Commentary

Jul 19 2023

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: What Employees Should Know

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. What are we going to talk about today? Goodbaum: I want to talk about a new federal law: The Pregnant Workers Fairness […]

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Jul 12 2023

Do Employees Have the Right to Work from Home?

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: Let’s assume a client comes in to see you and they say, “Josh, I worked […]

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Jul 5 2023

Terminated Because You Applied or Interviewed for a New Job?

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. What are we gonna talk about today? Goodbaum: I want to talk about an employee who is terminated from their job because […]

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Jun 28 2023

Can an Employee Collect Unpaid Commissions After Their Employment Is Terminated?

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: I thought we would talk about commissions. So, let’s imagine we have a client that […]

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Jun 19 2023

The End of NDAs for Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault in the Workplace?

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. What are we gonna talk about today? Goodbaum: I want to talk about sexual harassment. Serious topic, a sad topic, one you […]

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Jun 14 2023

Can You Be Fired for Making Too Much Money?

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: I thought we would talk about an employee that comes in and they say, “I’ve […]

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Jun 7 2023

NYC Enacts New Law Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Height & Weight

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we gonna talk about today? DeMatteis: I hear New York has a new law that prevents a novel form of […]

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May 31 2023

Are You Experiencing a Hostile Work Environment? Here’s What You Can Do

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. What are we gonna talk about today? Goodbaum: I want to talk about an employee who’s experiencing a hostile work environment. It […]

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May 24 2023

What Is My Employment Law Case Worth?

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. What are we going to talk about today? Goodbaum: I want to talk about an employment law client that I have met […]

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May 4 2023

FMLA Leave: What Employees Shouldn’t Do While They’re On Leave

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

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Apr 26 2023

“I Was Fired From My Job Without Warning For No Good Reason. Help!”

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: I thought we’d talk about an employee who’s been working for a company for a […]

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Apr 20 2023

Love, Basketball, & the Celtics Scandal: Legal Advice for Consensual Sexual Workplace Relationships

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. What are we going to talk about today? Goodbaum: I understand we are talking about love and basketball, which – in addition […]

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Apr 12 2023

Can Your FMLA Request Be Denied Because You Used the Wrong Form?

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh! Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda! What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: We’re talking about the FMLA. I had a potential client come in last week. She […]

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Apr 5 2023

Can You Be Fired For Having a Tattoo?

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: We’re talking about tattoos today. Interesting topic for employment lawyers, but a lot of people […]

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Mar 29 2023

Twitter Layoffs and the WARN Act

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. What are we going to talk about today? Goodbaum: I want to talk about Twitter. How’s that for an attention grabber? What […]

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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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