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Tag: Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn

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

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

| November 12, 2018

QUESTION: I work at a shop where we routinely work with heavy metal assemblies, cutting and welding tools, drive forklifts and use cranes. Improper use of these machines is extremely hazardous. The problem is that several of my co-workers smoke pot (and I suspect one of the supervisors does too). Now that Michigan voters have […]

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

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

| October 28, 2018

A MANAGER ‘IN NAME ONLY’ CAN COST EMPLOYER A BUNDLE QUESTION: I own several small restaurants in the metro area. The restaurants are run by a manager, who is in charge of hiring and firing, scheduling shifts, ordering food, and generally overseeing the entire operation within guidelines I set. I also have several assistant managers, […]

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

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

| October 22, 2018

WHO NEEDS SLEEP? NO LIMIT ON HOURS MEDICAL RESIDENTS – AND OTHERS – CAN WORK QUESTION: My son-in-law is a resident at a hospital. We visited with him and my daughter last weekend, and he looked exhausted. My daughter told me he had worked a 20-hour shift. Aren’t there limits on how many hours someone […]

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

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

| September 24, 2018

NO WAY OUT? BOSS THREATENS TO SUE WORKER IF HE LEAVES FOR BETTER JOB QUESTION: I work as an aide at a home health agency. I haven’t had a raise in two years, so I started looking around for another job. I was offered a similar position at a different agency a couple of weeks […]

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

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

| September 10, 2018

MY FIANCEE COMPLAINED, BUT I WAS THE ONE WHO WAS FIRED! QUESTION: My fiancée and I work for the same company. Last year she complained to management about a co-worker who had been harassing her — he touched her when she walked by his desk and talked about women in a really offensive way in […]

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

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

| August 26, 2018

WE CREATED A TRUST, BUT WE’RE STILL PAYING FOR PROBATE – WHY? QUESTION: My parents wanted to put all their assets in a trust for me and my siblings, so that when they passed, the property would not have to go through probate. My father had suffered a major heart attack and – understandably – […]

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

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

| August 20, 2018

WHAT’S IN A NAME? ETHNIC NAMES CAN COST APPLICANTS A JOB QUESTION: I am a highly qualified, intelligent woman with a degree from a first-class public university. My friends, with similar backgrounds and resumes, have all found jobs. I can’t even get an interview. I think the reason could be my name – my family […]

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TRUMP NOMINEES TO THE SUPREME COURT SIGNIFY BIG CHANGES TO EXISTING AND DEVELOPING LAW

TRUMP NOMINEES TO THE SUPREME COURT SIGNIFY BIG CHANGES TO EXISTING AND DEVELOPING LAW

| July 28, 2018

SPECIAL EDITION OF: ASK THE LAWYER By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq. Attorney and Counselor at Law GWINN LEGAL PLLC 901 Wilshire Drive, Suite 550 Troy, MI 48084 (248) 247-3300 (248) 247-3310 facsimile daniel@gwinnlegal.com www.gwinnlegal.com   WHAT HAPPENS TO SUPREME COURT DECISIONS ON ABORTION, LGBT RIGHTS AND OTHER CIVIL RIGHTS AND CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES AS THE SUPREME […]

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

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

| July 15, 2018

STAFFING AGENCY MISCOUNTS ITS WORKERS, VIOLATES FMLA QUESTION: I’ve been working as an analyst at a tech company for just over a year, but I was hired by a staffing agency, which also issues my paychecks. My wife has cancer and is going to start chemotherapy soon; so, I asked for six weeks off so […]

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