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Kristine Sova provides an array of labor and employment legal services in a variety of industries across both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Her labor and employment legal services are listed below. Click any section to read more.

After EEOC’s Big Win, Employers Urged to Revisit EEOC’s 2013-2016 Strategic Enforcement Plan

Earlier this month, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) secured a $240 million jury verdict for a group of 32 intellectually disabled workers who were subjected to physical abuse and pay discrimination in their employment with Hill Country Farms Inc.  The verdict is the highest the EEOC has ever secured. Although the amount ultimately … Read more

Pay to Play: Compensable Time and Employer-Sponsored Recreational Activities

A common way for employers to boost employee morale and promote team building is to host non-work related recreational activities, such as sports teams and bowling events.  While most employers are mindful of the potential for workers’ compensation and negligence liabilities for injuries occurring during these events, and often take necessary precautions to minimize those … Read more

How to Use Unpaid Interns the Right Way (and Keep Litigation at Bay)

(Update: On July 2, 2015, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision addressing when an unpaid intern is an employee entitled to compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  A blog post on that decision appears here.  In issuing that decision, the Second Circuit, which encompasses Connecticut, New York, and Vermont, declined to follow … Read more