Tag: Elisabeth Lee

Dec 31 2021

Garrison, Levin-Epstein Wishes a Fond Farewell to Attorney Lizzie Lee

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti congratulates our colleague Elisabeth (Lizzie) Lee, who is leaving the firm at the end of 2021 to become a career law clerk to the Honorable […]

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Jul 22 2021

Transgender Rights

Although the LGBTQ community has experienced huge milestones in the last several years—most recently, the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, which confirmed that federal […]

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Jul 21 2021

Answering the Basics about Medical Leave

Connecticut employees frequently contact us for legal advice about their right to medical leave and the consequences for taking a medical leave.  Here are some of the most common questions […]

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Jul 13 2021

How the Legalization of Marijuana Affects Connecticut’s Employees

On June 22, 2021, Governor Ned Lamont signed into law the Responsible and Equitable Regulation of Adult-Use Cannabis Act (or RERACA), which broadly legalizes the adult use of cannabis in […]

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Jun 17 2021

State lawmakers recently passed a new act about wage transparency. What does this mean for Connecticut employees?

You may have heard that, last week, Governor Lamont signed into law the Act Concerning the Disclosure of Salary Range for a Vacant Position.  The title of the law is […]

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May 11 2021

How does COBRA work?

It is natural for a job layoff or termination – especially one that feels discriminatory, retaliatory, or just plain unfair – to bring a wave of emotions and questions about […]

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Mar 12 2021

Uncertainty About Unemployment

March 2021 is here. It’s alarming to think that this month marks one year since Connecticut confirmed its first COVID-19 case, shut down its schools, and – most notably – […]

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Jun 8 2020

Workers Insist Yale’s Wellness Program Not Really ‘Voluntary’

As it appeared in Law360 By Danielle Nichole Smith Law360 (June 8, 2020, 5:05 PM EDT) — Yale University workers urged a Connecticut federal judge to let them move forward […]

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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 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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Oct 5 2019

2 former servers at Maggie McFly’s in Manchester sue over sexual harassment claims

As it appeared on Journal Inquirer By Journal Inquirer Staff MANCHESTER — Two former employees of Maggie McFly’s at the Buckland Hills mall have filed a lawsuit against the restaurant, […]

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Oct 4 2019

2 women allege sexual harassment, abuse at restaurant

As it appeared in the Associated Press and Washington Post SOUTHBURY, Conn. — Two former employees of a Connecticut-based restaurant chain say in a lawsuit that they were subjected to […]

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Oct 3 2019

Tougher sexual harassment laws took effect Tuesday, but not soon enough for everyone

As it appeared in The Connecticut Mirror and Greenwich Time by KATHLEEN MEGAN In an effort to draw attention to Connecticut’s new, tougher sexual harassment and sexual assault law, two […]

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Oct 3 2019

Flexer; Lawsuit shows need for new ‘Time’s Up’ law

As it appeared on WTNH/WCTX Click here to watch the video By Mark Davis HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Two young women from Manchester say their case of sexual harassment is a perfect example of […]

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Oct 3 2019

State marks passage of ‘Time’s Up Act’

As it appeared in the Norwich Bulletin HARTFORD – State Senator Mae Flexer stood alongside attorney Josh Goodbaum, and Gianna Aconfora and Maizzy Douchette, two victims of workplace sexual harassment, […]

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