Commentary

May 1 2024

Did the Federal Government Ban Non-Competes?

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we gonna talk about today? DeMatteis: We’ve talked a lot on these videos about non-competes, but they just keep coming […]

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Apr 24 2024

Is Caitlin Clark’s WNBA Salary Illegal?: Pay Disparity, the Equal Pay Act, and the WNBA

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. I hear we have a fun topic today. Goodbaum: Well, the topic is basketball, and I know it’s fun for you because […]

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Apr 17 2024

Is DEI Illegal After the Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Decisions?

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: I thought we would talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is commonly known as […]

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Apr 10 2024

What is a Fair or Reasonable Severance Amount?

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. What are we gonna chat about today? Goodbaum: Well, I want to talk about a question that I get all the time, […]

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Apr 3 2024

Can Your Employer Discipline You for Off-Premises Recreational Use of Marijuana?

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. What are we gonna chat about today? Goodbaum: Well, I wanna talk about marijuana but in a way that is about employment […]

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Mar 27 2024

What Is Anti-Semitism? What Is Anti-Zionism? And How Can You Talk About Them at Work?

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: I thought we would talk about the issue that has been going on for such […]

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Mar 13 2024

Is My Nanny an Employee Under Connecticut Law?

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. What are we gonna talk about today? Goodbaum: Well, I wanna talk about your kids – and not exactly in the way […]

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Mar 6 2024

Should I Tell My Employer About My New Medical Diagnosis?

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we gonna talk about today? DeMatteis: Well, I had a potential client come in to see me that had a […]

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Feb 28 2024

Employee Best Practices: Put It In Writing

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: Well, we’ve done a few videos in the past about employees coming to us saying, […]

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Feb 20 2024

Can Your Political Beliefs and Actions Hurt You at Work?

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: I thought we would talk about politics. Goodbaum: Uh oh. That can cause some trouble, […]

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Feb 13 2024

Workers’ Compensation Coverage for PTSD

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. What are we gonna talk about today? Goodbaum: Well, I wanna talk about workers’ compensation. Because, in addition to being an outstanding […]

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Feb 5 2024

The Super Bowl and Employment Law: Incentive Compensation on the Field and in the Office

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. What are we gonna talk about today? Goodbaum: Well, I wanna talk about football because it is Super Bowl week. We’re gearing […]

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Jan 31 2024

You Are Taking on Additional Responsibilities at Work but Not Being Paid for It. What Should You Do?

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: I thought we would talk about something that could impact really all levels of employees […]

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Jan 24 2024

Can You Be Fired Because You Were the Victim of a Crime?

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: I thought we would talk about a potential client that comes in to see you […]

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Jan 17 2024

How Can Employees Get Paid While They’re on FMLA Leave?

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Nice shirt! Goodbaum: Haha. Yeah, we’re twins. But, what are we talking about? DeMatteis: What are we gonna talk about? You tell […]

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