Blog Posts by Joshua R. Goodbaum

Jan 24 2023

Appellate Court Resolves Longstanding Uncertainty About Consideration for Connecticut Non-Competes

The nature of non-compete litigation – in particular, its (often exclusive) focus on the preliminary injunctive stage – means that non-compete cases rarely reach a final judgment and the Connecticut […]

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Sep 27 2022

Changes to Connecticut’s Anti-Discrimination Law

The Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CFEPA) is the Connecticut law that prohibits discrimination in employment. Enacted in the late 1940s, the CFEPA predated the federal Civil Rights Act by […]

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May 5 2022

Employees on FMLA Leave: What You Can Do and What You Can’t Do

The Family and Medical Leave Act (or FMLA) allows qualified employees to take job-protected leave to care for their own or their family members’ serious health conditions. This means that […]

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Feb 3 2022

“My Boss Is Sexually Harassing Me. Should I Secretly Record Him On My Phone?”

Many workplace sexual harassment cases ultimately boil down to conflicting stories offered by the accuser and the accused. A female employee says that her male boss repeatedly commented on her […]

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Jan 14 2022

How the U.S. Supreme Court COVID Mandate Decisions Affect Connecticut Employees

In September 2021, President Biden announced what he called a “COVID-19 Action Plan” that included a number of so-called “mandates”: All employers with 100+ employees had to require their employees […]

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Jan 4 2022

2022 Brings Big Changes to Connecticut Employee Leave Laws

January 1 often marks the effective date of new laws enacted during previous legislative years.  For Connecticut employment lawyers who represent employees (as we do at Garrison, Levin-Epstein), the start […]

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Dec 6 2021

12 Tips Before You Join The “Great Resignation”

Americans are quitting their jobs in record numbers, prompting many to dub 2021 the start of the “Great Resignation” or the “Big Quit.”  When it’ll end, of course, is anyone’s […]

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Aug 16 2021

Why You Shouldn’t Use a Fake Professional Reference

I was scrolling through Instagram the other day – yes, lawyers procrastinate too – and I came across this post: I couldn’t tell whether it was trying to offer legal […]

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Jul 22 2021

Transgender Rights

Although the LGBTQ community has experienced huge milestones in the last several years—most recently, the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, which confirmed that federal […]

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Jul 21 2021

Answering the Basics about Medical Leave

Connecticut employees frequently contact us for legal advice about their right to medical leave and the consequences for taking a medical leave.  Here are some of the most common questions […]

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Jul 13 2021

How the Legalization of Marijuana Affects Connecticut’s Employees

On June 22, 2021, Governor Ned Lamont signed into law the Responsible and Equitable Regulation of Adult-Use Cannabis Act (or RERACA), which broadly legalizes the adult use of cannabis in […]

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Jul 9 2021

Federal Action on Non-Competes Could Help Connecticut Workers

As the news has reported, President Joe Biden is signing an Executive Order that the White House hopes will promote competition in the economy.  One component of the Order instructs […]

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Apr 6 2021

U.S. Department of Justice Says Bostock Extends to Title IX

The U.S. Supreme Court held in its 2020 opinion in Bostock v. Clayton County that the prohibition on sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 […]

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Feb 9 2021

Consensual Romantic Relationships at Work: Tips from an Employment Lawyer

Office romance is a fact of life.  Just ask the millions of Americans who have watched Grey’s Anatomy over its 16-plus seasons.  As enticing as workplace romantic relationships might seem […]

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Jan 18 2021

Google’s Most Asked Questions About Employment Law, Part 4

Can employers assign mandatory overtime? For the most part, yes. Employers are allowed to make the ability to work overtime – even without notice – a condition of employment. There […]

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About Joshua R. Goodbaum

A graduate of Harvard and Yale, and a Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for employment law, Josh Goodbaum represents employees and other civil rights plaintiffs in litigation and negotiation.

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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