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Tag: Employment law

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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.

| November 3, 2018

WEIGHTY QUESTION: WHAT TO DO WHEN WORKER BECOMES “TOO FAT” TO PERFORM JOB? QUESTION: I run a cleaning service in the Detroit metro area. One of my workers, “Mary”, began to put on weight a couple of years ago; my guess is she has gained at least 100 lbs. She is now morbidly obese. I’m […]

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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 17, 2018

SOMEONE HAS TO GO – OK TO LAYOFF WORKER WHO RECEIVES SOCIAL SECURITY AND WON’T FEEL THE PAIN AS MUCH?! QUESTION: Our sales were way down last year, so we have to lay off a couple of workers. It’s a really hard decision. One of our long-term employees started receiving social security retirement benefits a […]

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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 Leader By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

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

| September 4, 2018

WHEN WE DIE BUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE DOESN’T: SOCIAL MEDIA’S EVERLASTING LIFE QUESTION:  My best friend died unexpectedly last spring. It has been hard to adjust to his being gone — and even harder since I am constantly reminded of him when I’m on Facebook. His picture keeps popping up online as someone I might […]

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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.

| June 25, 2018

GETTING SO MUCH BETTER (ALL THE TIME)? TELL YOUR BOSS! QUESTION: I had hip replacement surgery, and my doctor wrote me a prescription for 12 weeks of Family and Medical leave. After seven weeks, I was feeling pretty good, my hip wasn’t bugging me at all. Since work gave me 12 weeks off, I’m planning […]

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

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

| June 18, 2018

LABOR SHORTAGE MAY BENEFIT OLDER WORKERS LOOKING FOR A JOB QUESTION: I own an air conditioning installation and repair business. In the last couple of months, two of my workers retired – and I can’t find anyone to replace them. My youngest employee is 45; I’m not sure how long I can stay in business […]

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Ask the Lawyer, “New Agency Ruling Expands LGBT Employment Rights – But for How Long?

Ask the Lawyer, “New Agency Ruling Expands LGBT Employment Rights – But for How Long?

| May 29, 2018

For decades, members of Michigan’s LGBT community have had no protection against discrimination in the workplace. A skilled employee who is gay, lesbian, transgendered or bisexual can be fired, demoted, or otherwise discriminated against for that reason alone. That may be changing. On May 21, 2018 Michigan’s Department of Civil Rights announced it would accept […]

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