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Feb 16 2022

Five Rules if You Want to Date a Coworker

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: Well, I thought we would talk about Jeff Zucker, and I’ll just leave it at […]

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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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Feb 2 2022

What U.S. Supreme Court COVID Rulings Mean for Connecticut Employees in 2022

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh! Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda! What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: So, you know how we always love to keep Connecticut employees up to date on […]

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Jan 28 2022

Changes To Connecticut’s Family and Medical Leave Laws

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh! Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda! What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: I thought we could talk about the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act. This is […]

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Jan 19 2022

Thinking About Quitting Your Job? Tips from Connecticut Employment Lawyers

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda! Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh! What are we talking about today? Goodbaum: I thought we could talk about the Great Resignation; we’ve heard a lot about that. […]

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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 22 2021

Should Employees Secretly Record Workplace Harassment?

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh! Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda! What are we going to talk about today? DeMatteis: So, I have an interesting one, I think. I had a client come […]

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Dec 15 2021

Taking Intermittent Leave While on FMLA Leave | What You Need To Know

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda! Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. What are we talking about today? Goodbaum: I thought we could talk about the Family and Medical Leave Act, or the FMLA, […]

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Dec 8 2021

What Employees Can and Cannot Do During FMLA Leave

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh! Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: Today, we’re talking about the Family and Medical Leave Act. This is a federal law, […]

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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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