Ask The Lawyer, “Love Contracts?

“LOVE CONTRACTS” PUBLICIZE YOUR PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AT WORK – AND RAISE MANY QUESTIONS By Daniel A. Gwinn, GWINN LEGAL PLLC QUESTION: I manage a small bistro. I recently started dating one of our servers. It’s going really well, but the owner told me I need to sign a love contract, stating I am in an “intimate personal relationship” if we…

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Is Your Home a Fire Hazzard? By A J Leo

February 16, 2019Amyajleo, electrical, Is Your Home a Fire Hazzard? The Electrical Safety Foundation International reports that electrical fires accounted for over 56,000 fires in the US between 2009 and 2013 as well as 470 deaths and 1,400 injuries, and over a billion dollars in property damage. Good quality electrical wiring, that is up to code, is vital for the…

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Time to Get Off Your Butt and Go Solar

The fact of the matter is: millions of Americans are throwing away money. Actually, not just throwing it away, but giving it to semi-monopolistic utility companies for electricity produced from the burning of dirty energy sources such as coal and natural gas. In other words, millions of Americans are giving money to companies that, in return, pollute our air and…

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

SEVENTH CIRCUIT DECISION BAD NEWS FOR OLDER JOB APPLICANTS QUESTION: I read last fall that there was a conflict in the Courts of Appeals over whether older workers who applied for jobs could sue if there was evidence that an employer’s job posting, while neutral on the face, tended to disqualify older people. What’s the latest on the law?  ANSWER:…

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Dear Christine, Befuddled in Berkley

Dear Christine, I am a 46 year old man who has been dating a guy for about a year.We have been pretty serious, and I thought exclusive, and now he tells me he just tested HIV Positive!We have always used a condom and practiced safe sex and I am testing negative.I’ve been trying to convince him and myself that it’s…

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Dear Christine, Not Heard in New Haven

Dear Christine, It seems like every time I ask my wife to do something, like go out for dinner, see a movie, whatever, she says, oh, let’s just stay in.  But when her best friend from high school calls, (a straight friend) she’s like, oh, let’s go out! I’m always invited to go along but I just don’t understand why…

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“An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure”

When Benjamin Franklin uttered the words “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” some 250 years ago, he was actually referring to fire safely. Those famous words that live on today have more commonly been associated with preventative health care. Dr. Ryan Christensen and the Doctors at Osteopathic Healthcare Associates couldn’t agree more and incorporate preventative health…

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

‘MASSAGING’ RESUME COSTS WORKER HIS JOB – AND MAYBE $100K TOO! QUESTION: Over a decade ago, when I applied at the company I now work for, I exaggerated my educational background a little bit. I have an associate degree in business; I said I had a bachelor’s degree. I didn’t think a little massaging would be a problem; I had…

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

ARE YOU RESPONSIBLE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT FOR WORKER WHO LEFT FOR MEDICAL REASONS? QUESTION: One of my employees was diagnosed with a cancer, and told everyone he would be leaving the company to undergo treatment. Before he left, he asked for three months’ leave – but I told him that we don’t have a leave policy (and we’re not covered by…

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Simple Home Safety Measures That Can Save Your Life

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there are more than 360,000 fires in homes each year, resulting in approximately 2,200 deaths and 11,000 emergency room-related injuries. Proper installation, operation, and maintenance of smoke alarms plays a significant role in reducing the risk of property damage, injuries, and death. In addition to smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms are also…

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Simple Memory Loss or Something More?

Everyone forgets things from time to time and wonder if we’re losing our memory. In most cases, it’s completely normal to have memory lapses. However, senility, age related dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are serious issues for the elderly and the people who care for them.  Below are some of the signs and symptoms that can be cause for concern according…

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