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

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

| July 2, 2018

HONEYMOON IN JEOPARDY WHEN BOSS TAKES ‘SAVED’ VACATION TIME QUESTION: My fiancée and I got engaged last year. We planned to go on a three-week honeymoon to Greece and Italy. I asked our HR person last year if I could save vacation time this year. She said there was no policy that said I couldn’t. […]

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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 By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

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

| June 11, 2018

CAN I GET UNEMPLOYMENTIF I WAS ‘TERMINATED’? QUESTION: My husband had a heart attack and had to undergo emergency open-heart surgery. He will be unable to work for at least nine weeks – and probably more. When he told his employer he needed time off, they said they couldn’t afford to give him leave, and […]

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

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

| June 4, 2018

VACATION TIME FOR EMPLOYEE WHO QUITS? YOU BET! QUESTION: One of our employees quit without notice, leaving us short-handed when we were under deadline pressure. We paid her for the time she had worked, up to the day she left, and that was it. She says we have to pay her for paid time off […]

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

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

| May 21, 2018

SPANKING IS NOT OK IN PUBLIC SCHOOL QUESTION: My 5-year-old son told me his teacher spanked him! When I contacted the teacher, he told me that spanking in school is allowed under a U.S. Supreme Court Decision. That cannot be right. ANSWER: It’s only halfway right. In 1977, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Ingraham […]

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