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Joseph Maya

Joseph Maya

Maya Murphy, P.C. - Representing Excellence.
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  • Connecticut, New York
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Our firm’s main areas of focus are employment law, divorce and family law, criminal law, litigation, estate planning, personal injury, education law, and business law.

All of our attorneys are licensed to practice in multiple states, including Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.

Attorney Maya received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.A., Cum Laude, from New York University. He began his career at Clifford Chance in New York City and he has practiced in the state and federal courts of New York and Connecticut. He is the Managing Partner of Maya Murphy. Mr. Maya was born in Brooklyn, New York and resides with his family in Westport, CT.

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Practice Areas
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
DUI & DWI
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Education Law
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Elder Law
White Collar Crime
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Area
  • Litigation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Maya Murphy, P.C.
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Associate Attorney
Clifford Chance
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Education
University of Michigan Law School
J.D. | Law
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New York University
B.A. | Politics
Honors: Cum Laude
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Awards
Best Lawyer in Connecticut for Education Law
Best Lawyers in America
Selected as a Best Lawyer in America for Education Law in Connecticut. Our firm handles cases involving expulsion, suspension, school discipline, bullying, special education, 504, IEP, PPT and all matters related to education law in Connecticut. We handle cases involving private and public schools, including the UConn, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart, Pace, Fairfield University, Greenwich Country Day, Greens Farms Academy, Fairfield Prep, and all high schools in Connecticut and New York.
Best Lawyer in Connecticut for Education Law
Best Lawyers in America
Selected as a Best Lawyer in America for Education Law in Connecticut. Our firm handles cases involving expulsion, suspension, school discipline, bullying, special education, 504, IEP, PPT and all matters related to education law in Connecticut. We handle cases involving private and public schools, including the UConn, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart, Pace, Fairfield University, Greenwich Country Day, Greens Farms Academy, Fairfield Prep, and all high schools in Connecticut and New York.
Selected as a Best Lawyer in America for Employment Law in Connecticut
Best Lawyers in America
Selected as a Best Lawyer in America for Employment Law in Connecticut. Our firm handles offer letter negotiations, severance negotiations, non-compete litigation and negotiation, non-solicit agreements, sexual harassment and employment discrimination cases.
Best Lawyer in America
Best Lawyers
Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbel Lawyers Service
Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 2357648
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Connecticut Bar Association
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New York State Trial Lawyers Association
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American Bar Association
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New York County Trial Lawyers Association
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Recording PTT/IEP Meetings in CT
School Refusal
IEP Development
IEP Team Communication
How to Prepare for an IEP Meeting
Tips for Preparing for an IEP Meeting
Title IX and Student Representation
Special Education Due Process Hearings
The Planning and Placement Team
Student Discipline for Off-Campus Speech in the New Digital Era
Title IX and School Liability
Title IX and Student Representation
What Can I Do if My Child’s School is Violating a Provision of FERPA?
How Do Parents and Students Request to Amend Educational Records?
What Are My Child’s Legal Rights Before a Suspension in New York?
What Are My Child’s Legal Rights When He or She is Removed From Class in New York?
What Are the Laws in New York on School Suspensions?
What Are the Rights of Parents and Students to Access Educational Records?
What Materials are Considered "Educational Records?"
When Can a School Disclose Information Regarding Your Child's Educational Records?
When Can a School Disclose Information Without Parental or Student Consent?
School Bullying: CT and NY Legislation
School Residency Requirements
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Your Child and Special Education
Out of District Placements
Search and Seizure: Your Child’s Fourth Amendment Rights
Search and Seizure: Your Child’s Fourth Amendment Rights
Special Education: A Parent’s Guide to Advocacy
What Are My Child’s Legal Rights Before a Suspension in Connecticut?
What Are My Child’s Legal Rights Before Expulsion in Connecticut?
What Are My Child’s Legal Rights When He or She is Removed from Class in Connecticut?
What Are the Laws in Connecticut on School Suspensions?
What is the Law in Connecticut for School Expulsion?
