Tag: COVID-19

Jan 14 2022

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

In September 2021, President Biden announced what he called a “COVID-19 Action Plan” that included a number of so-called “mandates”: All employers with 100+ employees had to require their employees […]

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Oct 3 2021

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina Pirrotti Appeared on WTNH News 8 to Discuss President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina Pirrotti and Shipman & Goodwin LLP Partner Dan Schwartz recently sat down with WTNH News 8’s Dennis House on ‘This Week in […]

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Sep 30 2021

Partner Nina Pirrotti Quoted in a Connecticut Law Tribune Article on Surveillance of Remote Employees During COVID-19

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina Pirrotti was quoted in a recent Connecticut Law Tribune article discussing employee surveillance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article explains that more […]

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Sep 16 2021

How President Biden’s New COVID Mandate Affects Connecticut Employees

On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced a new “COVID-19 Action Plan” that he says will help the country find a “path out of the pandemic.” The Plan has six […]

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Apr 15 2021

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

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. DeMatteis: I hear we’re going to talk about some COVID-related issues today. Goodbaum: Yeah, so we’re living in the age of a […]

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Jun 16 2020

Partner Joshua Goodbaum to Speak at Connecticut Bar Webinar

Garrison Levin-Epstein Fitzgerald & Pirrotti P.C. Partner Joshua R. Goodbaum will be a featured speaker for the webinar “What You Need to Know as Employers Reopen the Workplace,” presented by […]

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Jun 14 2020

Partner Nina Pirrotti’s letter published in The Hartford Courant: Coronavirus Letters: The employee who returns to work

As it appeared on The Hartford Courant By NINA PIRROTTI HARTFORD COURANT A reader writes about the state beginning chapter two of the novel we have been all been living […]

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Jun 10 2020

Remote Court Proceedings Useful in Emergencies, Lawyers Say

As it appeared on Bloomberg Law Madison Alder Reporter Judiciary explores changes for future emergencies, but action not likely soon Some lawyers, groups want a broad expansion of remote access […]

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May 21 2020

Stretch Your Dollar: Knowing your rights if you’re not comfortable heading back to work amid the pandemic

As it appeared on WTNH News 8 Phase one of reopening Connecticut is officially underway this week and as a percentage of Connecticut heads back to work, not everyone is […]

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May 18 2020

Non-Competes in the COVID-19 Era

Many employers require their employees to sign non-compete agreements, either upon hiring or during the course of employment.  A non-compete agreement – for those who are unfamiliar – is a […]

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May 14 2020

Partner Nina Pirrotti published in the Connecticut Law Tribune: In the Case of the Lost Job, the Lawyer Must Play Detective

A lawyer explores all the facts surrounding a COVID-19-related job termination to figure out where the truth lies. As it appeared in the Connecticut Law Tribune By Nina Pirrotti Lawyers who […]

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May 13 2020

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

For the last two months, our Connecticut communities have been shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic.  As of today (May 13), there have been 34,333 confirmed COVID-19 cases; there are 1,189 […]

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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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