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

TIT FOR TAT? WORKER’S REFUSAL TO COVER TATTOO COSTS HIM HIS JOB QUESTION: I work at a large retailer. Several weeks...
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Ask The Lawyer, TAKE THIS JOB AND SHOVE IT?
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Ask The Lawyer, TAKE THIS JOB AND SHOVE IT?

OK, BUT EXPECT A CHALLENGE TO UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIM. QUESTION: Until last January, a co-worker and I were responsible for writing, editing...
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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.
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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

ONE EMPLOYER, TWO LOCATIONS – DOES OVERTIME APPLY? QUESTION: I work part-time at two different medical clinics, in different towns. One...
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Ask The Lawyer, I’m not sure, do I have to fire him or report him to Immigration?
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Ask The Lawyer, I’m not sure, do I have to fire him or report him to Immigration?

EMPLOYERS MUST VERIFY AN EMPLOYEE’S LEGAL RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES QUESTION: I think one of my employees might...
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Ask The Lawyer,  Is there any law that protects people from discrimination based on hair styles?
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Ask The Lawyer, Is there any law that protects people from discrimination based on hair styles?

EMPLOYER’S DISCRIMINATORY APPEARANCE CODE MAKES WORKER’S HAIR STAND ON END QUESTION:  Our company recently announced a new “Appearance Code,” which...
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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.
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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

WORKER WANTS CLOSED CAPTIONING ON TRAINING VIDEOS, DOES EMPLOYER HAVE TO PROVIDE IT? QUESTION:    I’m a professional worker with a...
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Ask The Lawyer, CALLED TO TESTIFY AT A DEPOSITION?
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Ask The Lawyer, CALLED TO TESTIFY AT A DEPOSITION?

CALLED TO TESTIFY AT A DEPOSITION? HERE ARE SOME SIMPLE RULES QUESTION:  A former co-worker sued our company for discrimination....
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Ask The Lawyer, SPEAK UP, BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!
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Ask The Lawyer, SPEAK UP, BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

WORKER FAILED TO FILE CHARGE WITH EEOC? EMPLOYER BETTER SPEAK UP, BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE! QUESTION:  My employer discriminated against...
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Ask The Lawyer, WORKER’S DISCHARGE COULD BE A CASE OF RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION
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Ask The Lawyer, WORKER’S DISCHARGE COULD BE A CASE OF RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION

WEEKDAYS ONLY? WORKER’S DISCHARGE COULD BE A CASE OF RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION QUESTION:  For the last three years I worked at...
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Ask The Lawyer, IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS
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Ask The Lawyer, IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS – AND EEOC WANTS MORE DETAILS ABOUT WORKERS’ PAY BY SEPTEMBER 30 QUESTION:  I heard...
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ASK THE LAWYER, SAME JOB, DIFFERENT WAGES BY: DANIEL A. GWINN, ESQ.
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ASK THE LAWYER, SAME JOB, DIFFERENT WAGES BY: DANIEL A. GWINN, ESQ.

QUESTION:  A co-worker and I both worked as Assistant Managers for a business. The Manager had a drinking problem, so...
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Ask The Lawyer, Paid Time Off? By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.
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Ask The Lawyer, Paid Time Off? By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

DOES NEW PAID TIME OFF LAW INCREASE WORKER’S PTO HOURS? QUESTION: I had earned 40 hours of Paid Time Off,...
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Ask The Lawyer, He’s suing us, claiming we violated his rights.
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Ask The Lawyer, He’s suing us, claiming we violated his rights.

LIFTING REQUIREMENT IN JOB DESCRIPTION MAY NEED TO BE MODIFIED QUESTION: The job description for a worker in the warehouse...
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Ask The Lawyer, “No Toke?” By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.
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Ask The Lawyer, “No Toke?” By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

BLUNT ADVICE TO WORKER: DITCH THE WEED; EMPLOYER’S POLICY IS ‘NO TOKE’.’ QUESTION: After a minor accident at work, one...
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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.
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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

DOGGING IT? WORKER CLAIMS PET RETRIEVER IS NEEDED AT WORK FOR ‘EMOTIONAL SUPPORT.’ QUESTION: I’m a manager at an engineering...
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Ask the Lawyer, JOINTLY LIABLE?
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Ask the Lawyer, JOINTLY LIABLE?

JOINTLY LIABLE? DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PROPOSES NEW ‘JOINT EMPLOYER’ TEST QUESTION: I am a manager at a business that regularly...
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Ask The Lawyer, WAS BOSS RIGHT TO FIRE HER?
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Ask The Lawyer, WAS BOSS RIGHT TO FIRE HER?

SEPARATION ANXIETY KEEPS NEW MOM AT HOME – WAS BOSS RIGHT TO FIRE HER? QUESTION:  When my baby was born...
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Ask The Lawyer, Am I paying her enough?
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Ask The Lawyer, Am I paying her enough?

LOW-LEVEL MANAGERS MAY GET SALARY BUMP UNDER DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PROPOSAL QUESTION: Back in 2016, before the presidential election, I...
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Ask The Lawyer, 10-HOUR DAY? TOO BAD! NO OVERTIME PAY REQUIRED
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Ask The Lawyer, 10-HOUR DAY? TOO BAD! NO OVERTIME PAY REQUIRED

10-HOUR DAY? TOO BAD! NO OVERTIME PAY REQUIRED QUESTION: A few weeks ago I took a Monday off as a...
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Ask The Lawyer,CAN I COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT WHEN I HAVE RETIREMENT AND PENSION INCOME?
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Ask The Lawyer,CAN I COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT WHEN I HAVE RETIREMENT AND PENSION INCOME?

CAN I COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT WHEN I HAVE RETIREMENT AND PENSION INCOME? QUESTION: I retired from teaching three years ago, and...
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