What to Know About the Every Student Succeeds Act
Your Child’s Attendance Requirements
Manifestation Determination Review
What To Know About The Every Student Succeeds Act
Manifestation Determination Review
Dyslexia and Special Education
Civil Protection Orders
Bullying and Civil Protection Orders
Education Law - Bullying
Obtaining a CPO for Bullying
Education Law and Autism
Special Education Evaluations
Education Law - Discipline & Expulsion
Maya Murphy, P.C. Partner Announcement
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: The Master’s School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: The Taft School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Westminster School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Westover School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Wooster School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Xavier High School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Miss Porter's School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Notre Dame High School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Rye Country Day School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Sacred Heart Academy
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: St. Joseph's High School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: St. Luke's School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: The Loomis Chaffee School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Christian Heritage School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Easton Country Day
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Greens Farms Academy
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Greenwich Academy
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Hamden Hall Country Day School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Hopkins School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Kent School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: King School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Kingswood Oxford
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Avon Old Farms
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Brunswick School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Canterbury School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Cheshire Academy
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Choate Rosemary Hall
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Lauralton Hall
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Fairfield University
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Quinnipiac University
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Trinity College
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: University of Connecticut
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Yale University
Avon Old Farms School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Canterbury School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Cheshire Academy Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Choate Rosemary Hall Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Christian Heritage School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Connecticut Boarding School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Easton Country Day Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Fairfield University Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Greens Farms Academy Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Greenwich Academy Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Hamden Hall Country Day School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Hopkins School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Kent School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
King School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Lauralton Hall Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Miss Porter’s School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Notre Dame High School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Quinnipiac University Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Rye Country Day School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Sacred Heart Academy Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
St. Joseph’s High School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
St. Luke’s School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
The Master’s School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
The Taft School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Trinity College Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
University of Connecticut (UCONN) Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Westminster School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Westover School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Wooster School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Yale University Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Maya Murphy, P.C. Education Law Publication
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: Central Christian Academy
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: Raymond Hill School
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: Whitney Hall School
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: Charles F Hayden School - Boys & Girls Village
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: Holy Cross High School
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: Sacred Heart Greenwich
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: Sacred Heart H. S.
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: Salisbury School
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: The Hotchkiss School
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: Woodhouse Academy
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: Fairfield College Preparatory
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: Fairfield Country Day School
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: Faith Prep School
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: Forman School
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: Fusion Academy Fairfield
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: Immaculate High School
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: Indian Mountain School
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: Kolbe Cathedral High School
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: Notre Dame Catholic High School
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: Pierrepont School
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: Rumsey Hall School
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: St Catherine Academy
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: The Frederick Gunn School
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: The Marvelwood School
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: The Pinnacle School
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: The Spire School
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: The Woodhall School
What to Do if Your Child is Facing Expulsion: Touchstone School
Court Reversed Expulsion of Student, Finds Knife Allegations Unreliable
Day Care’s License Revoked For Overcapacity and Disorderly Conduct
Former Wife Found in Contempt For Refusing to Pay College Expenses
Special Needs Trusts in Connecticut
“Do Not Let Your Self-Worth Be Defined By Bullies”
Lower Mortgage Rates, Without More, Do Not Constitute Substantial Change in Circumstances
Court Grants Legal and Equitable Relief in Breach of Non-Compete Agreement
Technology Company’s Non-Compete Found Enforceable on Grounds of Protecting Employer’s Interest and Commercial Operations
Assignability of Non-Compete Agreements Under Connecticut Law in the Event of a Merger
Breach and Irreparable Harm Required for Enforcement of Non-Compete Agreement
Court Amends Time Restriction for Engineering Firm Non-Compete Agreement
Court Denies Enforcement Due to Inconsistencies & Absence of Valid Contract
Court Grants Motion for Transfer to California District Court in Non-Compete Agreement Dispute
Court Invalidates Non-Compete Agreement for Excessive Restraint of Trade
Court Invalidates Non-Compete Agreement for Unreasonable Restrictions
Difference in Job Responsibilities and Knowledge Prevents Breach of Non-Compete Agreement
Employee Handbook Alert: Seemingly Neutral Work Rule May Violate NLRA
Firing to Prevent Pension Vesting, Without More, Does Not Violate ADEA
Form U5 – Employment Termination in the Securities Industry
Hurdles Employees Must Jump in Filing a Claim for Unlawful Discrimination
Implied Duty to Not Disclose Accounts and Trade Secrets and Exceptions to the Rule
Investigatory Meeting Even With Possible Consequences Not an Adverse Employment Action
Preemptive Effect of LMRA Extends to Suits Alleging Liability in Tort
Proxy/Alter Ego Liability for Sexual Harassment
Technology Company’s Non-Compete Found Enforceable on Grounds of Protecting Employer’s Interest and Commercial Operations
To Be Qualified for a Position, an Employee Must Also Be Eligible
What Is the Law Controlling Drug Testing in the Workplace or in Public Schools in Connecticut?
