Employee Rights Blog

Feb 17 2023

Can Employees Take Time Off for Religious Holidays?

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh! Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda! What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: Well, we have a viewer question, which is pretty exciting. Employee wants a religious holiday […]

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Feb 8 2023

What Connecticut Employees Should Know About Workplace Recordings

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh! What are we going to chat about today? Josh Goodbaum: I thought we could talk about workplace recording, especially in light of changes in the way […]

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Feb 7 2023

Testimony of Joshua Goodbaum to the Labor Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly

Begins at 1:30:32 here. Joshua Goodbaum: Thank you, Chairman Sanchez, Ranking Member Ackert, distinguished Members of the Committee. My name is Josh Goodbaum, and I’m a partner in the law […]

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Feb 2 2023

3 Steps Connecticut Employees Should Follow When Asking for a Reasonable Accommodation

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda! Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh! What are we going to chat about today? Goodbaum: I want to talk about a Connecticut employee who has a disability – […]

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Jan 31 2023

Final Paychecks in Connecticut

The end of an employment relationship, whether it was unexpected or voluntary, can come with several questions about what comes next. One of these questions is likely, “When will I […]

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Jan 27 2023

Connecticut Sexual Harassment Laws for Prospective Employees

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh! Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda! What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: I thought we’d talk about sexual harassment – unfortunately, something that impacts a lot of […]

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Jan 26 2023

Recreational Marijuana is Now For Sale in Connecticut – What Should Employees Know?

On January 10, 2023, Connecticut dispensaries opened for the sale of recreational marijuana for the first time in the state’s history. Employees who choose to partake may have some questions, […]

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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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Jan 20 2023

FTC Proposes Rule to Ban Non-Compete Agreements

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh! Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda! What’re we going to talk about today? DeMatteis: Let’s talk about non-competes. Of course, we’ve talked about them before, but there’s actually […]

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Nov 30 2022

Connecticut’s Clean Slate Law: What You Need to Know

Changes are coming to the way Connecticut employers can investigate and use the criminal background information of current and prospective employees. A new Connecticut statute known as the “Clean Slate” […]

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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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