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  • Does a promissory note need to be witnessed or notarized in CT?

    Someone owes me $13K and giving them 3 years of installment payments.

    Andrew’s Answer

    Probably not, although notarization will be self-authenticating for the document, if you have a dispute later. I would probably have it notarized, but it is not required.
    Good luck.

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  • How can my company require me to have a phone line dedicated for work use only and not reimburse for the expense?

    I am a full time work from home employee. My company recently switched our phone system and we are now required to have an individual landline phone dedicated only to work related calls and are told there will be no reimbursement available for th...

    Andrew’s Answer

    There have been lawsuits around the country for this scenario which have required employers to reimburse employees when the employer requires technology to be installed or maintained at the employee's expense. I have not seen any in Connecticut yet, and Connecticut does not have any direct law on this issue. So, it is still a bit of a grey area as far as I can tell for Connecticut. You may want to talk to a lawyer and give them some more details just to make sure. For instance, the cost can not bring you below the federal minimum wage.
    Good luck.

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  • Neighbors new driveway on my property !

    Recently had a new fence installed and made sure the fence was on my property due to having my lot surveyed. The fence is 5" from the property line, we erred on there side.. The neighbor had his driveway paved & the pavement comes up to my fence &...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Both responses so far are correct. I would add that, as you have already done a survey, the good news is that much of the legwork has been done. Remember these neighbor issues do not get better with time. Contact someone as soon as possible.

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  • Am I required to report temporary, non-benefitted employees during my annual OFCCP reporting?

    My business qualifies for mandatory annual OFCCP reporting, due to the amount of revenue generated with government contracts (>$50K per year). Do I need to report on just full time benefitted employees or do I need to report on those employees wh...

    Andrew’s Answer

    I assume you mean the mandatory AAP (EEO) report that OFCCP requires. If so, then you should include all employees - even part-time and temporary workers. OFCCP specifically references 41 C.F.R. part 60–2 and claims that the definition of "employee" is broad enough to include part-time and temporary workers. I looked briefly and don't see an actual definition, but that is how the agency sees it. There are some exceptions, but I don't know from your question if they apply, and off-site workers may also have to be included in the other location's AAP reporting and then both of you have to cross-reference the employee.
    I hope that helps.

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  • If I put in a two week notice to my job, do they have the right to null and void my notice and make me stay?

    I put in my two week notice and then things started happening at work to where other people are not able to come in. My employer then asked me to stay until the end of the month and I agreed to just that and changed my notice to say it. However, n...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You can walk out the door today. The question I have is whether you have some sort of of contract with the employer? That may mean there are other implications to quitting when you want, but in general you can always end your employment when you want.

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  • What damages is someone whose dog attacked mine responsible for

    My senior dog was attacked by a pit bull at the dog park. She had to go under anesthesia for the vet to repair the damage. The owner of the attacker is refusing to pay for the rabies vaccine and a blood panel that was needed to ensure there were n...

    Andrew’s Answer

    I'm sorry about your dog.. IF the dollar amounts are fairly low (like, under $5,000) you could sue in small claims. I would try to get all expenses related to her vet, including the anesthesia, vaccines, and everything. Even if she has to go back for a follow up, you shouldn't have to pay that either.

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  • Can a employer tell you he is firing you in four months.

    Company told employee he is being let go a month ago in September with a five month severance package. Employee told them that his contract indicated that he had a year severance coming to him. A few weeks later company told him he is being fired...

    Andrew’s Answer

    It really depends on what the contract says. You need a copy of the contract and you need to have an employment attorney look at it quickly.

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  • How to evict a tenant?

    Three people rented an apartment that was originally month to month. The third person failed to pay rent. Per a conversation with the landlord, we asked to remove her from the lease since we are now on a year lease (had to prove that we could pay ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    In addition to what Attorney Woolf mentioned, I am wondering if the third person is on the new lease, or is it just you two? If the third person is on the lease, it can't just be verbally altered. You could, however, sue for the rent the third person owes.

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  • How do i start suing someone after his insurance denies either vehicles ?

    Hi i was rear ended by a food delivery driver and he received a $288 citation for distracted driving. his insurance (progressive) won't cover the claim because he didn't disclose the commercial use of his vehicle to his insurance they advised me t...

    Andrew’s Answer

    I agree with the other counsel - sounds like you have all the information you need. You may need an attorney to look at the insurance coverage issues, and file the action. Good luck.

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  • Can my employer send me home after 2 hours if I'm a full-time, 8 hour/day employee?

    I was hired as a full-time employee at a private optometry practice currently having 6 other employees. I have consistently maintained 40 hours a week (or 8 hours a day) for over a year and count on my pay week to week. My employer decided he want...

    Andrew’s Answer

    I don't have enough information to give you a straight answer. But, it sounds like you were hired and you expected at least 40 hours a week, but that is not happening. Unless you have a contract, or some union protection, the answer is probably "no". If you are going to be consistently underemployed, you may be eligible for unemployment claims even while you are working.

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