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

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

| September 18, 2017

TOO SMALL TO BE SUED UNDER ADA? LOOK OUT FOR SUIT UNDER STATE LAW! QUESTION: One of my workers recently asked me for an accommodation due to a back injury: He needs to sit down for 10 minutes every hour. I only have seven people on staff; I can’t have one of them sitting for […]

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Dear Christine, De-Gay in De-Troit

Dear Christine, De-Gay in De-Troit

| September 18, 2017

Dear Christine, My boyfriend and I have a 2 bedroom apartment, and we’ve been together for over a year, and I’m so tired of having to “de-gay” our home before his mom comes over. I have to take down all our pictures, all our rainbow symbols and make the second bedroom look like I sleep […]

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Best Fall Movies!

Best Fall Movies!

| September 15, 2017

Anyone interested in starting a movie group?  It’s fall movie time, and while these predictions for Oscars nominations can and will change, here are some movies you might want to check out. Best Picture Top Picks “The Big Sick” – Kumail is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one […]

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Dear Christine, Crazy in Clawson

Dear Christine, Crazy in Clawson

| September 11, 2017

Dear Christine,  My girlfriend and I have been together for a year, and maybe I moved in too fast (second date…) but I’m having a hard time with her relationships with her family. Her two daughters live with us half of the time and half with their father. I am very close to the girls […]

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

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

| September 11, 2017

I DIDN’T AUTHORIZE THE OVERTIME, WHY SHOULD I PAY FOR IT?  QUESTION: Our company has a strict policy requiring prior authorization before overtime hours may be worked. One of the people in my department has repeatedly turned in requests for overtime hours, without first obtaining authorization. Since he didn’t get an OK before working the […]

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Dear Christine, Trans in Trenton

Dear Christine, Trans in Trenton

| September 3, 2017

Dear Christine, How can I be happy when I’m never gonna be a cisgendered male, And the surgery is still not good enough?  I might as well end it, I can’t ever be happy with no support, or with the surgery results, No I haven’t started HRT just yet.  And on top of that I […]

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

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

| September 3, 2017

IF EMPLOYEES WORK AN AVERAGE OF 40 HOURS A WEEK OVER A TWO WEEK PERIOD, DO I NEED TO PAY OVERTIME? QUESTION: Workers at my company have the option of earning every other Friday off by working 44 hours one week, and 36 hours the next, with paid overtime for hours over 80 in the […]

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10 Actors Who Took their Teeth to the Extreme With Cosmetic Dentistry

10 Actors Who Took their Teeth to the Extreme With Cosmetic Dentistry

| August 28, 2017

It’s no secret that some of Hollywood’s most celebrated and successful stars have gone to outrageous lengths to alter their appearances for the sake of bringing movie heroes or villains to life. However, did you know that they’ve even been known to chip away at their famous million-dollar smiles with cosmetic dentistry in order to […]

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Dear Christine, Fearing Fatherhood in Farmington

Dear Christine, Fearing Fatherhood in Farmington

| August 27, 2017

Dear Christine I am16 years old, now the thing is I’m not really sure of my sexuality, but I think I’m gay. This weekend I had a talk with my grandma (this is when they start telling me my duties as a man and other crap) and she spoke about family and how I’m the […]

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

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

| August 27, 2017

EMPLOYEE GAVE THREE WEEKS’ NOTICE TODAY, CAN I ASK HIM TO LEAVE TOMORROW? QUESTION: An employee just gave notice that he is leaving the firm in three weeks. I can easily fill his position; can I let him go tomorrow? ANSWER: Not a good idea! Letting an employee go before he or she has served […]

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