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

Jan 10 2018

The Dialogue: The Shifts That #MeToo Are Creating in the Workplace

This text originally appeared on Connecticut Employment Law Blog By Daniel Schwartz on January 10th, 2018. After a break for the holidays, my long-running discussion with Nina Pirrotti, an employee-side […]

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Jan 8 2018

Partner Nina Pirrotti quoted in Hartford Business Journal: Amid growing scandals, more companies prioritize sexual harassment training

As it appeared on the Hartford Business Journal PATRICIA DADDONA Training to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace often takes a back seat to other priorities, employment lawyers say, but […]

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Jan 3 2018

What is Disability Discrimination in the Workplace?

The increased awareness of sexual harassment and misconduct that swept the country in 2017 is an overwhelmingly positive development for Connecticut’s employees. However, if the #MeToo movement has a downside, […]

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Dec 22 2017

Happy Holidays from Garrison!

On behalf of all the attorneys and staff at Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C., we wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and happy holiday season. […]

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Dec 13 2017

Garrison Collects Toys for News Station Toy Drive

Over the last few weeks, the attorneys and staff of Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. have been collecting toys for “The Gr8 Holiday Give.” An annual event sponsored by […]

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Dec 8 2017

Server and Bartender Wage Violations: Know Your Rights

Across the country, most jobs require the employer to pay a set minimum hourly wage. In Connecticut, that minimum wage is $10.10 per hour worked, not including tax. However, the […]

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Dec 1 2017

A Reminder About What Constitutes Sexual Harassment

With the stunning news that Matt Lauer was fired from NBC’s Today morning television program earlier this week amid allegations of sexual misconduct brought forward by his former colleagues, it […]

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Nov 17 2017

Don’t Get Cheated Out of Overtime Pay in Connecticut

In Connecticut, state and federal laws require workers to be properly paid for doing their job. Employers must pay overtime premiums, which is time and a half, to certain workers […]

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Nov 10 2017

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti Turns 40

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. recently hit a major milestone. For the past 40 years, the employment law firm has helped the people of Connecticut with their legal needs. […]

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Nov 3 2017

Spotting Racial Discrimination in the Workplace

Race relations remain a consistent discussion topic in our country. Certain types of discrimination, and where it happens, are not tolerated and against the law. Racial discrimination is one of […]

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Nov 1 2017

Garrison, Levin-Epstein Receives “Best Law Firm” Honors From U.S. News & World Report

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. is proud to announce that U.S. News & World Report has selected us among its “Best Law Firms” in the New Haven area. Garrison, […]

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Oct 27 2017

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti Lawyers Recognized for Their Work

The employment attorneys at Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti have recently been honored by several esteemed legal organizations for their work and devotion to their clients. Best Lawyers in America […]

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Oct 19 2017

Yes, Pregnancy Discrimination is Real

When we hear the term employment discrimination, our first thoughts may be a woman not getting paid the same amount as a male counterpart, or being treated adversely because of […]

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Oct 5 2017

The Dialogue: About Firing Employees and Negotiating Severance Agreements

This text originally appeared on Connecticut Employment Law Blog By Daniel Schwartz on October 5th , 2017 The Dialogue – an occasional online discussion between myself and a prominent employee-side […]

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Sep 28 2017

How Can You Spot Age Discrimination?

With more and more older employees staying in or returning to the workforce after their traditional “retirement age,” claims of age discrimination have steadily increased over the past 10 years. […]

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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

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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