Tag: Amanda DeMatteis

Sep 6 2023

Accepting a New Job While You’re Out on FMLA

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. Amanda DeMatteis: Hey, Josh. What are we going to chat about today? Goodbaum: I want to talk about the FMLA — an important topic in employment […]

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Aug 30 2023

Getting Paid in Stock? Advice from an Employment Lawyer

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: Well, I saw an article in the New York Times recently called, “The Hidden Risk […]

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Aug 23 2023

Can You Be Terminated for Asking for a Raise at Work?

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: We are talking about a person at work who drums up the courage to go […]

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Aug 17 2023

Every Garrison Law Attorney Named to Best Lawyers for 2024

Best Lawyers in America® has recognized every attorney at Garrison Law for our work fighting for the rights of Connecticut’s employees. Steve Fitzgerald was named the 2024 “Lawyer of the […]

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Aug 16 2023

The Subtle Gender Biases of the American Workplace

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. What are we going to talk about today? Goodbaum: Well, I know you are a proud feminist, as am I. And I […]

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Aug 9 2023

Employees’ Rights to Religious Accommodations

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we going to talk about today? DeMatteis: Well, you did a video for us a few months back about an […]

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Aug 2 2023

Connecticut Paid Leave: Benefits for Employees Who Can’t Work After a Layoff

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. Amanda DeMatteis: Hey Josh, what are we gonna talk about today? Goodbaum: I want to talk about Connecticut Paid Leave, which is a wonderful benefit that […]

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Jul 26 2023

Menopause in the Workplace: What Are Your Rights?

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: I thought we would talk about menopause. Not a typical topic that we cover here […]

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Jul 24 2023

Josh Goodbaum and Amanda DeMatteis Participate in Federal Court Justice Institute

Last week, Garrison Law partners Josh Goodbaum and Amanda DeMatteis each presented at the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut’s Warren W. Eginton Justice Institute. Josh’s panel discussed […]

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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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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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