We provide personalized, responsive, and cost-conscious legal services to Connecticut’s cities, towns, boroughs, and related public agencies and authorities in all areas of labor and employment law. Our attorneys’ municipal law expertise includes:


Employment Law

  • Hiring, including offer letters and employee contracts
  • Employee misconduct, discipline, and termination
  • Employee benefits
  • Wage and hour law, including employee classification, minimum wage, and overtime
  • Employee handbooks
  • Personnel files
  • Internal investigations
  • Constitutional and other employee rights claims, including discrimination, retaliation, and First Amendment claims
  • Disability, accommodations, and leave, including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Workers compensation


Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations

  • Union contract analysis, interpretation, and enforcement
  • Union contract negotiations
  • Grievance management and defense
  • Grievance and interest arbitration before the Connecticut State Board of Mediation and Arbitration (CSBMA)
  • Defense of prohibited practice complaints before the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations (CSBLR)
  • General labor relations services


General Municipal Matters

  • Compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), including public meeting requirements and responding to public information requests
  • Charter, ordinance, regulations, rules, and policies drafting, revision, and review
  • Guidance regarding public official responsibilities, functions, and limitations
  • Election, referendum, budgeting, and similar statutory and regulatory compliance matters
  • Vendor contracts and general contract law matters


Dispute Resolution and Litigation

  • Civil litigation in state and federal courts
  • Administrative appeals
  • Discrimination claims before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) and federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Grievance and interest arbitration before the CSBLR
  • Prohibited practice complains before the CSBMA
  • FOIA complaints before the Freedom of Information Commission (FOIC)
  • Unemployment claims before the Employment Security Appeals Division (EASD)
  • Workers’ Compensation claims before the Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC)