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On June 7, 2021, Governor Ned Lamont signed into law House Bill 6380, “An Act Concerning the Disclosure of Salary Range for a Vacant Position.” The bill requires employers of one or more employees to disclose the “wage range” of a position to both prospective and current employees. The bill also modifies the standard for wage discrimination on the basis of sex. The law goes into effect on October 1, 2021.  “Wage Range”  The bill defines “wage range” as:  [T]he range of wages an employer antic ...

At the Hartford County Bar Association’s 2021 Annual Meeting held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, UKS Shareholder Kevin J. McEleney was designated as the President-Elect of the HCBA for the 2022-2023 term. Attorney McEleney practices in the areas of creditor’s rights, bankruptcy and commercial litigation. He couples his depth of technical knowledge in commercial law and bankruptcy with a passion for trial litigation. Combining these skillsets, Attorney McEleney endeavors to provide practical, busines ...

UKS Associate Valerie M. Ferdon was appointed as a member to the Meritas Women's Leadership Congress. The Meritas Women's Leadership Congress furthers Meritas' commitment to diversity and inclusion by creating a Congress that celebrates the path to leadership for women lawyers in its network. Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. is a founding member of MERITAS™, a business alliance of more than 7,000 lawyers in 175 independent member firms in 80 countries around the globe that are dedicated to pro ...

UKS Attorney Richard D. Carella is this year’s winner of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Robert Briggs Award, which is presented to an individual in recognition of their contributions made to the community and chamber’s annual golf tournament. Click here to read the full article. ...

Thomas A. Gugliotti, Esq. May 11, 2021  Substitute Bill No. 6356, “An Act Adopting the Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act” (the “Bill”), now pending in the Connecticut Legislature, if passed and signed into law, would provide an alternative (but not a replacement) to the present usual remedy of a judicial foreclosure upon default in a real estate mortgage.  Under current Connecticut law (and as has been the case for decades – even safe to say, centuries), upon a default in a real ...

Introduction:             On March 25, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Ford Motor Co., v. Mont. Eighth Judicial Dist. Court, 131 S. Ct. 1017 (2021), rejecting Ford’s argument that specific jurisdiction attaches “only if the defendant’s forum conduct gave rise to the plaintiff’s claims,” and held that “[w]hen a company like Ford services a market for a product in a State and that product causes injury in the State to one of its residents, the State’s courts may entertain the ...

UKS shareholder, Gregg Lallier, is quoted in Hartford Business Journal article concerning crowdsource funding. Click here to read the full article. ...

On April 28, 2021, Governor Lamont announced that he has signed into law legislation impacting Connecticut’s immunization requirements for students attending preK-12 schools, day care centers, and institutions of higher education in the state.  Specifically, House Bill 6423, An Act Concerning Immunizations (the “law”) limits the circumstances for which a student or student’s parent or guardian may claim an exemption from immunization requirements.  The law removes exemptions from immunizations t ...

On April 23, 2021 at 9:00 am, UKS Attorney Thomas J. Welsh, Board Chair of the Nutmeg State Chamber Alliance, will serve as moderator for an interactive webinar with Governor Lamont.  During this Virtual Coffee event, Governor Lamont will also take questions and comments from the participants. Those interested in attending can register here. ...

On April 20, 2021, Christopher Brigham and Valerie Ferdon with Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. will provide a presentation to the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce entitled COVID-19 Vaccinations: What Employees and Employers Need to Know. Attorneys Brigham and Ferdon will provide practical advice to employers and employees regarding their legal responsibilities and rights in connection with Covid-19 vaccinations and related concerns for the business community.  Christopher L. Brigham, a S ...