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UKS shareholder, Christopher Brigham, was recently quoted in an article for the Law360 Pulse concerning the worries and adjustments Connecticut attorneys have to face going into 2021. These include virtual hearings, maintaining firm culture, work-life balance during a pandemic, stalled criminal jury trials and anticipated backlog as courts open fully and cases resume.  Click here for the full article.  Christopher L. Brigham, a Shareholder with Updike, Kelly & Spellacy and Chairman of the ...

On Friday, January 15, 2021, UKS Attorneys Christopher L. Brigham and Valerie M. Ferdon will be guest speakers at a webinar hosted by the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce titled “Can I Mandate COVID Vaccine in the Workplace?” The webinar will feature discussions on the law behind mandating the vaccine, the pros and cons of doing so, how to do it appropriately and/or how to manage your employees. The program is free and open to all, however, pre-registration is required. You can pre-regis ...

On December 16, 2020, Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 9R, which includes, among other things, significant provisions which renew the municipal tax deferments, low interest programs, and other items originally included in Executive Order 7S. EXECUTIVE ORDER 9R Executive Order 9R is of particular interest to municipalities as it renews those certain property tax relief provisions that were originally set out in Executive Order 7S back on April 1, 2020.  Both the deferment program and the ...

On Tuesday, December 22, 2020, UKS Attorneys Christopher L. Brigham and Valerie M. Ferdon will be guest speakers at a webinar hosted by the Windham Region Chamber of Commerce titled “Can I Mandate COVID Vaccine in the Workplace?” The webinar will feature discussions on the law behind mandating the vaccine, the pros and cons of doing so, how to do it appropriately and/or how to manage your employees. Please click HERE to register. For more information, please call the Chamber at 860-428-7739. ...

The Connecticut Bar Association has notified UKS Shareholder Richard S. Order that he will receive The Honorable Anthony V. DeMayo Pro Bono Award on April 8, 2021 at the Association’s annual Celebrate with the Stars awards celebration. Attorney Order was nominated for this award by Attorney Linda Allard of Greater Hartford Legal Aid in recognition of the pro bono program he instituted at UKS to help persons of limited financial means obtain Domestic Violence Restraining Orders protecting them fr ...

Attorney Jeffrey D. Bausch was recently selected as one of four Presidential Fellows for the Connecticut Bar Association that will serve during the 2020-2022 term. As a Presidential Fellow, Attorney Bausch will serve as an ex officio member of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section. This term’s Presidential Fellows were announced in the President’s Message in the November - December 2020 edition of the Connecticut Lawyer Magazine by the President ...

UKS shareholder, Christopher Brigham, was recently quoted in an article in the Hartford Business Journal concerning Covid-19 related employment concerns, including the requirement for mandatory vaccinations.Click here for the full article. Christopher L. Brigham, a Shareholder with Updike, Kelly & Spellacy and Chairman of the Employment Practices Group, focuses his practice on representing and counseling businesses and educational institutions with respect to workplace and employment law is ...

A Post-Election Economic Impact Panel DiscussionWhat’s ahead for your business, your finances, and you? The Greater New Britain Chamber invites you to join on December 10th at 8:00am for a webinar that will attempt to sort out the impacts of the 2020 election for the coming year. This will be a view from 20,000 feet, from experts in the fields of Business and Investments, Taxation and Accounting.By attending this webinar, you will gain insight into several areas including:• Economic Situation O ...

On November 24, 2020, Governor Ned Lamont issued Executive Order 9N (the “Order”). The Order took effect on November 26, 2020 and provides for additional enforcement authority regarding violations of size and capacity restrictions of nonresidential properties. The Order also provides that the Commissioner of Public Health has broad discretion in ensuring the enforcement of general statutes, the Public Health Code, and the Order. The Order builds upon Governor Lamont’s continued efforts to mitiga ...

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.