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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| May 22, 2017

NEW OVERTIME RULES MAY BE DOA; NO RAISES FOR SALARIED WORKERS LIKELY QUESTION: I heard a lot of noise last year about some managers being reclassified as hourly workers, but then nothing happened. What’s going on? ANSWER: Revisions to Department of Labor regulations that would have strengthened overtime protections for “managerial” workers were supposed to […]

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Dear Christine, Protective in Pontiac

Dear Christine, Protective in Pontiac

| May 22, 2017

Dear Christine, My girlfriend and I met two years ago at a dance. We now live together, we keep separate bank accounts but share the bills. The house is mine but she wants to protect herself in case we ever breakup. She wants me to put it in writing that if we ever do breakup […]

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2017 MCACA New Leader Launches Ruth Ellis Center Collaboration

2017 MCACA New Leader Launches Ruth Ellis Center Collaboration

| May 21, 2017

Detroit, MI (May 16, 2017) – Kristi Faulkner Dance (KFD) and the Ruth Ellis Center (REC) are teaming up to engage and inspire LGBTQ youth and the Detroit community through workshops and an original performance celebrating LGBTQ youth through the intersection of storytelling, vogue, and contemporary dance. Kristi Faulkner, Artistic Director of KFD, was awarded […]

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Events & Interseting Stuff

Ferndale Pride Party-J’s Penalty Box

Ferndale Pride Party-J’s Penalty Box

| May 18, 2017

22726 Woodward Ave Ferndale, MI 48220

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Jesus Christ Superstar, Stagecrafters Theater

Jesus Christ Superstar, Stagecrafters Theater

| May 15, 2017

Jesus Christ Superstar Main Stage Lyrics by Tim Rice | Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber May 19-21, 25-28, June 1-4, 9-11, 2017 Reimagined with a contemporary slant, Stagecrafters’ production of Jesus Christ Superstar sets this classic rock musical in present day. A band of road-worn actors invade an abandoned theatre – their intent – to […]

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May 29 Memorial Day 10:00am-4:00pm 10th Annual Pedal Paddle Picnic Stony Creek

May 29 Memorial Day 10:00am-4:00pm 10th Annual Pedal Paddle Picnic Stony Creek

| May 9, 2017

May 29 Memorial Day 10:00am-4:00pm 10th Annual Pedal Paddle Picnic Stony Creek -Winter Cove Picnic Area (eastern edge) You can bike, eat, and kayak as much as you like, or you can bike and eat (skip the kayaking), or kayak and eat (skip the biking), or you could be ever so casual and just join […]

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Heath & Fitness-Nature-Featured Biz

Am I eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Am I eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

| May 21, 2017

To receive benefits under the Social Security disability and SSI programs, you must have physical or mental health problems (or a combination of problems) severe enough to keep you from working in any regular, paying job for at least 12 months. The test is not whether you can go back to your old job. The […]

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Say No to Do-It-Yourself Dentistry

Say No to Do-It-Yourself Dentistry

| May 21, 2017

Thanks to the Internet, many people are reading about, and then attempting, DIY dental treatments in their own homes, and sometimes the affects are devastating. From at-home teeth whitening to at-home attempts at teeth straightening, examples of DIY treatments are out there. Read More     Brightside Dental 3213 Rochester Rd. Royal Oak, Michigan48073 (248) […]

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Why the Detroit Crime Rate is Dropping, By Gary Wilson

Why the Detroit Crime Rate is Dropping, By Gary Wilson

| May 15, 2017

The Detroit crime rate has seen a significant decline in the last few years. However, it still has a higher crime rate than all but one other US city. What has caused this decrease and what does it mean for the city? The History of Crime in Detroit For decades, Detroit has been notorious for […]

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Articles & More Events

Freedom To Marry at The Maple Theater

Freedom To Marry at The Maple Theater

| May 17, 2017

Please join us for a ONE NIGHT ONLY screening of The Freedom To Marry at The Maple Theater. The Freedom To Marry is the inside story of the same-sex marriage movement through the eyes of those who led the fight. The Freedom to Marry Presented by The Maple Theater Monday, June 12, 2017 7:30pm–9:21pm at […]

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Olivia’s 45th anniversary specials

Olivia’s 45th anniversary specials

| May 2, 2017

2018 is Olivia’s 45th anniversary and we’re celebrating with two incredible vacations…a February trip to the Hard Rock Vallarta Resort and a Caribbean Cruise on a brand new ship in April with 2,100 lesbians! Presale Special: Oceanview Rooms at the resort are $500 off per person and Veranda Staterooms on the ship are $600 off […]

