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Aug 25 2017

Connecticut Supreme Court Partially Strikes Down Federal “Fluctuating” Workweek Rule

Last week, the Connecticut Supreme Court partially struck down the federal “fluctuating” workweek rule for Connecticut’s workers, stating the system of denying employees their full overtime compensation can no longer […]

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Aug 21 2017

Conn. Supreme Court Boosts Overtime Pay, Strikes ‘Fluctuating’ Workweek Rule

As it appeared in the Connecticut Law Tribune ROBERT STORACE, The Connecticut Law Tribune The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the federal fluctuating workweek used to calculate overtime pay for a […]

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Jul 1 2017

Joshua Goodbaum Elected as Chair of CBA’s Labor & Employment Law Section

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Joshua Goodbaum has been elected as the Chair to the Labor & Employment Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. The Labor & […]

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Jun 23 2017

Partner Nina T. Pirrotti Elected to National Employment Lawyers Association Executive Board

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina T. Pirrotti was elected to the Executive Board of the National Employment Lawyers Association. NELA is the country’s largest organization of lawyers […]

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May 12 2017

Nina Pirrotti Speaks on the Effective Use of 30(b)(6) Depositions at NELA/NY Spring Conference

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina T. Pirrotti recently spoke on a panel discussion entitled “Effective Use of 30(b)(6) Depositions” during the National Employment Lawyers Association/New York Spring […]

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May 10 2017

Associate Amanda DeMatteis Elected as CELA President

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Associate Amanda DeMatteis was recently elected as president of the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association. DeMatteis, who formerly served as CELA’s vice president, represents individuals […]

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May 1 2017

Partner Nina Pirrotti Joins Think Tank Discussion on Title IX at Stanford Law School

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti Partner Nina T. Pirrotti recently joined a think tank discussion entitled “Title IX Advocacy in the Trump Era: A Coordinated Response,” during an invitation-only conference […]

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Apr 21 2017

Stephen Fitzgerald wins First Circuit Appeal, Confirming Maximium Punitive Damages Award for Railroad Worker Subjected to Retaliation

A federal appeals court has affirmed that Pan Am Railways, Inc. must pay $260,000 in punitive and compensatory damages to a railroad worker who was subjected to retaliation after filing […]

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Apr 4 2017

Goodbaum and DeMatteis Join Connecticut Bar Association Panel Discussion

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Joshua Goodbaum and Associate Amanda DeMatteis were recently a part of a Connecticut Bar Association panel discussion entitled “CHRO: How to Bring or […]

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Mar 21 2017

Partner Nina T. Pirrotti Speaks at American Bar Association Employee Rights & Responsibilities Committee 2017 Midwinter Conference

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina T. Pirrotti recently spoke at a panel discussion entitled “Examining Sanctionable Conduct: Rule 11 From a Plaintiff Employment Lawyer’s Perspective,” during the […]

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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. As the situation escalated, I always felt Mr. Garrison was patient and tried to support me fully. He understood my concerns about litigation versus settlement, and he worked to find the best resolution possible. He was sympathetic to my situation and recognized that it had spun out of my control; he gave careful advice that recognized my history of good work. I am grateful to have had his support at a very difficult time. —J.C., New Haven, CT

Ethan Levin-Epstein represented me during a most painful and challenging crisis in my personal and professional life. Seeing me within 24 hours of being referred, his support and advocacy, wisdom and clarity not only resulted in a favorable negotiated outcome for me and for my family, but gave me peace of mind and the courage to recover. I am very grateful to have met Ethan and his team and would refer anyone in need to this haven. — C.L., Guilford, 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 highestrecommendation. — 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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