Partner Josh Goodbaum Testifies to the Labor and Public Employees Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly

Feb 7 2023

On February 7, 2023, Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Joshua Goodbaum testified to the Labor and Public Employees Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly regarding a proposed bill to reform Connecticut non-compete agreements.

You can view a recording of Josh’s testimony, which begins at timestamp 1:30:32, here.

At the public hearing, Josh shared his support of HB 6594 “An Act Concerning Non-Competes.” Regarding the current lack of clarity in the Connecticut law of non-compete agreements, Josh testified, “You can show me a non-compete that is six months in duration, and I can say ‘That’s definitely not enforceable for the following reasons.’ Or one that’s five years, and I can say, ‘Oh, that one’s got a strong chance of being enforced.’ Even for the lawyers who do non-compete work day in and day out, it’s very hard to know if a particular non-compete is enforceable. For a normal person, it’s practically impossible. Accordingly, this is an area that is really ripe for legislative intervention. That’s why I think it is so important that the Governor is promoting this bill and why it’s important that this Committee is holding this hearing.”

A transcript of Josh’s full testimony is available here.

The lawyers of Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. have been advocating for employee and civil rights throughout Connecticut for more than 45 years. From our offices in New Haven, we provide award-winning representation in all aspects of Connecticut employment law, including with respect to non-competes and other restrictive covenants.

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