Minchella Law Blog

Category: employee

Do I Need an Attorney to Respond to a Cease and Desist Letter?

You may not have to hire an attorney to respond to a cease and desist letter you’ve received from a former employer. But it may …

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Are Door to Door Salesman Employees or Independent Contractors

Connecticut employers and small businesses often look to save money on payroll expenses by classifying individuals as independent contractors rather than employees. The practice, while …

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Can a Connecticut Business Monitor Its Employees’ Phone Calls or Internet Use?

The use of electronic communications and internet in the workplace makes it increasingly important for Connecticut employers, especially small businesses, to understand some basic laws …

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Can a Connecticut Employer Drug Test CURRENT Employees?

Yes, Connecticut employers may drug test their current employees, but not randomly unless the job is high-risk or safety sensitive.  And thank God, since one report finds …

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Under the Radar, Employer Gets Big Win From Appellate Court

Employers and other defendants got a big win last week at the appellate court in Connecticut. In Palumbo v. Barbadimos (you can read the opinion here) …

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Surprise! Part of Your Non-Solicitation Agreement Is Unenforceable

You want a non-competition or non-solicitation agreement your company can enforce, right?  Stupid question, you say.  Well, companies need to analyze the language in their …

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If Your Company Receives an NOV from the DOL, Don’t LOL!

It seems, from our practice at least, that the number of Connecticut Department of Labor investigations is increasing. Indeed, the U.S. Department of Labor has …

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