Abby M. Warren


  • Overview


    Abby Warren is a member of the firm's Labor + Employment Group, where she represents employers in a variety of labor and employment matters. She regularly assists clients with day-to-day counseling regarding labor, employment, and workplace issues such as employee discipline, wage and hour compliance, investigations, disability and reasonable accommodation, family and medical leave, unemployment, workplace health and safety issues, affirmative action compliance and reviews, employment and separation agreements, independent contractor agreements, employee handbooks, and personnel policies.

    Additionally, Ms. Warren’s matters have involved her representation of clients before various state and federal courts and state and federal administrative agencies, including the Connecticut Department of Labor, the federal Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Ms. Warren is also a contributing editor to The Developing Labor Law.

    Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Warren served as a clerk in the New Haven Superior Court to judges in both the civil and criminal divisions.

  • Experience
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bar Association

      Connecticut Bar Association

      Human Resource Association of Central Connecticut

      Society for Human Resource Management

      Association of Workplace Investigators
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Selected as a Rising Star to the 2017 Connecticut Super Lawyers list.

       Millennial Move Maker 2015 Award presented by the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce
      Chairperson, Human Resources Steering Committee
    • Publications


      "DOL Joins Joint Employer Craze," BNA (3/9/2016)

      "Labor and Employment Law Decisions in 2014-15 from the Connecticut Supreme Court," Connecticut Law Tribune (9/8/2015)

      "Reimbursing Employees for Individual Health Insurance Premiums Comes with a $36,000 Per Employee Price Tag," Connecticut Law Tribune (1/16/2015)

      "The Developing Law, Sixth Edition," contributing editor to four supplements (2014)

      "States Now Paying the Piper for the Recession-Driven Increase In Unemployment Insurance Benefits," Employment Law Strategist (9/30/2014)

      "Labor and Employment Law Decisions in 2013-14 from the Connecticut Supreme Court," Connecticut Law Tribune (9/15/2014)

      "Obamacare – Delayed but Not Dead; Are You Analyzing Your Options and Traps?" Employment Law Strategist (December 2013)

      "Supreme Court Year in Review: Sexual Harassment Ruling May Have Lasting Impact," Connecticut Law Tribune (9/26/2013)

      "Gerrymandering Hours to Avoid the Obamacare Mandate," Connecticut Law Tribune (7/19/2013)

      "Supreme Court Employment Law: Decisions Limit Employee Free Speech Rights," Connecticut Law Tribune (9/20/2012)

      "Can Your Employees Come to Work High – Connecticut's New Medical Marijuana Law," Connecticut Law Tribune (7/23/2012)

    • Presentations


      "Flu Prevention in the Workplace," co-presented with Andy Tarutis of the Mary Wade Home and Deirdre Gruber and Terry Cooper of the City of New Haven's Health Department, hosted by the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce's Health Care Council and Human Resource Council (9/30/2016)
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      "Employee Handbooks," program, co-presented to the GNHCC HR Council (July 2015)

      "Wage Theft," roundtable, co-presented to the GNHCC HR Council at the Chamber's Annual Expo (November 2014)

      "Legislative Review," co-presented to the GNHCC HR Council (September 2013)

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • September 26, 2016

        Abby Warren Spoke at New Haven Chamber's Flu Prevention in the Workplace Event

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      • August 30, 2016

        New Haven Chamber of Commerce's Human Resource Council Hosts Teamwork Presentation

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      R+C News Releases

      • October 17, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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