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

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

| December 11, 2017

CAUTION: WAGE HIKE AHEAD! QUESTION: I run a company, with a pretty small profit margin. I pay my worker’s minimum wage; the amount I spend on wages just keeps rising. I heard the minimum wage is going to go up again pretty soon. When is that going to happen, and how much will it be? […]

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Facebook offers 56 gender options, Here’s what they mean, by Christine C Cantrell

Facebook offers 56 gender options, Here’s what they mean, by Christine C Cantrell

| December 10, 2017

Dear Readers, I have wanted write a blog on all the new terminology for gender and came across this helpful article. I didn’t realize Facebook was so forward on gender vocabulary way back in 2014! This article helps you navigate these new terms. By Christine Cantrell, PhD, LP www.christinecantrell.com christineccantrellphd@gmail.com Facebook offers users 56 new […]

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

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

| December 4, 2017

HOW DOES THE GRINCH WRECK YOUR OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY? WITH LITIGATION, OF COURSE! Best holiday wishes to all our friends and clients! It’s that time of the year again where employers across the state begin planning their workplace holiday party. Our annual tradition is to post an article about some of the legal risks present […]

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Am I eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Am I eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

| December 4, 2017

To receive benefits under the Social Security disability and SSI programs, you must have physical or mental health problems (or a combination of problems) severe enough to keep you from working in any regular, paying job for at least 12 months. The test is not whether you can go back to your old job. The […]

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Dear Christine, Reasonable in Rochester Part III

Dear Christine, Reasonable in Rochester Part III

| December 2, 2017

By Christine Cantrell, PhD, LP www.christinecantrell.com christineccantrellphd@gmail.com Dear Christine, I wonder if you have any good articles or references about transgender or more specifically, non-binary people that describes the uses of pronouns. We have a situation in our Indivisible group that people have taken offense and some are not understanding about pronouns. Sincere leaders are […]

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

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

| November 27, 2017

EMPLOYER VIOLATES EMPLOYEE RIGHTS WHEN IT BARS SALARY DISCUSSIONS QUESTION: My friend and I both work at the same company. We learned by accident that one of our co-workers, who does the same work we do, is earning almost $10,000 more per year. He’s a man; we’re women. Anyway, we started asking other people if […]

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Reel Roy Reviews: Murder On the Orient Express & Daddy’s Home 2

Reel Roy Reviews: Murder On the Orient Express & Daddy’s Home 2

| November 27, 2017

“I can only see the world as it should be.” Murder On The Orient Express (2017) AND Daddy’s Home 2 by Roy Sexton (Reel Roy Reviews) Hollywood gets a lot of flak, much of it deserved, but the crime perpetrated by Tinseltown that may bother me the most is when a talented cast is completely […]

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Dear Christine, Reasonable in Rochester Part II

Dear Christine, Reasonable in Rochester Part II

| November 27, 2017

By Christine Cantrell, PhD, LP www.christinecantrell.com christineccantrellphd@gmail.com Dear Christine, I wonder if you have any good articles or references about transgender or more specifically, non-binary people that describes the uses of pronouns.  We have a situation in our Indivisible group that people have taken offense and some are not understanding about pronouns.  Sincere leaders are […]

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Reel Roy Reviews – Justice League

Reel Roy Reviews – Justice League

| November 20, 2017

“I don’t recognize this world.” “I don’t have to recognize it. Just save it.” Justice League by Roy Sexton (Reel Roy Reviews) [Image Source: Wikipedia] Justice League isn’t getting a fair shake. At all. Was there far too much hype, including an insane amount of expectation put on this film to be DC’s answer to […]

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

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

| November 19, 2017

HOW MUCH OF THEIR RECORD DO FORMER EMPLOYEES HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW? QUESTION: A former employee wrote to my office asking for her personnel file under something called the Bullard-Plawecki Right-to-Know Act. Her file is huge. Do I have to send it to her? ANSWER: The Bullard-Plawecki Right-to-Know Act is Michigan’s employment equivalent to […]

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