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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Ask The Lawyer, CAN EMPLOYER ASK ABOUT CRIMINAL CONVICTION?
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Ask The Lawyer, CAN EMPLOYER ASK ABOUT CRIMINAL CONVICTION?

CAN EMPLOYER ASK ABOUT CRIMINAL CONVICTION? QUESTION: I heard that Gov. Snyder signed a “ban the box” law last year,...
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Ask The Lawyer, “Love Contracts?”
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Ask The Lawyer, “Love Contracts?”

“LOVE CONTRACTS” PUBLICIZE YOUR PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AT WORK – AND RAISE MANY QUESTIONS By Daniel A. Gwinn, GWINN LEGAL PLLC...
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Ask The Lawyer, ‘MASSAGING’ RESUME COSTS WORKER HIS JOB
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Ask The Lawyer, ‘MASSAGING’ RESUME COSTS WORKER HIS JOB

‘MASSAGING’ RESUME COSTS WORKER HIS JOB – AND MAYBE $100K TOO! QUESTION: Over a decade ago, when I applied at...
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Ask The Lawyer, Are we on the hook for his benefits?
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Ask The Lawyer, Are we on the hook for his benefits?

ARE YOU RESPONSIBLE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT FOR WORKER WHO LEFT FOR MEDICAL REASONS? QUESTION: One of my employees was diagnosed with...
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Ask The Lawyer,I believe my privacy has been violated.
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Ask The Lawyer,I believe my privacy has been violated.

VIOLATION OF PRIVACY? EMPLOYEE’S GMAIL ACCOUNT ACCESSED BY FORMER BOSS QUESTION: Until recently, I worked at a title company. I...
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Ask The Lawyer, PAID SICK TIME?
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Ask The Lawyer, PAID SICK TIME?

PAID SICK TIME? AVAILABLE, BUT WITH RESTRICTIONS, UNDER NEW LAW QUESTION: I heard that the Michigan legislature passed a law...
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Ask The Lawyer,  Can I sue the company if it doesn’t ensure my safety?
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Ask The Lawyer, Can I sue the company if it doesn’t ensure my safety?

QUESTION: I work at a shop where we routinely work with heavy metal assemblies, cutting and welding tools, drive forklifts...
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Ask The Lawyer, Minimum Wage Increase?
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Ask The Lawyer, Minimum Wage Increase?

QUESTION: I heard some talk that the minimum wage was going to be increased to $10, but I haven’t heard...
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