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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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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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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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Dear Christine, Comfortable in Chelsea

Dear Christine, Comfortable in Chelsea

| May 1, 2017

Dear Christine, I’ve had a secret that I’ve kept for more than 20 years and for the past 10 years I’ve been leading a bit of a double life. 20 years ago I started a physical relationship with a married woman I met through work. I fell hard. We both did. She refused to come […]

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