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

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

| April 21, 2018

PENALTY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT FRAUD REDUCED — BUT NOT UNTIL JULY QUESTION: Two years ago, I received unemployment benefits when I shouldn’t have, and the Unemployment Insurance Agency asked me to repay the benefits, plus a quadruple penalty. I heard that the penalties have changed, can I ask for a break? ANSWER: You heard right. The […]

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Dear Christine, Needing Privacy in Novi

Dear Christine, Needing Privacy in Novi

| April 21, 2018

Dear Christine, I live in a house with both of my parents. Lately, they are driving me insane. I have no privacy whatsoever. They go through my phone, and they involve themselves too much in my life. I’m growing up! How do I get them to back off? I was wondering if you could answer […]

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

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

| April 16, 2018

CASH OR CREDIT, DAYCARE PROVIDER NEEDS LICENSE QUESTION: A friend told me that it’s OK to run a child care business in your home, without a license, if you only accept cash payment. She said the license is only needed if you work with families that get assistance from the state. This does not sound […]

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Dear Christine, Worried in Waterford

Dear Christine, Worried in Waterford

| April 14, 2018

Dear Christine, My partner of 18 years actually won’t come out of the house anymore. “Jim” worked hard, saved his money and retired about 3 years ago at age 59. We share a nice home and have amazing friends. Life is good for us but there’s one problem. “Jim” hates going anywhere! It started slowly. […]

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Amazing Galapagos Adventure II – Olivia

Amazing Galapagos Adventure II – Olivia

| April 11, 2018

Nov. 30 – Dec. 9, 2019 YOUR EXPERIENCE Second week just announced! Olivia is thrilled to once again partner with Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic for our 10-day/9-night trip to the Galápagos. Join us as we explore the enchanted Galápagos Islands, a region teeming with unusual and remarkable wildlife. Swim and snorkel with playful sea lions, walk […]

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

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

| April 9, 2018

SALARY HISTORY A NO-NO IN JOB INTERVIEW? QUESTION: One of my co-workers says it’s illegal to ask about a job applicant’s salary at their last job. I say there’s no law against it. There’s $20 riding on your answer. Who’s right? ANSWER: Technically, you both are. There is no law in Michigan against asking a […]

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Spring Fling Dance-Hawaiin Theme

Spring Fling Dance-Hawaiin Theme

| April 8, 2018

Come join Women Out And About for a fun night of music and dancing at The Dance Scene in Centerline. We have the venue all to ourselves for the evening. You can bring in your own drinks and snacks and DJ Carol will be spinning your favorite dance tunes. Free Lei’s and if you’re single, […]

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Dear Christine, Transitioning in Trenton

Dear Christine, Transitioning in Trenton

| April 7, 2018

Dear Christine, I guess I should start off by saying that I am a transsexual. Even though I was born male and have done “boy” things, I’ve always felt like a girl on the inside, and dreamed about being a girl on the outside. However, I’m so uncertain about transitioning. I’m so afraid. Will I […]

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Dear Christine, All My Heart in Allen Park

Dear Christine, All My Heart in Allen Park

| March 31, 2018

Dear Christine, I am in a 11 year lesbian relationship (33 years old) and have met another woman(34 years old) ONLINE who is in a 15 year lesbian relationship. We have been carrying on an affair for a year via ONLINE and phone calls everyday, but have never met. Both of us are totally in […]

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

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

| March 31, 2018

CONTRACT EMPLOYEE WANTS LEAVE; DOES WORKPLACE EMPLOYER HAVE TO REHIRE? QUESTION: I work in Human Resources at a large company. In addition to our “permanent” workforce, we hire almost a hundred people through a staffing agency, to work for us on short-term, large-scale projects. One of our contract workers has asked for six weeks off […]

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