The Connecticut legislature, at the recent call of Governor Ned Lamont, met in special session this week to extend the Governor’s emergency authority through February 15, 2022. This was the sixth extension of the Governor’s emergency powers since March 2020, according to the Hartford Courant. Most of the hundreds of executive orders issued by the Governor since then have expired but about a dozen remain, including one requiring vaccinations for workers in nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
Meanwhile, several new labor and employment laws take effect Friday, October 1, including a requirement for employers to disclose salary ranges for vacant positions and one prohibiting questions regarding age in initial employment applications. Home care agency owners should, of course, consult with an attorney to determine whether the new laws apply to them and to ensure compliance.