A Quick Guide to Separation Agreements and Severance Packages
Bullying in the Workplace — The Next Litigation Frontier?
Employee Files Retaliatory Discrimination Suit Against Yale University
Employer Not Liable for Doing “Stupid” or Even “Wicked” Things
Enforcement of a Non-Compete Agreement in the Salon Industry
Enforcing a Non-Compete Agreement in a Medical Partnership
Excessive Geographical Restriction Invalidates Connecticut Non-Compete Between Dance Studio and Instructor
Expunging a Dirty U-5—Be Careful What You Ask For!
Five Prong Test for Non-Compete Agreement in Connecticut
Five Things You Need to Know About Connecticut Separation Agreements
Four-Prong Test Applied to Enforce Non-Compete Provision in a Franchise Agreement
Industry Specific Factors Can Render Unenforceable a Covenant Not to Compete
Navigating the Channels of School Suspension Protocol
Only Connecticut Employees Count Toward CFMLA Threshold
Physician Adequately Alleges Violation of CUTPA Against His Former Counsel
Role of Consideration in a Connecticut Non-Compete Agreement
Searches by School Resource Officers
State Employee Retirement Benefits Payments are Not Exempt from Garnishment by Victims of Violent Crime
Test for Granting a Temporary Injunction for Breach of Connecticut Non-Compete
Three-Year Restriction Found Unreasonable in CPA Non-Compete Agreement
Veterinary Doctor’s Non-Compete Invalidated When Terms Unreasonably Favor Employer
When an Employee Refuses to Sign a Restrictive Covenant
A Summary of Connecticut vs. New York Law on Enforcing Non-Competes
Balancing Policy Concerns When Determining Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreement
Both Parties Must Sign Non-Compete Agreement To Make It Legally Binding
Connecticut & Missouri Laws Apply the Same Tests to Determine the Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements
Contract Principles in Connecticut Non-Compete Agreements: Consideration and the Parol Evidence Rule
Contractual Imposition of a Penalty for Breach Violates Connecticut Law & Policy
Court Enforces Non-Compete and Rejects “Ambiguous Language” and “Unreasonable Restrictions” Defenses
De Facto New Employment Relationship Precludes Restrictive Covenant Enforcement By Successor Employer
Duration of Connecticut Non-Compete Agreement Reduced by the Court
Enforcing Non-Competes Associated with Sale of Company and Goodwill
Excessive Geographical Limitation in Connecticut Non-Compete Agreement Found Unenforceable
Identifying de facto Geographical Limitations in Connecticut Non-Compete Agreement
Imminent Risk of Irreparable Harm is Requisite for Enforcing Non-Compete Agreements
Inadequate Evidence to Prove Indirect Solicitation
Non-Compete Agreements in the New Haven Salon Industry
Requisite Proof to Demonstrate Irreparable Harm in Connection to Breach of Non-Compete
Retention of Confidential Information is a Clear Breach of Non-Compete According to Connecticut Court
Severance Agreements and Offer Letters, or Severance Letters and Offer Agreements: What Senior Managers and Directors Need to Know
The Enforceability of Liquidated Damages Provisions in Non-Compete Agreements
Year End Employment Contract Bonus Payments in Connecticut: Enforceable Promises?
Beware the Casual Employee Complaint
Connecticut Courts Strike Down Unreasonable Non-Compete Agreements
Connecticut Courts Strike Down Unreasonable Non-Compete Agreements
Connecticut Law Governs Non-Compete for Employee Based in Company’s Brazil Office
Connecticut Non-Compete Invalidated on Grounds of Unnecessary Protection Afforded to Employer
Connecticut Non-Competes and Jurisdiction Can Be Applicable To Out-Of-State Companies And Employees
Court Denies Employee’s Motion for Summary Judgment Because Parties Dispute Material Facts of the Case
Court Enforces Non-Compete Agreement Against Connecticut Ophthalmologist
Court Enforces Non-Compete Agreement for Niche Water Purification Company
Defining “Marketing” in Connecticut Non-Compete Agreements
Employment Contracts and Non-Compete Agreements in Connecticut
Harassment at Work: Young Employees are Vulnerable and Should Know Their Rights
In Divorce Action, Family Business Deemed Marital Asset, Wife Entitled to One-Half Interest
In Sexual Harassment Claims, Court Will Consider the Totality of the Circumstances
Non-Compete Agreement Restrictions in Connecticut Funeral Services Industry
Non-Compete Agreements (Restrictive Covenants) for Practicing Physicians in New York and Connecticut: Just How Enforceable Are They?
