook for allegedly tipping him $0.75 on a $128.25 meal tab:

“Just now at work I had Deangelo Williams come in and I waited on while tending bar. His check was $128.25. He left me $129 with no tip but .75 cents. So there you go Stealers fans, your running back is cheap as s**t!!! Smh.” 

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Last month, Massachusetts passed a new law, which will take effect in July 2018, and make it illegal for employers to ask about a job applicant’s salary history before making an offer of employment.  As Stacy Cowley at The New York Times reports (here), the impetus for the new law is to reduce the wage gap between men and women:

By barring companies from asking prospective employees how much they earned at their last jobs, Massachusetts will ensure that the historically lower wages and salaries assigned to women and minorities do not follow them for their entire careers. Companies tend to set salaries for new hires using their previous pay as a base line.

Now, three members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, the first woman to chair the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), plan to introduce similar legislation federally.

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Happy belated Labor Day.

Did you have a nice weekend? My family took a little road trip down to Baltimore on Sunday for baseball game. While tempted to leave my first-born behind for wearing a Yankees t-shirt and hat — where did I go wrong as a parent? —  I nonetheless enjoyed America’s Pastime and my son left Oriole Park at Camden Yards with a little something extra.

Well, back to boring reality. It’s FMLA time.

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