Beverly W. Garofalo: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Beverly W. Garofalo

Hartford,  CT  U.S.A.
Phone(860) 522-0404

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Practice Areas

  • General Employment Litigation
  • Workplace Training
University Colorado College, B.A., 1985
Law SchoolUniversity of Connecticut, J.D., magna cum laude, 1991
Admitted1991, Connecticut; 1992, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 2005, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 2006, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

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American Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association


Beverly W. Garofalo is a Principal in the Hartford, Connecticut, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has substantial experience representing employers in court and before administrative agencies.

Ms. Garofalo regularly counsels employers on a wide range of employment issues, including sexual harassment; discrimination; accommodating disabled employees; family and medical leave laws; wage and hour laws; hiring, disciplining and terminating employees; downsizing and reductions-in-force; independent contractor, employment, non-competition and confidentiality agreements; mergers and acquisitions; and outsourcing. In 2012, Ms. Garofalo prevailed in a federal court jury trial in a case involving claims of pregnancy discrimination.

Ms. Garofalo speaks and writes extensively on current labor and employment law issues. She also conducts management training on all topics including harassment prevention, workplace privacy, effective management, and equal employment opportunity law.

Following graduation from law school, Ms. Garofalo was a law clerk to the Hon. Chief Justice Ellen Ash Peters of the Connecticut Supreme Court.

Honors and Recognitions

The Best Lawyers in America 2016
2016 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year
•2015 Connecticut Super Lawyers
•Top 25: 2015 Women Connecticut Super Lawyers
•Top 50: 2015 Women New England Super Lawyers

Published Works

•“Striking a Blow Against Identity Theft, ” Connecticut Law Tribute (October 2008)
• Employee Reassignment Under the ADA, The Corporate Counselor 22.12 (May 2008) [Author]
• Is Your General Release Enforceable? The Corporate Counselor 20.5 (October 2005) [Author]
• Downsizing in the New Economy - Issues to Consider to Avoid a Layoff Backlash, The Corporate Counselor (February 2001) [Co-Author]


June 23, 2014

Changes to Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law Provide Some Relief to Employers

June 23, 2014

The Connecticut Paid Sick Leave legislation has been amended (1) to allow employers to determine the 50-employee applicability threshold in the same manner as under the state's Family and Medical Leave Act, (2) to allow accrual of paid sick leave hours on any annual basis, not just a calendar year, and (3) to expand slightly the

March 31, 2014

Connecticut to Increase Minimum Wage to $10.10 by 2017

March 31, 2014

Governor Dannel P. Malloy has signed legislation to increase Connecticut's hourly minimum wage incrementally to $10.10 over the next three years. The new maximum rate will become effective January 1, 2017. Connecticut's minimum wage is currently $8.70 per hour. Under the new legislation (Public Act No. 14-1), which will

July 17, 2013

Connecticut to Increase Minimum Wage in 2014 and 2015

July 17, 2013

Governor Dannel P. Malloy has signed legislation to increase Connecticut's hourly minimum wage over two years by $.75 to $9.00 by January 1, 2015. Under the new law (Public Act No. 13-117), effective January 1, 2014, the state minimum wage will rise from $8.25 per hour to $8.70 per hour. A second increase, effective January 1

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November 20, 2015

Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Publishes Q3 Diversity Committee Newsletter

November 20, 2015

Please enjoy our Diversity Committee Newsletter for the third quarter of 2015. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events the firm has

August 17, 2015

Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

August 17, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm's attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective

May 19, 2015

Employment Law 360

Beverly Garofalo Comments on Richard Vitarelli Joining Jackson Lewis

May 19, 2015

Hartford office Managing Shareholder Beverly W. Garofalo is quoted in Jackson Lewis Nabs Ex-McCarter Employment Pro, published in Employment Law 360, regarding Richard Vitarelli joining the firm.View Article (subscription may be required)


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Beverly W. Garofalo

90 State House Square, 8th Floor
HartfordCT 06103-3708


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