Sexual Orientation Can Give Rise to Hostile Work Environment Claim
What to Know About Your Non-Compete Agreement
What to Know About Your Offer Letter
What To Know About Your Severance Package
Ambiguous “General Release Agreement” and Global Restrictions Invalidate a CT Non-Compete
An Overview of Legal Issues Relating to Bullying and Cyberbullying in Connecticut
Connecticut Supreme Court Addresses the Identifiable Person-Imminent Harm Exception to Governmental Immunity
Court Enforces Non-Compete for Breach Within the Courier Services Industry
Court Gives Plaintiff in Bullying Case Green Light to Proceed to Trial
Court Upholds Non-Compete Agreement for Connecticut Tax Preparation Firm Employee
Cyberbullying and the Fourth Amendment Right to Privacy
Developing Your Special Education Child’s Individualized Education Program
Enforcing a Non-Compete Agreement in the Connecticut Insurance Industry
Growing Awareness Surrounding Bullying of Students with Disabilities in Fairfield County
In Light of Varying State Anti-Hazing Laws, Is the “Halting Hazing Act of 2012” the Solution?
Negligence Claims Against School Following Son’s Suicide
Teacher Placed on DCF’s Child Abuse and Neglect Registry
Tenured Teacher’s Wrongful Termination Claims Dismissed for Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedies
The Boundaries of a Child’s Constitutional Right to Education in Connecticut
The Misrepresentation of Minorities in Special Education Classes
The Use of Corporal Punishment in Connecticut Schools
Two-Prong Test for Temporary Injunction for Breach of Non-Solicitation Agreement
What Does It Mean if My Employee is Subject to Income Withholding in Connecticut?
A Student’s Rights During the Expulsion Process
Another Case Against the School District, Town Jumps Summary Judgment Hurdle
Bullying Remains at Forefront of Education Law
Can a Student Be Expelled from School for Carrying a Weapon off School Property in Connecticut?
Categories of Student Misbehavior Qualifying for Suspension
Connecticut School Districts and Bullying: What Can Parents Do?
Extremely Intrusive Strip Searches of Students Are Unconstitutional…Mostly?
Is the Use of Restraint and Seclusion Allowed in Connecticut Public Schools?
Is Warrantless Drug Testing in Our Schools Constitutional?
On the Use of Metal Detectors at Public Schools
On “An Act Concerning Educational Reform” in Connecticut
Parental Consequences for Chronically Truant Schoolchildren
Parents: The Connecticut Law on School Expulsions
Search and Seizure: Your Child’s Fourth Amendment Rights in School
Special Education Referrals, and the Planning and Placement Team
Suspension Rates of Minority Students in Connecticut Schools Remains Stagnant
Suspensions as Disciplinary Tools for Student Misbehavior
What Authority Does a Local School Board Have to Expel a Student for Out-of-School Conduct in Connecticut?
What Parents Should Know About School Suspensions in Connecticut
When is Cyberbullying a Crime?
Alternative Educational Programs for Expelled Students
Are Special Education Students Held to the Same Disciplinary Rules as Other Students?
Athletic Director’s Claim for Wrongful Discharge Undermined by At-Will Employment
Dismissal Process for Nontenured Teachers
Evaluating Your Child’s Special Education Needs and Services
Former Student Brings Title IX Suit Against Wesleyan University
How to File a Personal Injury Claim Against a School in Connecticut
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In Negligence Suit, Superior Court Finds in Favor of Defendant School District, Citing Qualified Immunity
Internet Violence: The Latest Frontier in Bullying
Material Issues Surrounding Circumstances of Student’s Suicide
Special Education Discipline and Interim Educational Settings
Student Hairstyle Prevails Over School Board
Student Injured at School Awarded $40K
Student’s Negligence Action Against School
Teacher Terminated After Locking Student in Small Room
What are Special Education Related Services?
What is the Process for Expelling a Special Education Student?
What Parents Need to Know About Special Education Law
Brief Summary of Connecticut’s Teacher Tenure Law
Bullying In Schools: Are We Doing Enough to Protect Children?
