May 25 2022

FMLA Leave: What Happens Next?

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh! Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda! What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: I thought we could talk about the FMLA. So, a number of Connecticut employees, and […]

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May 5 2022

Employees on FMLA Leave: What You Can Do and What You Can’t Do

The Family and Medical Leave Act (or FMLA) allows qualified employees to take job-protected leave to care for their own or their family members’ serious health conditions. This means that […]

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Mar 14 2022

Do Connecticut FMLA Laws Apply to Workplace Anxiety Victims?

Amanda DeMatteis: I am here with my partner, Josh Goodbaum. We’re going to be talking to you today about the Family and Medical Leave Act. Josh Goodbaum: So, Amanda, I […]

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Jan 4 2022

2022 Brings Big Changes to Connecticut Employee Leave Laws

January 1 often marks the effective date of new laws enacted during previous legislative years.  For Connecticut employment lawyers who represent employees (as we do at Garrison, Levin-Epstein), the start […]

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Dec 15 2021

Taking Intermittent Leave While on FMLA Leave | What You Need To Know

Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda! Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh. What are we talking about today? Goodbaum: I thought we could talk about the Family and Medical Leave Act, or the FMLA, […]

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Dec 8 2021

What Employees Can and Cannot Do During FMLA Leave

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh! Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda. What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: Today, we’re talking about the Family and Medical Leave Act. This is a federal law, […]

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Mar 22 2021

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) | What Connecticut Employees Need to Know and How They Can Use FMLA.

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, there. It’s Amanda DeMatteis. Josh Goodbaum: Hi! Amanda DeMatteis: I’m here with my partner Josh Goodbaum. We’re going to be talking to you today about the Family […]

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Apr 7 2020

Taking FMLA Leave? What You Need to Disclose to Your Employer

Changes to Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act Effective January 1, 2022. Learn more. You may already understand when FMLA leave comes into play.  The federal Family and Medical Leave […]

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Sep 8 2017

Does My Family Leave Qualify for FMLA?

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 is a federal law that requires employers with a minimum number of employees to provide their employees unpaid leave for medical and […]

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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

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 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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