Tag: Amanda DeMatteis

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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Jan 10 2024

Can an Employee Be Fired for Giving Notice of Resignation?

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: I thought we would talk about a question that I get really frequently: Someone comes […]

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Dec 27 2023

What Can Children’s TV Teach Us About Workplace Bullying?

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. What are we talking about today? Goodbaum: Well, you tell me that we are talking about something called Bluey, and I have […]

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Dec 20 2023

What Can You Do If Your Employer Shares Your Protected Health Information (PHI)?

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: We actually got a question on YouTube, and I thought we should absolutely answer it […]

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Dec 13 2023

What Shohei Ohtani Can Teach Employees about Deferred Compensation

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: Well, if you’ve watched the news at all recently, you’ve seen that Shohei Ohtani has […]

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Nov 22 2023

Can an Employee Be Terminated for Poor Performance If They Never Received a Performance Review?

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. What are we gonna talk about today? Goodbaum: I want to talk about a new client who came to me the other […]

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Nov 15 2023

What is Caste Discrimination?

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: I thought we would talk about caste discrimination. I heard this come up in a […]

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Nov 6 2023

Training Repayment Agreements: What You Need to Know

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: I thought we would talk about an article that I saw in The New York […]

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Nov 3 2023

The Toxic Work Environment at The Tonight Show: What Employees Can Do About Workplace Bullying

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. What are we gonna talk about today? Goodbaum: Well, you know I love some celebrity gossip and I love when celebrity gossip […]

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Nov 2 2023

Garrison Law Earns Tier 1 Ranking in the 2024 Edition of Best Law Firms®

Garrison Law is proud to announce that we have been ranked Tier 1 in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®. Garrison Law received a Tier 1 ranking in seven […]

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Nov 1 2023

Garrison Law Attorneys Selected As 2023 Super Lawyers

Garrison Law is pleased to announce that all seven of our attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers® for their dedication to protecting the rights of employees in Connecticut in […]

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Oct 25 2023

Does an Employee Have to be Physically Unable to Work to Take Leave Under the FMLA?

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

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Oct 4 2023

What Does 303 Creative v. Elenis Mean for Connecticut Employment Law?

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: I thought we’d talk about a U.S. Supreme Court decision that came down in the […]

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Sep 27 2023

Unionizing Student-Athletes: Does the Dartmouth Men’s Basketball Team Have the Right to Unionize?

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: I saw in the news that the Dartmouth College men’s basketball team wants to unionize, […]

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Sep 20 2023

Evaluating a Job Offer: What Employees Should Consider

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: Like so many things that we discuss in employment law, we talk about the difference […]

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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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