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

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

| August 7, 2017

WORKING SO MANY HOURS ON SALARY, I’M NOT MAKING MINIMUM WAGE! QUESTION: Back in November, I started a new job handling social media for a small firm. I was told I’d be on salary, and that I might have to work a few extra hours at times. Since November, my job duties have mushroomed, and […]

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

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

| July 31, 2017

IS AN OVERNIGHT STAY IN HOSPITAL A ‘SERIOUS HEALTH CONDITION’ UNDER FMLA? QUESTION: I work the third shift at a factory (8 p.m. to 5 a.m.). Around 1:30 a.m., I started feeling really sick (my heart was pounding so hard it hurt). I left work after telling a co-worker I needed to go to the […]

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Ask the Lawyer by Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask the Lawyer by Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| July 22, 2017

CAN I COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS AT THE SAME TIME? QUESTION: I’ve been out of work, looking for a job for a couple of months. I will be eligible for Social Security next week, when I turn 66. Can I continue to collect unemployment if I’m receiving Social Security? ANSWER: Yes, under […]

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

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

| July 17, 2017

COLLEGE TELLS MOM HER SON’S RECORDS ARE OFF LIMITS QUESTION: My son started taking college classes right after graduating from High School. He has suffered from Attention Deficit Disorder and has a couple of health concerns, so I called the college to see how he is doing. They refused to give me any information. I’m […]

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

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

| July 10, 2017

IS BOSS RESPONSIBLE FOR BLACK SUPERVISOR’S DISCRIMINATION? QUESTION: I recently dismissed one of my employees, a white man, after he received numerous write-ups from his supervisor, a black woman. The guy challenged his discharge and is now suing the firm for discrimination, claiming his supervisor was prejudiced against him because of his race and sex. […]

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

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

| July 2, 2017

PREGNANT WORKER UNABLE TO DO HER JOB? QUESTION: One of my employees recently informed me she is pregnant and is not allowed to lift anything more than 25 pounds until after her baby is born. The problem is that I can’t guarantee she won’t have to lift more than 25 pounds – it’s part of […]

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

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

| June 26, 2017

WHO’S THE BOSS? LIABILITY AS JOINT EMPLOYER? QUESTION: I was hired by a staffing agency to work on a year-long project for a company doing work on a federal contract. I work full-time on the federal contractor’s site, using their equipment, and am supervised by a manager for the federal contractor. My employer, the federal […]

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

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

| June 19, 2017

CUSTOMERS WALK OUT WITHOUT PAYING; CAN EMPLOYEE GET STUCK WITH THE BILL? QUESTION: I work at a restaurant. Last week, we had a large group (10 people) in for lunch, a busy time. They asked for one check. When I presented it to them, they asked for individual checks instead. While I was in back […]

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

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

| May 30, 2017

NEED FMLA TO BOND WITH NEW BABY? ONE AT A TIME, PLEASE! QUESTION: My wife and I are expecting our first child in a few weeks. We both work for the same company. We put in for 12 weeks of leave, each, under the FMLA so we can spend time together bonding with our baby. […]

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

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

| May 22, 2017

NEW OVERTIME RULES MAY BE DOA; NO RAISES FOR SALARIED WORKERS LIKELY QUESTION: I heard a lot of noise last year about some managers being reclassified as hourly workers, but then nothing happened. What’s going on? ANSWER: Revisions to Department of Labor regulations that would have strengthened overtime protections for “managerial” workers were supposed to […]

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