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

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

| June 26, 2017

WHO’S THE BOSS? LIABILITY AS JOINT EMPLOYER? QUESTION: I was hired by a staffing agency to work on a year-long project for a company doing work on a federal contract. I work full-time on the federal contractor’s site, using their equipment, and am supervised by a manager for the federal contractor. My employer, the federal […]

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

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

| June 19, 2017

CUSTOMERS WALK OUT WITHOUT PAYING; CAN EMPLOYEE GET STUCK WITH THE BILL? QUESTION: I work at a restaurant. Last week, we had a large group (10 people) in for lunch, a busy time. They asked for one check. When I presented it to them, they asked for individual checks instead. While I was in back […]

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

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

| June 12, 2017

CHECK RULES ON INTERNS BEFORE ACCEPTING OFFER TO ‘WORK FOR FREE’ QUESTION: My neighbor’s daughter asked if she could work at my company, for free, as an intern this summer to gain experience to put on her resume. I’d like to take her up on the offer, but don’t know if it’s legal to ask […]

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

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

| June 4, 2017

REDUCED YOUR WORKFORCE? YOU MAY STILL BE A COVERED EMPLOYER UNDER FAMILY & MEDICAL LEAVE ACT QUESTION: I recently downsized, and cut staff at one of two businesses I own. I used to have a total of 52 employees; now I have 45. One of my staff put in for six weeks of FMLA leave […]

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

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

| May 8, 2017

EMPLOYER’S DIVERSITY POLICY AT ODDS WITH EMPLOYEES’ VIEWS QUESTION: My company recently implemented a “diversity policy” which requires employees to “recognize the value of diversity and to respect the beliefs and practices” of co-workers. People who violate the policy can be terminated. One of our employees has made several comments disparaging a white co-worker, married […]

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

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

| May 1, 2017

SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT OF WORK RULES COULD LEAD TO A LAWSUIT QUESTION: We recently hired a new employee, and she’s not working out – she rubs people the wrong way. I’m ready to let her go. Her manager noticed she’s on-line a lot at lunch, sending e-mails and shopping. Use of the internet for personal business […]

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

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

| April 24, 2017

LAID OFF FROM PART-TIME WORK? YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS FROM THE MICHIGAN UNEMPLOYMENT AGENCY QUESTION:  Do you have to work full-time to get unemployment? I worked part-time, 25 hours per week, and was laid off after working for almost three years. Can I get unemployment? ANSWER:     Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) isn’t as […]

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

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

| April 17, 2017

TURNING DOWN THAT JOB OFFER COULD COST YOU YOUR UNEMPLOYMENT QUESTION: I’m on unemployment and looking for work. Last week I received a job offer – it’s in my field, but the pay and benefits are lower than my last job. If I turn it down, can I continue to receive unemployment benefits? ANSWER: Under […]

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

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

| March 31, 2017

RECOVERING ALCOHOLIC IS HAVING PROBLEMS ON THE JOB – IS HE PROTECTED UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT? QUESTION: One of my employees told me a year ago that he is a recovering alcoholic. He never had any issues at work, until recently: He’s been late five times in the last month, and two projects […]

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

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

| March 27, 2017

IF A DISABILITY IS INVISIBLE, DO EMPLOYERS NEED TO PROVIDE AN ACCOMMODATION? QUESTION: I had an employee who started showing up to work late a lot. She called in one day and asked if she could work a different schedule, because she had trouble getting up because of some medication she was using. I told […]

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