Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq, Payroll Taxes?

TRUMP PAYROLL TAX DEFERMENT – EXTRA MONEY NOW, DOUBLE TAXES LATER QUESTION:  I read that President Trump issued an Executive Order getting rid of Social Security taxes until December. So far, I haven’t seen anything more in my paycheck. When does it start? ANSWER: First, a point of clarification: The president’s August 8, 2020, Memorandum (not quite the same as an Executive Order)…

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq

GET NEW MASK OR GET NEW JOB: WORKER’S ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’ MASK CAUSES TROUBLE QUESTION:  Wearing a mask is mandatory where I work, in a large retail establishment. While most people just wear plain medical-looking masks, others personalize their masks, with patterns or colors etc. I decided to wear a black mask with the letters BLM (for Black Lives Matter)…

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Dear Christine, Confused in Clawson

Dear Christine, I’m a single gay man living in Ferndale with 2 gay roommates. During this pandemic, we’ve all been on unemployment income and have been riding it out safely at home. Lots of games, drinking, experimenting with new recipes and zooming with friends. It was fun, for a while. Last weekend, my roommates decided the quarantine was over and…

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Fun Facts About Dogs, by Premier Pet Supply

Just for fun, we have compiled a list of fun facts about dogs that you probably don’t know! 1. Dogs have 18 muscles in each ear. 2. Dogs have a sense of time and can predict future events, such as regular walk times 3. The average dog is about as smart as a human two-year-old; knowing roughly 250 words and…

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Dear Christine, Mad in Madison Heights

Dear Christine I’ve heard stories of other people being at their wits end with husbands, wives, partners and kids driving them nuts during the shelter in place order My living situation is I like with my husband and his younger brother rents a room in our basement.  Until the virus we all worked different hours so we didn’t see each…

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

BOSS WORRIED ABOUT VIRUS TELLS WORKER, ‘GET ON A PLANE, AND YOU’RE OUT OF A JOB’ QUESTION:  I have been planning a trip to Texas in August to attend a family gathering. I booked the flight before the coronavirus shutdown. While I’m still a little worried about a cancellation, so far it looks like the reunion is on. Trouble is,…

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