Can a School Official Search My Child’s Facebook Message Inbox?
Connecticut’s Anti-Bullying Law
Considering Teacher Evaluation Under Connecticut Law
Contractual Rights for Teachers: An Overview
Court Rejects Student’s Claims of Selective Prosecution
Custodian’s Threat Too Severe to Justify Reinstatement, Says Court
Cyberbullying and Free Speech: Where Should Schools Draw the Line?
Cyberbullying and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
On The Authority of Schools to Expel Students
Teachers’ Association Granted Union Status, Denied Right to Strike
Tenured Teacher Dismissal Process and Timetable
Tenured Teacher Suffering Numerous Physical, Psychological Ailments Properly Dismissed
The Application of Governmental Immunity to School Bullying Suits
The Use of Restraint and Seclusion of Students in Connecticut’s Public Schools
Understanding Truancy in Public Schools Under Connecticut Law
What You Need to Know About Your Child’s Education
When You Wish Upon a Star You May, Instead, Be Granted a School Suspension!
Alternative Education During Expulsion
Conducting an Independent Evaluation
Connecticut Court Holds Teacher Liable for Student’s After School Injuries
Expedited Special Education Due Process Hearings Explained
Expedited Special Education Due Process Hearings Explained
In Educational Neglect Proceeding, Court Rules that “Detrimental Effect” is not Required
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act & Informed Consent
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: What You Need To Know
Public Education Law: The Basics
Retirement Credits Denied For Teacher In Suspension for Sticky Fingers
Special Education and COVID-19: Impact on your Child’s Section 504 Plan or IEP
Special Education Law – Relevant Terms
Student Discipline in Higher Education
Teacher Evaluations in Connecticut
Understanding IEP Due Process
Weapon Incidents in Schools: Discretionary Discipline
What Authority Does a Local School Board Have to Expel a Student for Out-of-School Conduct in Connecticut?
What is the Evaluation Process Used to Determine a Child’s Special Education Requirements?
What Parents Should Know About School Suspensions in Connecticut
Employer Remedies for Violations of Restrictive Covenants in New York: Breach of Fiduciary Duty & Aiding and Abetting Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Enforcing a Non-Compete in Connecticut
Is it Illegal for an Employer to Require Long Shifts without Breaks in Connecticut?
Is it Illegal for an Employer to Terminate Someone While They Are out on Disability Leave in Connecticut?
I Was Laid Off Due to Restructuring, but My Position Was Filled Two Days Later. I Was Forced to Sign a Separation Agreement. Can I Sue for Compensation in Connecticut?
Court Uses Connecticut Law to Supersede Massachusetts Law in Application of Non-Compete Agreement
Connecticut Court Uses Oral Agreement to Substantiate Consideration for Non-Compete Agreement
Connecticut Federal Court Applies Louisiana Law to Enforce Non-Compete to Protect Confidential Information
Court Grants Combination of Equitable & Legal Relief for Breach of Non-Compete Agreement
Is a Bonus a ‘Wage’?: Not According to this Connecticut Supreme Court Decision
Policy of Enforcing Connecticut Non-Compete Agreements to Protect Employer’s Interests
Court Invalidates Non-Compete Agreements to Prevent Employment with Company’s Clients
How Do I Negotiate a Severance Package in Connecticut?
How to Test a Non-Compete for Reasonableness and it’s Overall Enforceability
I Was a Victim of Employment Discrimination
When is a Non-Compete Geographical Limitation Unreasonable?
Can an Employee Sue for Wrongful Discharge Even Though the Employee Did Not Have an Employment Contract?
I Have Been Working a 40 Hour Work Week for 15.5 Years and Have Only Been Paid for 37.5 Hours. Am I Entitled to My Money Earned?
I was Fired from my Job for Violating Rules and Regulations for Safety and General Conduct, Can I Collect Unemployment?
I was Injured While Working in 2012 and Worker’s Comp Only Covered My Injury until 2013. Can I Appeal and Be Reimbursed for Losses?
Q: Does my Employer Have to Give me Two Weeks Notice that I am Being Laid off?
Will my Fiancé’s Record Make it More Difficult for me to Find a Job Once we Are Married?
Can I Be Fired After Working Only 40 Hours at a Connecticut Restaurant?
Can I Sue my Boss if I am Being Deprived of Tips?
I Quit my Job Because of Harassment and Threats, What Should I Do?
