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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WORKING ON CHRISTMAS DAY? EXTRA PAY IS OPTIONAL By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.
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WORKING ON CHRISTMAS DAY? EXTRA PAY IS OPTIONAL By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

WORKING ON CHRISTMAS DAY? EXTRA PAY IS OPTIONAL QUESTION: I work at a small, independent drug store. My boss has...
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HOW DOES THE GRINCH WRECK YOUR OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY? WITH LITIGATION, OF COURSE!
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HOW DOES THE GRINCH WRECK YOUR OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY? WITH LITIGATION, OF COURSE!

HOW DOES THE GRINCH WRECK YOUR OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY? WITH LITIGATION, OF COURSE! By: Daniel A. Gwinn Holiday parties! Great...
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Internet for Personal Use at Work? By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.
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Internet for Personal Use at Work? By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

AN UNENFORCED POLICY MAY BE … UNENFORCEABLE QUESTION:  I’m a supervisor at a large company. The company has an Internet...
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Ask The Lawyer, WE CAN BE THANKFUL THAT THE LAWS THE PILGRIMS ENACTED ARE NOT AROUND TODAY!
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Ask The Lawyer, WE CAN BE THANKFUL THAT THE LAWS THE PILGRIMS ENACTED ARE NOT AROUND TODAY!

WE CAN BE THANKFUL THAT THE LAWS THE PILGRIMS ENACTED ARE NOT AROUND TODAY! QUESTION: I was watching the old...
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Ask The Lawyer: “TOO FAT” TO PERFORM JOB?
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Ask The Lawyer: “TOO FAT” TO PERFORM JOB?

WEIGHTY QUESTION: WHAT TO DO WHEN WORKER BECOMES “TOO FAT” TO PERFORM JOB? QUESTION: I run a cleaning service in...
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Ask The Lawyer, Manager in Name Only?
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Ask The Lawyer, Manager in Name Only?

A MANAGER ‘IN NAME ONLY’ CAN COST EMPLOYER A BUNDLE QUESTION: I own several small restaurants in the metro area....
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Ask The Lawyer, MANAGER ‘IN NAME ONLY’?
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Ask The Lawyer, MANAGER ‘IN NAME ONLY’?

A MANAGER ‘IN NAME ONLY’ CAN COST EMPLOYER A BUNDLE QUESTION: I own several small restaurants in the metro area....
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