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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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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.

| 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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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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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.

| 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.

| July 9, 2018

LAWS THAT ‘POSSIBLY’ HARM WORKERS’ RIGHT TO ORGANIZE ARE OK: ACTUAL HARM NOW REQUIRED QUESTION: I heard that the National Labor Relations Board has some new rules on what’s OK to put in an Employee Handbook. I am an employer; is this anything I should worry about? ANSWER: Good question! At Gwinn Legal, we make […]

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