Racial Remarks and Jokes Are Made at My Job. I Have Complained to Management and Nothing Has Been Done. What Should I Do?
What is the Enforceability of an Employment Contract in Connecticut?
How to Defeat a Non-Compete in Connecticut
Non-Compete Agreements: A Hot Stove of Debate
Non-Compete Invalidated Due to Unnecessary Restrictions on Future Employment
Termination Does Not Invalidate a Non-Compete Agreement
The Growing Controversy of Non-Compete Agreements
What Does it Mean to be “Grandfathered in” to a Position in Connecticut?
What is a ‘Hostile Work Environment’ in Connecticut?
Am I Entitled to Payment For Overtime Work, If I Have Not Been Paid for the Past 10 Years, in Connecticut?
Court Allows Title VII Claim of Hostile Work Environment Where Sexual Relationship with Supervisor
CT’s New Stricter Laws on Employers
Denial of Additional Shifts Could Constitute Adverse Action for Retaliation Claim under Title VII
Employee Alleging Quid Pro Quo Harassment Could Not Show Her Termination Was Linked to Sexual Relations with Employer
What is Employment Discrimination in Connecticut?
What is Sexual Harassment in Connecticut?
What Should an Employee Do if He/She Has Been Sexually Harassed in Connecticut?
Court Enforces Non-Compete Agreement to Protect Employer’s Business Interests
Courts Cannot Extend Expired Non-Compete Agreements Under Connecticut Law
Damage Award in Sexual Harassment Case Reduced from $500,000 to $50,000
Differences in the Enforcement of Non-Disclosure and Non-Compete Covenants
Effects on a Non-Compete Agreement When a Company Splits and Grants a License to the New Entity
School Secretary Wins $100G Discrimination Suit
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Defeating an Employer’s Defenses
What Must an Employer Do If an Employee Is no Longer Able to Do Her Job Due to Pregnancy in Connecticut?
Can an Employer Pay a Man More Than a Woman Who Works in the Same Position in Connecticut?
Continued Employment is Inadequate Consideration in Absence of At-Will Employment
Court Awards Damages for Breach of Non-Compete Agreement
Covenants Not To Compete in Franchise Agreements
Hostile Work Environments and the Faragher/Ellerth Defense
What is “FINRA” and What Does (Should) It Do?
What Should an Employee Do if He/She Believes He/She is a Victim of Discrimination in Connecticut?
Court Finds 50-Mile Radius Prohibition Valid in a Connecticut Non-Compete Agreement
Failure to “Check the Box” on EEOC Complaint Bars Employee’s Hostile Work Environment Claim
Faragher/Ellerth Defense Applied to Protect Employer from Liability for Sexual Harassment
Non-Compete Enforceability: Must Protect Legitimate Interest & Not Be Punitive
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Sufficient Consideration for At-Will Employees
The Best Employment Lawyers in Connecticut and New York
What’s in a Separation Agreement?
Can an Employee Who Waived Discrimination Claims in a Severance Agreement Still Sue for Discrimination?
Connecticut Non-Compete Prohibits Client Solicitation in Investment Services Industry
Constructive Discharge Does Not Invalidate Connecticut Non-Compete Agreements
Five Things that Make a Connecticut Non-Compete Enforceable
I Was Injured at Work and Cannot Complete my Usual Job Requirements. Will I Need Legal Assistance in Connecticut?
Is it Illegal for an Employer to Bully an Employee in Connecticut?
Is it Illegal to Decline to Hire a Qualified Candidate Because of Age in Connecticut?
Labor & Employment Law – What to Consider After Losing Your Job
Retaliation Claim Under Title VII Denied, Employer Had Legitimate Reasons for Pay Decrease
U.S. Supreme Court Decides on Restrictive Interpretation of Required Causation for Title VII Employer Retaliation, Circumventing Congressional Amendment
Use of Word “Bitch” Does Not Automatically Imply Gender-Based Hostility
Can an Employer Require an Employee to Remain on Disability Leave Due to Pregnancy in Connecticut?
Court Enforces Non-Compete Agreements Connected to Franchise Agreements
Do I Need an Attorney if I am Harassed at Work in Connecticut?
Enforcement of a Non-Compete
Hostile Work Environment vs. Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment
Mediating a Sexual Harassment Claim
Mere Inclusion of a Restrictive Covenant Does Not Invalidate Entire Contract
Unconstitutionality of DOMA and How it Impacts Employee Benefit Plans Going Forward
What Must an Employer Do to Accommodate an Employee or Job Applicant Who Has a Disability in Connecticut?
