Minchella Law Blog

Author: Anthony R. Minchella

Do Homemaker Companion Agency Contracts Have to Be in Writing – YES!

Wow. Just when you think our courts are becoming more business friendly, the Connecticut Supreme Court issues a decision on whether businesses can enforce oral …

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What Happens If I Don’t Use a Home Improvement Contract?

Connecticut Contractors beware, that cartoon was reality for one of your peers, and cost him a ton of money.  A recent Connecticut Supreme Court decision …

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When is an Independent Contractor Really Independent? It’s as Easy as ABC – Kinda, sorta

So many businesses rely on independent contractors to provide services to their customers. Home improvement contractors quickly come to mind. Businesses realize many benefits from …

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Is there such a thing as employee loyalty?

Yes, there is, but not when compared to the loyalty of a pet. So what can you do if you discover a seriously disloyal employee? …

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When Can a Business Sue Another Business Over an Employee’s Non-Compete Agreement?

Why do companies have some employees sign noncompetition agreements and nonsolicitation agreements? Well, it’s simple. So they can protect their business, its goodwill, income, the …

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Santa Claus is From Ohio: Merry Christmas Everyone!

I was wondering whether Santa Claus has ever really been in court charged with a crime.  Sort of like “Miracle on 34th Street.” Alas, he …

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Buyers Beware! Read the Fine Print in Your Distributor’s Forms

Words in contracts almost always mean something, especially in distributorship agreements, invoices and purchase orders. The thing is, you never really find out what they …

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Missed the Filing Deadline for Attorney’s Fees: No Worries (Well, Maybe Some)

When does a prevailing party have to apply for an award of attorney’s fees in Connecticut state court? Lawyers received an answer from the Connecticut …

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Saving Money Down the Road By Appealing the Unemployment Decision: Part Four of Our Series

THE NEXT STEP – APPEAL We talked last time about the hearing that takes place to determine if an employee should receive unemployment benefits. You …

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You Have a Hearing. Now What? Part Three of Unemployment Basics

UNEMPLOYMENT HEARINGS We’ve been writing lately about the unemployment benefit process in Connecticut.  You can catch up on prior posts here and here.  The process is pretty informal, …

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