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Dear Christine, ZJ in Jackson

Dear Christine, ZJ in Jackson

| June 18, 2018

Hello Dr. Cantrell, I have a question that I am sure will lead to the answer that therapy is a great idea. For three years, we (my partner and I) have discussed this over and over again. Her lack of action is leading me to asking you about this. My partner and I have been […]

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

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

| June 18, 2018

LABOR SHORTAGE MAY BENEFIT OLDER WORKERS LOOKING FOR A JOB QUESTION: I own an air conditioning installation and repair business. In the last couple of months, two of my workers retired – and I can’t find anyone to replace them. My youngest employee is 45; I’m not sure how long I can stay in business […]

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

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

| June 11, 2018

CAN I GET UNEMPLOYMENTIF I WAS ‘TERMINATED’? QUESTION: My husband had a heart attack and had to undergo emergency open-heart surgery. He will be unable to work for at least nine weeks – and probably more. When he told his employer he needed time off, they said they couldn’t afford to give him leave, and […]

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Dear Christine, Jeff in Jackson

Dear Christine, Jeff in Jackson

| June 11, 2018

Dear Christine, I have been hanging out with this guy for about 6 weeks.  We get together about twice a week for dinner and movie at home or sometime a date out or an event.  We really enjoy each other and I love the cozy intimate evenings at home just watching TV and cuddling on […]

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

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

| June 4, 2018

VACATION TIME FOR EMPLOYEE WHO QUITS? YOU BET! QUESTION: One of our employees quit without notice, leaving us short-handed when we were under deadline pressure. We paid her for the time she had worked, up to the day she left, and that was it. She says we have to pay her for paid time off […]

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Dear Christine, Feelings in Franklin

Dear Christine, Feelings in Franklin

| June 2, 2018

Dear Christine, My question is this: My partner of 12 years has decided she has feelings for another woman, who has been straight all her life & has 3 children & is currently married. My partner has been helping her with all her issues & has become emotionally attached to this woman & is questioning […]

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Ask the Lawyer, “New Agency Ruling Expands LGBT Employment Rights – But for How Long?

Ask the Lawyer, “New Agency Ruling Expands LGBT Employment Rights – But for How Long?

| May 29, 2018

For decades, members of Michigan’s LGBT community have had no protection against discrimination in the workplace. A skilled employee who is gay, lesbian, transgendered or bisexual can be fired, demoted, or otherwise discriminated against for that reason alone. That may be changing. On May 21, 2018 Michigan’s Department of Civil Rights announced it would accept […]

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Dear Chritine, Ex’s Best Friend in Farmington

Dear Chritine, Ex’s Best Friend in Farmington

| May 28, 2018

Dear Christine, My ex’s best friend. Recently I have been having dreams of my former partner’s best friend. I am attracted to her….very much so, and if I am correct, she is attracted to me too. Here is the thing, I would like to see her whether it be for a short period of time […]

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

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

| May 21, 2018

SPANKING IS NOT OK IN PUBLIC SCHOOL QUESTION: My 5-year-old son told me his teacher spanked him! When I contacted the teacher, he told me that spanking in school is allowed under a U.S. Supreme Court Decision. That cannot be right. ANSWER: It’s only halfway right. In 1977, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Ingraham […]

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WOA Dinner Party! Live Entertainment! $5 Coupon! Vintage Garden Patio!

WOA Dinner Party! Live Entertainment! $5 Coupon! Vintage Garden Patio!

| May 21, 2018

Come on out and Join Women Out And About for dinner on Vintage House’s beautiful outdoor patio with live entertainment just for us! Thursday July 12th with a chapel tour at 7:00-7:15ish. $5 coupon if you pre register. It’s been a while since GOAL/WOA has had a dinner party. Let’s do this!

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