What Connecticut Employees Need to Know About COVID-19

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Information Related to the COVID-19 Outbreak

Employee Surveillance: What Employers Can and Cannot Do in the Age of Remote Work

Many Connecticut employees are still working from home, leaving many to question what their employer can and cannot do when it comes to employee surveillance and monitoring. Here is what workers need to know.

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How To Work From Home Like A Champ: Lessons From An Employment Lawyer

The pandemic surges on, especially in Connecticut. With the work-from-home era seemingly here for the foreseeable future, here are some tips so you can succeed.

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The Dialogue: Pandemic Waves, Wage Range Law, Arbitration and Paid Leave

Nina Pirrotti appeared on The Dialogue with Dan Schwartz talking about life after the latest pandemic wave, wage range law, and paid leave.

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

Garrison, Levin-Epstein explains how the U.S. Supreme Court's COVID Mandate decisions affect Connecticut employees.

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How the U.S. Supreme Court COVID Mandate Decisions Affect Connecticut Employees

Garrison, Levin-Epstein explains how the U.S. Supreme Court's COVID Mandate decisions affect Connecticut employees.

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How President Biden’s New COVID Mandate Affects Connecticut Employees

Garrison, Levin-Epstein explains how President Biden’s new COVID-19 mandate affects Connecticut employees.

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Can Employers Force Pregnant Women to Get Vaccinated?

As employees return to the physical workplace, many, including pregnant women, are not just asking whether or not they should get the vaccine but also if they can be forced to get the vaccine.

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Partner Amanda Dematteis Featured In Law360 Article On Ada Concerns Amidst Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements

Many Connecticut employees continue to wonder whether their employer can require them to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Pregnancy and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Amanda DeMatteis was featured in a Law360 article, discussing the interplay between employers mandating the COVID-19 vaccine and employee rights under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).

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The Federal Government Says Employers Can Mandate the COVID Vaccine, with Some Exceptions

What does the federal government say about employers requiring employees to get the COVID vaccine?

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How Does the American Rescue Plan Act Impact CT Employees?

President Joe Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act. It includes FREE health insurance for qualifying employees in Connecticut.

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The Dialogue: Pandemic Anniversary and Vaccines, #MeToo, Discrimination Cases and More

Nina Pirrotti discusses the effects on employment law by the pandemic, the vaccines, #MeToo, discrimination cases, and much more.

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COVID-19 Vaccine & Returning to Work | Can You Be Forced To Get It?

Can my employer force me to get the COVID-19 vaccine in order to return to work?

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Stretch Your Dollar: Can you lose your job for not getting the COVID vaccine

Partner Amanda DeMatteis discusses employment policies mandating the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Can Connecticut Employees Be Required to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Partner Amanda DeMatteis answers whether Connecticut employees are required to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Partner Joshua Goodbaum tells Connecticut employees what they need to know about COVID-19.

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Coronavirus Letters: The employee who returns to work

Partner Nina Pirrotti writes about the state beginning chapter two of the novel we have been all been living for the past few months, known as “Coronavirus.”

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The Dialogue: Employment Law Issues and Returning to Work In Midst of Pandemic

In this video edition of "The Dialogue," Partner Nina Pirrotti and Shipman & Goodwin LLP Partner Daniel Schwartz discuss employment issues that may arise as Connecticut employees return to work.

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Employee Beware! Using Virus as a Cover for Unlawful Firings

In a letter to The New York Times, Partner Nina Pirrotti discusses whether employers are exploiting the coronavirus to cover up what may be discriminatory or retaliatory motives.

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Non-Competes in the COVID-19 Era

As with so many other aspects of the employer-employee relationship, COVID-19 has potentially thrown a wrench into the analysis of non-competes.

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Attorney Teleconference

The lawyers and staff of Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti enjoy each other’s company during a virtual happy hour.

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.

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

Connecticut plans to reopen some of its non-essential businesses on May 20. Many people have fears about going back to work.

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COVID-19 Rescue Bill Boosts Unemployment: How to File

Whether you are navigating unemployment or are questioning the actions of your employer in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, you have rights.

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In the Case of the Lost Job, the Lawyer Must Play Detective

Nina Pirrotti explores the facts surrounding a COVID-19-related job termination to figure out where the truth lies—or at least where the evidence points.

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The Dialogue: Employment Law in Pandemic Times

In this video edition of "The Dialogue," Nina Pirrotti sits down with Shipman & Goodwin LLP Partner Daniel Schwartz to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic impact.

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Q & A: What are Connecticut worker rights, responsibilities in the COVID-19 pandemic?

Tens of thousands of workers are losing their jobs as businesses shutdown and the state’s economy comes up against a sudden, dramatic slowdown.

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Have you been affected by COVID-19? Let Us Review Your Employee Rights Case

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    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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