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May 18 2020

Non-Competes in the COVID-19 Era

Many employers require their employees to sign non-compete agreements, either upon hiring or during the course of employment.  A non-compete agreement – for those who are unfamiliar – is a […]

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May 13 2020

May 20 is Around the Corner, and I’m Scared to Go Back to Work

For the last two months, our Connecticut communities have been shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic.  As of today (May 13), there have been 34,333 confirmed COVID-19 cases; there are 1,189 […]

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May 11 2020

Racial Discrimination During COVID-19

Global emergencies have the potential to bring out the best and worst in people, and COVID-19 is no different.  While the pandemic has brought many people together in pursuit of […]

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Apr 13 2020

Update on Connecticut Employment Legislation: Time’s Up Act

In October 2019, the State of Connecticut marked the effective date of its new Time’s Up Act – enacted in the summer of 2019 named for the national and global […]

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Apr 7 2020

Taking FMLA Leave? What You Need to Disclose to Your Employer

You may already understand when FMLA leave comes into play.  The federal Family and Medical Leave Act allows eligible employees to stay out of work without pay for up to […]

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Apr 3 2020

COVID-19 Rescue Bill Boosts Unemployment: How to File

COVID-19 is causing record numbers of Americans to apply for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. Since March 23, over 504,000 people in Connecticut applied for UI benefits. In the last two […]

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Feb 11 2020

Severance Packages: Unpacking The Basics

As an employee rights law firm, we frequently handle cases involving the negotiation of severance agreements. These documents can be long and tedious, and you are right to be concerned […]

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Feb 4 2020

Law Basics: What is a Lawsuit?

You may find yourself in the midst of a lawsuit for an employment issue, criminal charge, or even personal injury. While you are concerned about your own well-being and rightfully […]

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Jan 17 2020

As the Connecticut Workforce Ages, Age Discrimination Law Must Evolve

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, by 2024, nearly 1 in 4 people in the labor force will be age 55 or older. The median age of Baby Boomers, […]

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Aug 30 2019

What to Expect When You Consult an Employment Lawyer

Most people who come to our office seeking an employment lawyer have concerns about the actions of their employer.  These concerns involve issues that are wide-reaching: termination, harassment, demotion, discriminatory […]

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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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