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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

| February 20, 2018

HANDBOOK PROHIBITS ‘DISRESPECTFUL CONDUCT’ – WHAT’S WRONG WITH THAT? QUESTION: My company recently revised its Employee Handbook. In addition to providing rules on handling discrimination and sexual harassment and setting out the procedures for obtaining benefits, the handbook establishes rules for employee conduct. One of these rules prohibits “insubordination or other disrespectful conduct” toward managers […]

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

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

| January 30, 2017

IF YOU HAVE SEVERANCE PAY, CHECK YOUR NUMBERS BEFORE COLLECTING UNEMPLOYMENT QUESTION: I am being laid off at the end of the month. The company is giving everyone severance pay, equal to two weeks’ salary. The severance will be paid out in two installments after we leave on our usual pay days, every two weeks. […]

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Ask The Lawyer Threatened by the Michigan Unemployment Agency After You’ve Lost your Job

Ask The Lawyer Threatened by the Michigan Unemployment Agency After You’ve Lost your Job

| December 31, 2016

Ask The Lawyer Threatened by the Michigan Unemployment Agency After You’ve Lost your Job FROM BAD TO WORSE AND THEN SOME: by: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq. & Laura Bradshaw Tucker, Esq. For the next several weeks, GWINN TAURIAINEN PLLC takes on the Michigan Unemployment Agency (UIA), to inform its friends and clients about the risks associated […]

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

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

| December 5, 2016

WORKING ON CHRISTMAS DAY? EXTRA PAY IS OPTIONAL QUESTION: I own a small, independent gas station. We’ve decided to stay open on Christmas Day. Do I have to pay my employees extra for working that day? ANSWER: In Michigan, private employers, like you, are not required to pay workers anything extra for working on Christmas […]

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

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

| November 28, 2016

TEXAS JUDGE PUTS HOLD ON IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR SALARIED WORKERS: WHAT HAPPENS NOW? On November 22, 2016, just nine days before a Department of Labor rule requiring employers to pay salaried workers at least $47,476 a year went into effect, a federal District Court judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction blocking imposition […]

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

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

| July 25, 2016 | Reply

QUESTION: My husband and I married ten years ago. I had a premarital separate account that contained funds I had received as gifts from my parents and from my uncle. I spent some of these funds on items around the house that my new husband liked; it was understood I would re-pay my personal savings […]

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

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

| June 20, 2016 | Reply

QUESTION: I work in an office with a bunch of guys. Our cubicles are pretty close together, so it’s really easy to ASK THE LAWYER HEY, WORKPLACE LOUDMOUTHS: WHAT YOU SAY MATTERS! QUESTION: I work in an office with a bunch of guys. Our cubicles are pretty close together, so it’s really easy to overhear […]

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ASK THE LAWYER By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

ASK THE LAWYER By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| June 6, 2016 | Reply

COLLAPSING UNDER HEAVY LIFTING REQUIREMENTS AT WORK? QUESTION:  I run a pretty large landscape firm, we do everything from mowing lawns to installing paving, ponds, and retainer walls. Job requirements for a landscaper include the ability to lift 100 pounds. – but the heaviest thing the guys usually lift are bags of dirt that weigh […]

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

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

| May 9, 2016 | Reply

QUESTION: CAN MY BOSS CALL ME A FREE-LANCER WHEN I’M NOT?   QUESTION: When I was hired at my new full-time job, my boss said I would be an “independent contractor”, which meant I wouldn’t get any vacation days, benefits, overtime, or paid time off, but he’d pay me a couple of dollars an hour […]

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