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

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

| November 12, 2017

SAME JOB FOR OVER A YEAR, BUT NO FMLA? QUESTION: I was hired through a staffing agency to work for an engineering firm, and worked for the company – with my pay and benefits from the staffing agency – for 10 months. Eight months ago, I was hired directly by the engineering firm. Three weeks […]

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Dear Christine, Cinderella in Clinton Twp

Dear Christine, Cinderella in Clinton Twp

| November 12, 2017

Dear Christine, Sometimes I feel like Cinderella in my family. I went to college, have always been ambitious, have always been responsible. I got a great job after college working at a successful law firm, I saved enough money to buy my first house. On the other hand, my brother has accomplished nothing yet has […]

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Missing a Tooth or Two?

Missing a Tooth or Two?

| November 6, 2017

Missing a tooth or two (or more)? Join the club! Gum disease, failed root canals, accidents, or tooth decay have cost at least 69% of adults one or more of their teeth. Many replace their teeth with a removable denture, but only 1 out of 5 can say they experience no problems. For the other […]

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Dear Christine, Unsure at University of Michigan

Dear Christine, Unsure at University of Michigan

| November 6, 2017

Dear Christine, I’m a young just out gay man. My question is, do all gay men have anal sex? When I goggled that to find some answers, it just took me to porn sites and sex toys. So far, I’m a virgin to that and the truth is, I can’t see myself ever doing that. […]

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

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

| November 6, 2017

PRAYER MEETINGS AT WORK? NOT A GOOD IDEA QUESTION: I work at a small design firm. About six months ago, the project manager began ending our meetings with a short prayer, which has expanded into a fairly lengthy prayer, asking for God’s blessing on our work, and ending with an invocation to Jesus Christ. I […]

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

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

| October 30, 2017

GRIPING LEADS TO LAY-OFF QUESTION: Until recently, I worked at a large company. The building had an office inside a large warehouse area in which vehicles were often tested. Sometimes I could smell the fumes from the vehicles, but it didn’t bother me. One day, the fumes from the vehicles were so bad that you […]

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Dear Christine, Annoyed in Adrian

Dear Christine, Annoyed in Adrian

| October 30, 2017

Dear Christine, Every year for the past 10 years me and my wife travel either to her families home for the holiday or mine. We trade off each holiday between Florida and Southern California. Either way–nice to go to a warm place! This year it’s her families turn–that’s California. I just found out, however, that […]

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Yoga Instruction – Deborah Clark

Yoga Instruction – Deborah Clark

| October 28, 2017

Deborah Clarke has nearly 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry as well as yoga instruction. She graduated from the Wayne State University, Exercise Science program and has completed the 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training Program through YogaFit. She has taught yoga for many years through the Adult Education Enrichment Program for […]

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Dear Christine, Sending Signals in Shelby

Dear Christine, Sending Signals in Shelby

| October 23, 2017

Dear Christine, I’m very femme. I couldn’t stop looking girly if I tried and I wouldn’t anyways.. I love my aesthetic of Curled Hair, Pin-Up looks. I have all kinds of “macho” skills but I appear to be a “Straight” gal to other Lesbians. I’ll admit I’m newly Out…. It’s always been nearly impossible to […]

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By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| October 23, 2017

WORKER CHARGED WITH ASSAULT, WHAT SHOULD BE DONE? QUESTION: One of my co-workers was arrested for assault. He’s out on bail while he waits for trial, and is still coming to work every day. I feel really uncomfortable, and can’t figure out why management hasn’t fired him. ANSWER: A worker who has been arrested and […]

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