Ask The Lawyer, DOGGING IT?

DOGGING IT? WORKER CLAIMS PET RETRIEVER IS NEEDED AT WORK FOR ‘EMOTIONAL SUPPORT.’ QUESTION: I’m a manager at an engineering firm. Recently, one of our employees showed up at work with his dog, Samson, a large golden retriever, claiming the dog is his “emotional support” animal, and he is allowed by law to have him in the workplace. He produced…

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Dear Christine, Tears to Anger, in Ann Arbor

Dear Christine, I’ve been in a 22+ relationship with my partner and mostly it was a wonderful relationship. The last few years have been tougher for us because of health issues, hysterectomies and deaths in the family. The passion had dissipated quite a bit, but we still always said “I Love You” & “kissed” upon coming or going somewhere, among…

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

JOINTLY LIABLE? DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PROPOSES NEW ‘JOINT EMPLOYER’ TEST QUESTION: I am a manager at a business that regularly hires workers through a staffing agency to work on projects, alongside our direct employees. One of the staffing agency workers recently sued the staffing agency – and our company – for violating overtime laws. While we supervise the staffing agency…

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Olson Cement Work and Construction,Time to Spruce up Your Home

Olson Cement Work and Construction provides concrete services in Taylor, Allen Park, Lincoln Park, Wyandotte, Southgate, Trenton, Livonia, Dearborn, Canton, and Westland. Our concrete masons transform your property with innovative designs for concrete sidewalks, patios, and driveways. Our custom concrete work is designed to enhance the exterior of your property.  We offer a broad range of professional concrete masonry services,…

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

LOW-LEVEL MANAGERS MAY GET SALARY BUMP UNDER DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PROPOSAL QUESTION: Back in 2016, before the presidential election, I read a lot about a higher minimum salary for managers. Then nothing happened. Last year I increased the salary I pay the manager of a boutique I own to $34,000 a year. Am I paying her enough? ANSWER: Under current…

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