DOL Proposes New Rule for Independent Contractor Classification

Misclassification of workers as independent contractors has been a long-standing issue for employers, and enforcement priority for various federal and state agencies. On October 13, 2022, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a new rule that would make it harder to classify a worker as an independent contractor
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Increase in 401(k) Plan Limits for 2023

The IRS, in Notice 2022-55 has announced increased 401(k) plan limits for 2023.  The increases are larger than usual due to inflation.  Here is what you need to know: The 401(k) deferral limit is increased to $22,500 from $20,500. Note this increase applies to 403(b) plans as well. The total contribution limit
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The Hon. Salvatore C. Agati (Ret.) Appointed to AAA Panel

Carmody is pleased to announce that The Honorable Salvatore C. Agati (Ret.) has been selected to serve as a panelist for the American Arbitration Association (AAA). The AAA is a not-for-profit organization focused on providing alternative dispute resolution services to individuals and organizations who wish to resolve conflicts out of
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Carmody Named In Top 55 Firms In The U.S. For Complex Litigation

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey has been named by BTI Consulting Group as one of the top 55 firms in the U.S. for complex litigation. According to BTI: “Clients want firms moving upmarket that are able to handle the new types of matters and better handle the old. They tell
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Carmody Continues Growth With Four New Associates

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP is pleased to welcome four new associate attorneys to the firm, demonstrating the firm’s continued growth across its offices and practices. Jeffrey M. Beck joins Carmody’s Litigation practice and is based in the firm’s Waterbury office. Jeffrey will practice in a variety of areas,
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32 Carmody Lawyers Earn Super Lawyers Honors for 2022

The Connecticut Super Lawyers legal guide has once again recognized Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey attorneys as among the leading lawyers in the state with a total of 32 lawyers named in either the Super Lawyers or Super Lawyers Rising Stars honors published today. Giovanna Tiberii Weller, Co-leader of both
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Carmody Earns Top Rankings in Benchmark Litigation

Carmody’s Litigation and Labor & Employment practices earned ‘Highly Recommended’ honors from Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to the world’s leading litigation firms and lawyers announced today. Benchmark Litigation further calls out Carmody’s Labor & Employment practice for ‘maintaining a robust practice’ with lawyers in the practice having a ‘strong
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What Employers Can Learn from Mar-a-Lago

In recent days, pictures of documents labeled “top-secret” and “classified” strewn about the carpet of Mar-a-Lago have dominated the news headlines. These pictures have been shocking but likely don’t seem applicable to the general public given that the vast majority of people will never possess such sensitive state secrets. However,
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