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Olivia Cruises – Hawaii Adventure Cruise

Olivia Cruises – Hawaii Adventure Cruise

| May 1, 2017

Your Experience Sailing from the Big Island to Molokai, you will have the opportunity to discover the richness Hawaii has to offer! Get a sense of Hawaii long ago. During a week of kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boarding, hiking and cultural visits, the history of this ancient homeland unfolds. We are going during prime humpback season, […]

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Other Recent Posts

Links to places where you can make a political difference

Links to places where you can make a political difference

| November 11, 2016

In Hillary Clinton’s concession speech she urged activists and community organizers to fight for “what’s right:” “I believe we are stronger together and we will go forward together. And you should never, ever regret fighting for that. You know, scripture tells us, ‘Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in good season we […]

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Are wedding bells in your future?

Are wedding bells in your future?

| February 28, 2016 | Reply

Are wedding bells in your future? If you plan to get married, please check out our list of LGBT and ally highly recommended wedding vendors.  Why leave things to chance?  Call on the experts to make your wedding day be a memory you’ll never forget!   Attorney – Shelton Deon Law Group Banquet Hall – […]

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Hanson Windows

Hanson Windows

| August 19, 2015 | Reply

What’s the Most Important Thing to Look for When Shopping for Replacement Windows? Unlimited Lifetime Warranty. Styles and quality for any budget. No sales pressure or pricing games. Easy and affordable price options. Guaranteed lowest prices – in writing. Click Here For A Quote! Low prices are just the beginning. Our windows are also the […]

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One Vehicle Households: by Beth Bashert

One Vehicle Households: by Beth Bashert

| May 15, 2017

Lisa and I have had one car for about 20 of our nearly 27 years together. I sell cars, so my clients and friends are often surprised at this choice of ours. I mean, I could drive any vehicle I want… right? The Mosaic Car does not count, that is art — not transportation. The […]

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Dear Christine, Baby Fever in Berkley

Dear Christine, Baby Fever in Berkley

| May 15, 2017

Dear Christine, My wife and I want to have a baby. Her best friend is a straight guy that she’s known since middle school. He has offered to be the baby daddy. Now I’ve always been a little jealous of their closeness and I tell her all the time that that boy is in love […]

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Ask the Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask the Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| May 15, 2017

HOW DO I KEEP MY PERSONAL INFORMATION PRIVATE DURING CO-WORKER’S LAWSUIT? QUESTION: A former co-worker is suing my employer for employment discrimination. Her lawyer asked the company to turn over personnel files for several employees, including me, and she’s listed several of us as witnesses. A friend told me that anyone can look at information […]

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Breathalyzer Refusal in Michigan What You Need to Know

Breathalyzer Refusal in Michigan What You Need to Know

| May 8, 2017

Breathalyzer Refusal in Michigan What You Need to Know May 7, 2017 | wilsonlawmi When anyone is pulled over for suspected drunk driving, they face a variety of possible tests to determine their sobriety or lack thereof. Such tests include walking in a straight line, balancing on one leg, or the breathalyzer test. While one […]

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Dear Christine, Anonymous in Ann Arbor

Dear Christine, Anonymous in Ann Arbor

| May 8, 2017

Dear Christine, I know that it’s wrong to doubt the validity of someone’s trans status, but I have this thing going on with another friend of mine. We’re both trans, and we have our different ways of going about it (how we dress, act, etc.) But whenever I’m around him, I can’t talk about anything […]

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| May 8, 2017

EMPLOYER’S DIVERSITY POLICY AT ODDS WITH EMPLOYEES’ VIEWS QUESTION: My company recently implemented a “diversity policy” which requires employees to “recognize the value of diversity and to respect the beliefs and practices” of co-workers. People who violate the policy can be terminated. One of our employees has made several comments disparaging a white co-worker, married […]

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Ask the Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask the Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| May 1, 2017

SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT OF WORK RULES COULD LEAD TO A LAWSUIT QUESTION: We recently hired a new employee, and she’s not working out – she rubs people the wrong way. I’m ready to let her go. Her manager noticed she’s on-line a lot at lunch, sending e-mails and shopping. Use of the internet for personal business […]

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Looking For a New Dentist?

Looking For a New Dentist?

| May 1, 2017

It can be frustrating to have a dentist that is just going through the motions of cleaning your teeth. At Bright Side Dental, you can be sure that your dentist cares about your overall health, not just the health of your teeth. At our Royal Oak Office we will examine your entire mouth during your regular checkup. […]

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