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Tag: LGBT legal issues

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

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

| December 11, 2017

CAUTION: WAGE HIKE AHEAD! QUESTION: I run a company, with a pretty small profit margin. I pay my worker’s minimum wage; the amount I spend on wages just keeps rising. I heard the minimum wage is going to go up again pretty soon. When is that going to happen, and how much will it be? […]

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

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

| October 9, 2017

DOES THE U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT POSITION MEAN AN END TO TRANSGENDER RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE? QUESTION: I read that the Justice Department says the Civil Rights Act does not apply to transgender people. Does this mean that the law has changed? ANSWER: The law, in this case Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of […]

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

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

| October 2, 2017

Ask The Lawyer, WINDSTORM SHUT THE OFFICE DOWN; DO WE STILL HAVE TO PAY SALARIED WORKERS? WINDSTORM SHUT THE OFFICE DOWN; DO WE STILL HAVE TO PAY SALARIED WORKERS? QUESTION: Overnight, a violent windstorm took out the power to our building, shutting down all our PCs. When employees arrived, we told them to go home […]

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

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

| September 25, 2017

IS BEING MORBIDLY OBESE A DISABILITY UNDER THE ADA? QUESTION: A long-term employee has gained a huge amount of weight in the time she has worked here. Now she wants to have her work station moved to the front door because her weight makes walking difficult. She claims she is entitled to an accommodation because […]

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