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Partner - Jarad M. Lucan

Jarad M. Lucan

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Jarad Lucan is a partner in the firm's Employer Defense and Labor Relations Practice Group. He represents local and state governments, non-profit organizations, public and private universities and schools, health care entities, construction companies, manufacturers and service providers in traditional labor management relations and employment law. Jarad represents employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Department of Labor and the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations. 

Jarad's labor representation includes advising on collective bargaining relationships, labor disputes, unfair labor practices litigation, union organizing efforts and certification and decertification elections. In addition to representing clients in multiple forums, Jarad serves as a lead negotiator during contract negotiations with unions.

Jarad also helps employers with employment policies and risk management as well as litigation. He regularly advises clients on a broad range of personnel-related matters such as disciplinary issues; requests for accommodations;  personnel policies, handbooks and manuals; non-compete agreements; wage and hour; discrimination; wrongful discharge; harassment; and retaliation. In light of recent high-profile cases involving claims of sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace, Jarad provides a highly effective, interactive and engaging sexual harassment prevention training program to employers for their employees.

Jarad is a frequent speaker and author, both nationally and locally, and is often contacted by the media to comment on labor and employment legal matters. For example, he recently appeared in studio on WNPR’s Where We Live, where he discussed ways training can be implemented to confront the challenges of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Distinctions

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®: Labor Law (2021)
  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer®: Employment & Labor (2018-2019)
  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer Rising Star®: Employment & Labor (2013-2017)
  • New Leader in the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune (2015)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association: Member, Labor and Employment Section
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association
  • Connecticut Public Employer Labor Relations Association
  • International Public Management Association for Human Resources - CT Chapter
  • CBIA Labor & Employment Law Council, Member

Community Involvement

  • Fred D. Wish School Volunteer Tutor Program
  • Riverfront Recapture, Inc.: Board of Directors

Summary Judgment Granted on All Counts for Franchisee

Obtained a favorable result for a franchise of a major restaurant chain in a state court action brought by an employee claiming race and gender discrimination and harassment and retaliation. Following discovery, we were able to prevail on the matter at the summary judgment stage of litigation.

Victory in Connecticut Supreme Court for City of Norwalk

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of the City of Norwalk to affirm an arbitration award upholding the discharge of a police officer. Overall representation included multiple proceedings for the City’s Police Department prior to the successful action at the Supreme Court.

Publications

June 25, 2020  "Self-Quarantine" Requirement for Some Travelers Complicates Rules for Employers
April 8, 2020  Data Privacy Concerns: Tips for Teleworking During Coronavirus
March 27, 2020  USDOL Issues Second Round of Guidance on COVID-19 Paid Leave
March 23, 2020  Executive Order No. 7J: New DECD Guidance and Rules of the Road for "Stay Safe, Stay Home"
March 21, 2020  COVID-19 Update: Connecticut's "Stay Safe – Stay at Home Order"
March 19, 2020  Update: President Trump Signs Emergency Leave Law: What this Means for Your Business
March 18, 2020  Take Two: House Knocks Out Several Paid Leave Provisions in FFCRA Revision
March 16, 2020  House Bill Expands FMLA Leave and Paid Sick Leave Due to COVID-19
January 30, 2020  Changes to Connecticut's Family and Medical Leave Act Affect All State Manufacturers
January 29, 2020  Connecticut Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Mandatory by October 1st: It's Not Too Late
November 28, 2018  Graduate Students Organize Outside the National Labor Relations Board's Jurisdiction
October 24, 2018  Recent Unionizing Developments on Campus
2017  The Developing Labor Law: The Board, the Courts, and the National Labor Relations Act
March 2, 2016  The Complaint Over Lunch With the Boss As Protected Activity
January 14, 2016  Can Graduate Student Assistants Unionize?
January 5, 2016  NLRB Strikes Down Policy Prohibiting Recordings by Employees
2016  The Developing Labor Law: The Board, the Courts, and the National Labor Relations Act
2015  Developing Labor Law: Remedies

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Events

May 22, 2020  Webinar: Unemployment, Liability and Return to Work issues during COVID-19
May 14, 2020  CLE Event: Webinar: Going Back to the Future: Phased Return to Work and What Comes Next for Employers
March 26, 2020  Webinar: Legal Update on Sick Leave and FMLA Leave for COVID- 19 Related Reasons
January 15, 2020  CLE Event: What's New for 2020: Labor and Employment Law
November 14, 2019  Lunch & Learn: CT Higher Ed Labor and Employment Update
October 11, 2019  CLE Event: 2019 Labor and Employment Fall Seminar
May 17, 2019  CLE Event: Labor and Employment Spring Seminar: 2019 Public Sector Legal Update
April 4, 2019  April 4, 2019 - Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Hartford
March 28, 2019  8th Annual Labor and Employment Updates and Topics of Interest Seminar to the Fire Service
March 19, 2019  CLE Event: CLE Webinar: The Janus Decision and its Impact on Employers: Where are we now?
January 10, 2019  Sexual Harassment Prevention in the Planned Giving Workplace
October 25, 2018  CLE Event: 2018 Labor and Employment Fall Seminar
June 12, 2018  Colleges and Universities Facing Union Organizing Campaigns: An Update
April 26, 2018  April 26, 2018 - Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Hartford
February 13, 2018  CLE Event: Webinar: Are You at Risk? An In-Depth Look at Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention and Company Culture
February 9, 2018  7th Annual Labor and Employment Updates and Topics of Interest Seminar to the Fire Service
November 2, 2017  CLE Event: 2017 Labor and Employment Fall Seminar
September 26, 2017  CLE Event: Webinar: 2017 NLRB Update: Where Are We Now?
July 13, 2017  Webinar: Is the Grass Greener for NLRB Under Trump Administration?
June 9, 2017  2017 ConnPELRA Annual Conference
January 6, 2017  6th Annual Labor and Employment Updates and Topics of Interest Seminar to the Fire Service
October 27, 2016  2016 Labor and Employment Fall Seminar
June 3, 2016  2016 ConnPELRA Annual Conference
March 23, 2016  CBIA 2016 HR Conference: The NLRB in 2016: Why it May Be Your Biggest Headache — Particularly If You Don't Have a Union
March 17, 2016  Labor and Employment Spring Seminar: 2016 Public Sector Legal Update
February 25, 2016  February 25, 2016 - Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Hartford, CT
December 1, 2015  December 1, 2015 - Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Hartford, CT
November 20, 2015  5th Annual Labor and Employment Updates and Topics of Interest Seminar to the Fire Service
October 23, 2015  2015 Labor and Employment Fall Seminar

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Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., 2007, cum laude
  • Villanova University, B.A., 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of CT
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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