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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.

| January 8, 2018

AFTER QUITTING OLD JOB AND MOVING TO NEW TOWN, NEW HIRE ISN’T WORKING OUT QUESTION: We recently hired a woman who appeared to be an excellent candidate for an upper level position with our firm: She had been doing similar work for a well-known company, and had several years of relevant experience. We offered her […]

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

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

| January 2, 2018

HUSH-HUSH FIRM’S SECURITY NEEDS MAY CONFLICT WITH EMPLOYEES’ RIGHTS UNDER NLRA QUESTION: I am vice president of a small company that does some highly sensitive and confidential work for a government department. In order to make it more difficult for outside agencies or agents of other nations to access/identify our employees, we have a policy […]

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By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| December 18, 2017

WHAT SERIOUS HEALTH CONDITION? WORKER ON LEAVE LOOKS VERY HEALTHY IN FB POST QUESTION: One of my employees has been out on FMLA leave for several weeks due to an injury to her hip that, she said, made it impossibly painful to work. A couple of days ago, some Facebook posts of this worker came […]

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

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

| November 12, 2017

SAME JOB FOR OVER A YEAR, BUT NO FMLA? QUESTION: I was hired through a staffing agency to work for an engineering firm, and worked for the company – with my pay and benefits from the staffing agency – for 10 months. Eight months ago, I was hired directly by the engineering firm. Three weeks […]

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

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

| October 30, 2017

GRIPING LEADS TO LAY-OFF QUESTION: Until recently, I worked at a large company. The building had an office inside a large warehouse area in which vehicles were often tested. Sometimes I could smell the fumes from the vehicles, but it didn’t bother me. One day, the fumes from the vehicles were so bad that you […]

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By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| October 23, 2017

WORKER CHARGED WITH ASSAULT, WHAT SHOULD BE DONE? QUESTION: One of my co-workers was arrested for assault. He’s out on bail while he waits for trial, and is still coming to work every day. I feel really uncomfortable, and can’t figure out why management hasn’t fired him. ANSWER: A worker who has been arrested and […]

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

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

| October 16, 2017

EMPLOYEE OUT ON JURY DUTY FOR THREE WEEKS AND COUNTING, WHAT CAN EMPLOYER DO? QUESTION: One of our workers was called to jury duty in a federal case. He’s been out for three weeks, and the case is still going. Meanwhile, work is not being done, we’re getting far behind, and we’re out his salary […]

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