Ask The Lawyer, Mandatory Sick Pay in Michigan?
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Ask The Lawyer, Mandatory Sick Pay in Michigan?

MANDATORY SICK PAY? NOT IN MICHIGAN! QUESTION: An employee who was out with the flu for three days says I...
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Ask the Lawyer-New Rules For Unpaid Interns

ASK THE LAWYER By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq. Attorney and Counselor at Law GWINN LEGAL PLLC 901 Wilshire Drive, Suite...
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Ask The Lawyer, Have Unemplyment Fraud Penalties Been Reduced?
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Ask The Lawyer, Have Unemplyment Fraud Penalties Been Reduced?

PENALTY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT FRAUD REDUCED — BUT NOT UNTIL JULY QUESTION: Two years ago, I received unemployment benefits when I...
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Ask The Lawyer SALARY HISTORY A NO-NO IN JOB INTERVIEW?
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Ask The Lawyer SALARY HISTORY A NO-NO IN JOB INTERVIEW?

SALARY HISTORY A NO-NO IN JOB INTERVIEW? QUESTION: One of my co-workers says it’s illegal to ask about a job...
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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.
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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

CONTRACT EMPLOYEE WANTS LEAVE; DOES WORKPLACE EMPLOYER HAVE TO REHIRE? QUESTION: I work in Human Resources at a large company....
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Ask The Lawyer, Is Cancer a Disability?
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Ask The Lawyer, Is Cancer a Disability?

IS CANCER A DISABILITY? QUESTION: I was diagnosed with breast cancer last month. My employer seemed sympathetic and told me...
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Ask The Lawyer, What are employees’ rights to share employment-related information?
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Ask The Lawyer, What are employees’ rights to share employment-related information?

QUESTION: An employee filed a complaint with our Payroll Department, stating his hours had been incorrectly calculated. We decided to...
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Ask The Lawyer: Can my company tell me to remove a “message” pin?
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Ask The Lawyer: Can my company tell me to remove a “message” pin?

CANCER AWARENESS PIN VICTIM OF OVERLY BROAD DRESS CODE QUESTION: The company I work has a dress code that prohibits...
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Ask The Lawyer: SPECIAL EDITION FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS: WHAT’S YOUR OPINION?
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Ask The Lawyer: SPECIAL EDITION FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS: WHAT’S YOUR OPINION?

SPECIAL EDITION FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS: WHAT’S YOUR OPINION? STUDENT RIGHTS AND THE LAW We have received several questions from...
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Ask The Lawyer: What exactly are the rights under the Second Amendment?
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Ask The Lawyer: What exactly are the rights under the Second Amendment?

OUR READERS HAVE ASKED: WHAT RIGHTS DOES THE SECOND AMENDMENT PROTECT? QUESTION: With the recent shooting in Parkland, Florida there...
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Ask The Lawyer: What’s wrong with asking workers to be polite to their supervisors?
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Ask The Lawyer: What’s wrong with asking workers to be polite to their supervisors?

HANDBOOK PROHIBITS ‘DISRESPECTFUL CONDUCT’ – WHAT’S WRONG WITH THAT? QUESTION: My company recently revised its Employee Handbook. In addition to...
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Ask The Lawyer, Can Boss Layoff Worker Who is Out on FMLA?
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Ask The Lawyer, Can Boss Layoff Worker Who is Out on FMLA?

CAN BOSS LAYOFF WORKER WHO IS OUT ON FMLA LEAVE? QUESTION: I own a business which is cyclical. My employees...
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Ask The Lawyer: How much work is a trustee supposed to do?
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Ask The Lawyer: How much work is a trustee supposed to do?

TO BE A TRUSTEE OR NOT TO BE? ANSWER DEPENDS ON TRUST – AND YOU QUESTION: My father, a retired...
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Ask The Lawyer, Can Racist Resident Insist on a White Caregiver?
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Ask The Lawyer, Can Racist Resident Insist on a White Caregiver?

MAY RACIST RESIDENT INSIST ON HAVING WHITE CAREGIVER? QUESTION: I own a residential facility for severely handicapped adults. One of...
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Ask The Lawyer, Confused about Sexual Harassmant Laws?

CONFUSED ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWS, FMLA REQUIREMENTS, OR WHAT ACTS CONSTITUTE DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORK PLACE? INVITE DANIEL GWINN TO...
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Ask the Lawyer, Our New Hire Isn’t Working Out.
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Ask the Lawyer, Our New Hire Isn’t Working Out.

AFTER QUITTING OLD JOB AND MOVING TO NEW TOWN, NEW HIRE ISN’T WORKING OUT QUESTION: We recently hired a woman...
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Ask The Lawyer HUSH-HUSH FIRM’S SECURITY NEEDS MAY CONFLICT WITH EMPLOYEES’ RIGHTS UNDER NLRA
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Ask The Lawyer HUSH-HUSH FIRM’S SECURITY NEEDS MAY CONFLICT WITH EMPLOYEES’ RIGHTS UNDER NLRA

HUSH-HUSH FIRM’S SECURITY NEEDS MAY CONFLICT WITH EMPLOYEES’ RIGHTS UNDER NLRA QUESTION: I am vice president of a small company...
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Ask The Lawyer, I believe her claim for FMLA was fraudulent and am ready to fire her. Are there any legal hoops I should know about?
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Ask The Lawyer, I believe her claim for FMLA was fraudulent and am ready to fire her. Are there any legal hoops I should know about?

WHAT SERIOUS HEALTH CONDITION? WORKER ON LEAVE LOOKS VERY HEALTHY IN FB POSTQUESTION: One of my employees has been out...
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Ask the Lawyer, CAUTION: WAGE HIKE AHEAD!

CAUTION: WAGE HIKE AHEAD! QUESTION: I run a company, with a pretty small profit margin. I pay my worker’s minimum...
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Ask The Lawyer, How does the Grinch wreck your office holiday party?

HOW DOES THE GRINCH WRECK YOUR OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY? WITH LITIGATION, OF COURSE! Best holiday wishes to all our friends...
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