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ASK THE LAWYER By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

ASK THE LAWYER By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| December 15, 2018

WORKING ON CHRISTMAS DAY? EXTRA PAY IS OPTIONAL QUESTION: I work at a small, independent drug store. My boss has decided that we will be open on Christmas Day, from Noon to 8 p.m. I was looking forward to getting some extra money by working on a holiday (and exchanging gifts at home before work), […]

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Never Wear Shoes in the House!

Never Wear Shoes in the House!

| December 13, 2018

Never Wear Shoes in the House! Most people in this country probably wear shoes inside their houses and allow their guests to do the same. That’s areally bad idea. If you thought you had bacteria causing fecal matter or toxins such as oil, gasoline, tar, bird droppings, lawn fertalizer and other germs on your shoes, […]

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Dear Christine, Lean in Lansing

Dear Christine, Lean in Lansing

| December 9, 2018

Dear Christine,  I’ve been living with my girlfriend for about six months and we dated for about a year before that and I’m a person who struggles with their weight. I’m about 40 pounds overweight my girlfriend is thin and she can eat anything she wants… very frustrating! So, our schedules work out so that […]

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HOW DOES THE GRINCH WRECK YOUROFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY? WITH LITIGATION, OF COURSE!

HOW DOES THE GRINCH WRECK YOUROFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY? WITH LITIGATION, OF COURSE!

| December 9, 2018

HOW DOES THE GRINCH WRECK YOUR OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY? WITH LITIGATION, OF COURSE! Holiday parties! Great food! Great drink! Wonderful conversation! And a fantastic breeding ground for lawsuits and litigation. Every year, we receive questions from employees and employers seeking to bring, or ward off, litigation after a holiday party goes wrong. This year, we […]

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“Dog Almighty.” A Thanksgiving analysis of the films Boy Erased, The Front Runner, and Isle of Dogs

“Dog Almighty.” A Thanksgiving analysis of the films Boy Erased, The Front Runner, and Isle of Dogs

| December 3, 2018

“Dog Almighty.” A Thanksgiving analysis of the films Boy Erased, The Front Runner, and Isle of Dogs by Roy Sexton (Reel Roy Reviews) [Image Source: Wikipedia] There is no question that this world feels more than a bit broken these days. Over this Thanksgiving holiday, we took in three films that all deal with our shared […]

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

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

| December 2, 2018

AN UNENFORCED POLICY MAY BE … UNENFORCEABLE QUESTION:  I’m a supervisor at a large company. The company has an Internet Policy forbidding use of company computers to access the Internet for personal use. Although all employees are required to acknowledge they have read the policy before they start on the job, the policy is widely […]

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Dear Christine, Dying to Not Know in Dundee

Dear Christine, Dying to Not Know in Dundee

| December 2, 2018

Dear Christine, Everything seems outwardly fun in my relationship I’ve been with my partner Marc for over 10 years but the other day I saw his phone and it was buzzing in there was a text message from a guy and it was definitely sexually explicit and it sounds like there something going on because […]

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Dear Christine, Heart Broken in Holly

Dear Christine, Heart Broken in Holly

| November 25, 2018

 Dear Christine, I love her, but she assures me it’s over. She calls sometimes and makes plans with me and then cancels on short notice. I always get my hopes up and then I feel like shit when she does this. What should I do? What should I say to her? I do want to […]

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Making Sure Your Elderly Loved Ones Have a Happy Holiday, by Adele’s Caring Angels

Making Sure Your Elderly Loved Ones Have a Happy Holiday, by Adele’s Caring Angels

| November 24, 2018

Making Sure Your Elderly Loved Ones Have a Happy Holiday If you’re the caregiver, friend, neighbor or family member of an elderly loved one, it’s important to understand that the holidays can be a difficult time for them. The elderly often suffer from loneliness, depression and may be mourning the losses they’ve experienced over their […]

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

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

| November 24, 2018

WATCHING WORKERS: VIDEO SURVEILLANCE OF EMPLOYEES OK IN WORK AREAS QUESTION: Productivity at my business has been down recently and it appears that petty theft is on the rise (office supplies, bathroom supplies and small electronics have gone missing). I’d like to install some video surveillance cameras throughout the company, but I’m told this may […]

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