Applying Basic Contract Principles to the Enforcement of a Non-Compete Agreement
Court Finds That Form U5 Employment Termination Statement is Absolutely Privileged Under New York Law
CT Calls for Broader Initial Disclosures
Does Termination of Employment Effect My Non-Compete?
Manhattan Hotel Hit With Harassment Complaint
NLRA’s Employee Rights No Longer Required to be Posted by Employers
NYC Expands Law to Ensure Employers Provide Adequate Accommodations to Pregnant Employees
Breach of Non-Compete in Connecticut Insurance Firm
How NCLB Implements its Goals
NCLB: Schools Must Continue to Make Progress
What Are the State Laws and Policies on Providing School Bus Transportation in Connecticut?
Am I Allowed Access to My Child’s School Records in Connecticut?
Does Freedom of Speech Still Exist in Public Schools in Connecticut?
No Child Left Behind
What are the Duties of the Board of Education in Connecticut?
What Rights Do I Have under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in Connecticut?
Expulsion Procedures: Readmission to School
Religion in Schools: Does v. Enfield Public Schools
Your Child’s Residency Status
School Learning Environment
What Does a Court Consider When Deciding an Educational Support Order in Connecticut?
What is a Child’s Planning and Placement Team (PPT)?
Educational Expenses in Divorce
What Services Are Required for School-Aged Children with Autism in Connecticut?
What Should I Do if My Child Has Been Denied Special Education?
Who Refers Children to Special Education?
Decision Suggests Educational Support Orders May Not Be Applied Retroactively
Did Basketball Powerhouse Force Coach to Resign Due to Her Disability?
Due Process Hearings and Mediation for Special Education Students
How to Know if Your Child is Eligible for Special Education Services
NCLB: Schools Must Continue to Make Progress
No Child Left Behind – Connecticut
Under the IDEA, Individualized Education Programs are Developed for Special Education Students
What is Informed Consent and When is it Required for Special Education?
What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act?
Placement in Appropriate Education Programs
PPT: What if the School Gets it Wrong?
Special Education Law: Evaluation and Identification
Special Education Re-Evaluations
The Limited Circumstances Permitting Right to Transfer Under No Child Left Behind
What is “Gifted and Talented” and What If My Child Is Identified as Such?
Bullying Under Connecticut Law
School Bullying and Connecticut Law
Students in My Son’s School Are Bad Mouthing Him on Social Media. Is that Bullying?
What Is My Child’s School Required to Do to Prevent or Address Bullying?
What Steps Do Anti-Bullying Laws Take in Connecticut?
Can Parents File a State or Federal Claim Against a School if Their Child is a Bullying Victim?
Deliberate Indifference Required for School to be Liable under Title IX for Student-Student Harassment
Identifying Acts of School Bullying
Legislative Efforts to Combat School Bullying
School Liability in a Student Bullying Case: It’s Fact-Driven
To Vaccinate, or Not To Vaccinate: Connecticut Immunization Requirements for Schoolchildren
U.S. Department of Education Takes a Strong Stance Against Bullying
Paying College Education After Divorce
Scenarios That Commonly Lead to School Residency Disputes
Student Records: How They are Kept and Who Has Access
What Happens If Your Child is Denied Free School Accommodations Due to Residency Issues?
What is an Educational Support Order in Connecticut?
What Is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in Connecticut?
What You Should Know About a Special Education IEP in Connecticut
School District Was Not on Notice of Inappropriate Teacher Conduct with Student; Negligence Action Dismissed
National Anti-Bullying Prevention Month Prompts Seminars, Awareness
Student Speech Rights in the Information Age
Supreme Court Decision on Private School Reimbursement
The IDEA “Child Find” Provision: Just How Hard Does a School District Have to Look?
What Should an Employee Do if His/Her Employer Retaliates Against Him/Her for Reporting Discrimination in Connecticut?
When Rites of Passage Turn Ugly: A Study on School Hazing
Title IX and State Law Regarding Mother-Son and Father-Daughter School Events
Military Law & Policy Poses New Challenge for Sexual Harassment Law
Drug Testing and Searches at School
Random Drug Testing of Middle School Students on the Rise
“Sniff Away Fido!” Assessing the Extent of Allowing Canine Searches of Students in Our Schools
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