What Connecticut Employees Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Blog Posts by Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C.

Jul 16 2021

PARTNER AMANDA DEMATTEIS FEATURED IN LAW360 ARTICLE ON ADA CONCERNS AMIDST COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Amanda DeMatteis was featured in a Law360 article, discussing the interplay between employers mandating the COVID-19 vaccine and employee rights under the American’s […]

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Jul 7 2021

The Federal Government Says Employers Can Mandate the COVID Vaccine, with Some Exceptions

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda.  What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: I thought we would talk a bit about COVID-19 in the workplace, and although we’ve […]

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Jun 30 2021

What Protects Whistleblowers From Retaliation?

Nina Pirrotti: Hey Steve. Steve Fitzgerald: Hi Nina. Nina Pirrotti: I understand that we’re talking about whistleblowers today and in particular, a couple of Connecticut statutes that protect whistleblowers. Maybe […]

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Jun 22 2021

PARTNER NINA PIRROTTI FEATURED IN CONNECTICUT LAW TRIBUNE ARTICLE ON EMERGING LABOR ISSUES

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina Pirrotti was featured in a Connecticut Law Tribune article, discussing her passion for helping employees in Connecticut who have faced workplace harassment […]

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Jun 18 2021

Partners Amanda DeMatteis and Josh Goodbaum Address the 2021 Connecticut Legal Conference

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partners Amanda DeMatteis and Josh Goodbaum spoke at the Connecticut Bar Association’s 2021 Connecticut Legal Conference. The virtual event – usually held at the […]

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Jun 16 2021

Separation and Severance Agreements | End Of Employment | What You Need To Know

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. What are we going to talk about today?  Goodbaum: I thought we could talk about separation agreements or severance agreements. A lot […]

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Jun 8 2021

Non-Compete Agreements in CT

 Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: Today we’re going to talk about non-compete agreements. Really typical scenario that I see […]

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Jun 7 2021

Connecticut Federal Judge Robert Richardson Celebrates Founding Partner Joe Garrison

U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Connecticut Robert A. Richardson paid tribute to Joseph Garrison, his mentor and the founding partner of Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C., in […]

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May 27 2021

Lawyers: Employers Have Advantage When It Comes to COVID-19 Workplace Vaccinations

As it appeared in the Connecticut Law Tribune Two Connecticut lawyers and one Texas employment attorney speak out on workplace vaccination policies and whether they see litigation from the issue. […]

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May 20 2021

Performance Improvement Plans | What You Need To Know

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. DeMatteis: What are we going to chat about today? Goodbaum: I thought we could talk about performance improvement plans. So, people often […]

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May 19 2021

Hostile Work Environment? Here is Rule #1

 Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. What are we going to talk to Connecticut employees about today? Goodbaum: I thought we could talk about harassment and hostile […]

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May 17 2021

How to Find the RIGHT Employment Lawyer in CT

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. What are we going to talk about today? Goodbaum: I thought we could talk about how people find lawyers and in particular, […]

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May 12 2021

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Named Labor & Employment Litigation Department of the Year 2021 by the Connecticut Law Tribune

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. has been named the 2021 Connecticut Litigation Department of the Year for Labor & Employment at the Connecticut Law Tribune’s annual Connecticut Legal Awards. […]

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May 12 2021

Married cop got rookie subordinate pregnant — and didn’t break any NYPD rules

As it appeared in the New York Post A married NYPD sergeant knocked up his rookie cop driver — while his own wife was pregnant — but the fling didn’t […]

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May 5 2021

Lawsuit: Age Discrimination Was Why Dental Hygienist Was Fired During Pandemic

As it appeared in the Connecticut Law Tribune A former Guilford-based dental hygienist has sued her former employer alleging age discrimination in state court. By Robert Storace An age discrimination […]

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Client Experiences

During a very difficult employment situation, I was referred to Joe Garrison. Recognizing the volatile and time sensitive nature of my employment situation, Mr. Garrison met with me immediately (on the weekend no less). He listened to the details of my case, was able to think through possible creative solutions to offer the employer, and was responsive to my myriad of questions. He understood my concerns about litigation versus settlement, and he worked to find the best resolution possible. I am grateful to have had his support at a very difficult time. —J.C., New Haven, CT

Ethan Levin-Epstein represented me during a most painful and challenging crisis in my personal and professional life. Seeing me within 24 hours of being referred, his support and advocacy, wisdom and clarity not only resulted in a favorable negotiated outcome for me and for my family, but gave me peace of mind and the courage to recover. I am very grateful to have met Ethan and his team and would refer anyone in need to this haven. — C.L., Guilford, CT

You will never meet a more knowledgeable and compassionate professional than Steve Fitzgerald. My employment situation was very complex, and Attorney Fitzgerald kept me focused while remaining extremely adept and “thinking on his feet.” Should the need present itself again, I would never seek anyone else’s counsel regarding employment issues. I cannot recommend him highly enough. — J.R., New Haven, CT

Nina Pirrotti provided outstanding legal advice and was trustworthy, dependable, and responsive. From the start, I was confident that her knowledge and experience would obtain favorable results. On a more personal note, I enjoyed working with her and her staff and felt I was included in every part of the process. The dedication, concern, and interest in me as a client was greatly appreciated, and Nina has earned my highest recommendation. — J.H., Monroe, CT

I recently found myself in need of a lawyer in handling a dispute with my former employer. I was fortunate to retain Josh Goodbaum as my legal counsel. His legal skills knowledge and professionalism shone through in every step of the process resulting in a very positive result. I highly recommend Josh if you find yourself in need of legal counsel. — S.R., Guilford, CT

When I go to a lawyer for advice, I am usually anxious, particularly the first meeting. Amanda DeMatteis was clear in describing my options and immediately set me at ease. Realistic assessment is important, and Amanda was clear as to how to set up the case and the direction she felt we should go. I had total confidence in her abilities and knew I was being well represented against a large corporation. More importantly, we were successful! —N.M., Haddam, CT

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