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

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

| May 15, 2017

HOW DO I KEEP MY PERSONAL INFORMATION PRIVATE DURING CO-WORKER’S LAWSUIT? QUESTION: A former co-worker is suing my employer for employment discrimination. Her lawyer asked the company to turn over personnel files for several employees, including me, and she’s listed several of us as witnesses. A friend told me that anyone can look at information […]

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

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

| May 1, 2017

SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT OF WORK RULES COULD LEAD TO A LAWSUIT QUESTION: We recently hired a new employee, and she’s not working out – she rubs people the wrong way. I’m ready to let her go. Her manager noticed she’s on-line a lot at lunch, sending e-mails and shopping. Use of the internet for personal business […]

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

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

| April 24, 2017

LAID OFF FROM PART-TIME WORK? YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS FROM THE MICHIGAN UNEMPLOYMENT AGENCY QUESTION:  Do you have to work full-time to get unemployment? I worked part-time, 25 hours per week, and was laid off after working for almost three years. Can I get unemployment? ANSWER:     Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) isn’t as […]

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

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

| April 17, 2017

TURNING DOWN THAT JOB OFFER COULD COST YOU YOUR UNEMPLOYMENT QUESTION: I’m on unemployment and looking for work. Last week I received a job offer – it’s in my field, but the pay and benefits are lower than my last job. If I turn it down, can I continue to receive unemployment benefits? ANSWER: Under […]

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

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

| March 10, 2017

CAN A JOB APPLICANT SUE FOR AGE DISCRIMINATION? QUESTION: My company is looking to fill a few entry-level positions. Our Human Resources department prepared a job announcement which stated we are looking for “recent college graduates.” After a several weeks, we filled the positions. Last week we received a letter from an unsuccessful applicant, age […]

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

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

| March 6, 2017

LOOKING FOR ANOTHER WAY TO GET IN HOT WATER DUE TO FACEBOOK? WE FOUND IT. QUESTION: I’m involved in a law suit, and I’m worried that some stuff I posted on Facebook could make me look bad. Is it OK to close my FB account and get rid of the posts? ANSWER: Once you are […]

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

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

| February 27, 2017

DO TITLE VII’S “BECAUSE OF SEX” PROTECTIONS FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN EMPLOYMENT EXTEND TO SEXUAL ORIENTATION? QUESTION: I’m a gay man who, until last week, worked for a defense contractor. Because this is a very macho environment, I did not volunteer my sexual orientation, even after my partner and I got married a couple of […]

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