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On Thursday, December 10, 2020, UKS Attorney Christopher L. Brigham will be a guest speaker at The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) Better Together Annual Conference. Attorney Brigham will discuss Transgender Athletes in high school sports and setting the rules so everybody has a fighting chance.

On Wednesday, November 18, 2020 UKS attorneys Evan Goldstein, Richard Dighello and Gideon Asemnor participated in the Connecticut Bar Association’s second LSAT Scholars Meeting. The purpose of this remote meeting was to provide the scholars with information and tips for preparing their personal statements and other writings associated with the law school application. In addition to the LSAT Scholars and UKS attorneys, participants in the meeting included representatives of the CBA and admissions ...

Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. proudly joins other law firms, legal departments and legal organizations in supporting proposed amendments to Connecticut Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(7) (Click here to view).  The proposed amendments to the Rule are designed to formalize prohibitions against discrimination and harassment in the practice of law.  UKS is a signatory to the Connecticut Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Pledge which began in 2016. https://www.ctbar.org/about/diversity ...

The Connecticut Paid Family Medical Leave Act, Public Act 19-25, (the “Act”) was enacted on June 25, 2019 and established the Connecticut Paid Leave (“CTPL”) program. This program covers private-sector employers, except for nonpublic elementary or secondary schools, with one or more employees. It allows for eligible employees to take paid leave to address their personal, family and health needs. The Act also created the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority (“CPLA”), which is tasked with the impleme ...

On October 2, 2020, Governor Lamont signed two environmental bills into law. These bills serve to modernize and update the state’s environmental laws, as well as protect environmental justice communities from potentially harmful development. The bills will undoubtedly have a wide ranging impact across industries for years to come. “An Act Revising Provisions of the Transfer Act and Authorizing the Development and Implementation of a Release-Based Remediation Program” (House Bill No. 7001) HB 7 ...

Attorney Evan S. Goldstein is participating in the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity Student Mentor Program 2020-2021. This impactful mentoring program is designed to provide law students of color the opportunity to develop one-on-one relationships with lawyers from one of LCD’s member organizations. Students from participating schools are paired with successful mentors from the local legal community who graciously share their knowledge and experience. Matching mentor and mentee begins with a ...

On Friday, October 23, 2020, UKS Attorney Christopher L. Brigham will be a guest speaker at the Connecticut Association of Independent School’s (CAIS) Annual Conference on Business & Operations. Attorney Brigham will discuss recent changes in federal laws that are significantly impacting school employers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The presentation will explore the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act an ...

UKS Shareholder Richard S. Order secured a victory for InteliClear, LLC, a New Jersey-based provider of software solutions for tracking stock transaction data.  On October 15, 2020, a unanimous panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a summary judgment entered by the United States District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles in InteliClear, LLC v. ETC Global Holdings, Inc., No. 19-55862 Attorney Order filed claims under the federal Def ...

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, UKS Attorney Christopher L. Brigham addressed the Dental Society of Greater Waterbury on the subject of “Return to Work Issues in the Age of Covid-19”.  Attorney Brigham’s presentation focused on topics such as employee safety, compliance with the Families First Corona Virus Response Act, emergency paid sick leave requirements, rehiring considerations, travel advisories and employee testing.  Attorney Brigham’s presentation contained a wealth of guidance for dental ...

On September 22, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Announcement 2020-12 notifying lenders of covered loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program that they should not file information returns or furnish payee statements under Section 6050P of the Internal Revenue Code to report the amount of qualifying forgiveness with respect to Paycheck Protection Program Loans. Generally, Section 6050P of the Code and the Treasury Regulations require an applicable entity that discharges at ...