Michael C. "Mike" Harrington

Michael C. "Mike" Harrington


FordHarrison

Recognized since 2010

Hartford, Connecticut

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Labor Law - Management
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Mike focuses his practice on providing legal guidance to public and private sector employers in managing all aspects of the employment relationship.

Mike litigates cases in state and federal courts and has argued numerous cases before the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Connecticut Appellate Court, and the Connecticut Supreme Court. He also frequently appears before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), the Connecticut Employment Security Division, the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission, the state and federal Departments of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the State Labor Board, the Freedom of Information Commission, and OSHA/ConnOSHA. Mike's clients operate in a wide variety of industries including retail, healthcare, energy, and manufacturing. He has also represented political parties and candidates in various election matters.

Mike is adept in handling arbitrations and mediations, having represented employers in grievance and interest arbitrations before the State Board of Mediation and Arbitration and before arbitrators of the American Arbitrator Association. Mike's labor relations experience also includes defending employers in unfair labor practice/prohibitive practice investigations and hearings.

In addition to his litigation and labor relations experience, Mike routinely advises clients on how to achieve their objections and minimize legal risk within the changing landscape of labor and employment laws. Mike, who has completed the MCAD’s trainer course, regularly provides training to clients and industry groups on harassment prevention, union campaigns, and other topics to assist employers in maintain best practices.

www.fordharrison.com/michaelharrington

Contact & Links

Location

  • CityPlace II, Suite 820
    185 Asylum Street
    Hartford, CT 06103

FordHarrison
Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

56 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

22 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Labor Law - Management

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Labor Law - Management, Hartford (2018)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Special Focus

  • COVID-19
  • Management

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Department of Labor Proposes Limits to Tip Credit for Work "Directly Supporting" Tipped Work


Department of Labor Proposes Limits to Tip Credit for Work "Directly Supporting" Tipped Work

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Connecticut Governor Lamont Orders Closure of Additional Businesses, Reschedules Connecticut's Primary Election and Orders all Nonessential Workers to


Connecticut Governor Lamont Orders Closure of Additional Businesses, Reschedules Connecticut's Primary Election and Orders all Nonessential Workers to Remain Home

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Connecticut Update: State Issues Guidance Regarding What Businesses Are Exempt From Mandatory Closure


Connecticut Update: State Issues Guidance Regarding What Businesses Are Exempt From Mandatory Closure

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Recent COVID-19-Related Executive Orders Impact Connecticut Employers


Recent COVID-19-Related Executive Orders Impact Connecticut Employers

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Returning to Work in Connecticut: Phase 1 Guidelines


Returning to Work in Connecticut: Phase 1 Guidelines

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Connecticut Creates Rebuttable Presumption that COVID Infection was Work-Related for First Months of the Pandemic


Connecticut Creates Rebuttable Presumption that COVID Infection was Work-Related for First Months of the Pandemic

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