Ask Th Lawyer, PAYING EMPLOYEES DURING CORONA VIRUS EMERGENCY
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Ask Th Lawyer, PAYING EMPLOYEES DURING CORONA VIRUS EMERGENCY

BOSS WANTS TO KNOW, DO WORKERS GET PAID LEAVE WHEN SENT HOME DUE TO VIRUS FEARS? QUESTION:  I run a...
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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq. – Words Matter
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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq. – Words Matter

WORDS THAT MATTER: USE OF EMPLOYEE’S PREFERRED PRONOUN MAY JUST BE GOOD BUSINESS…AND MAYBE EVEN MORE QUESTION:  A newer employee...
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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.
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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

QUESTION: We recently discovered that one of our employees has been complaining about the Company online. Specifically, he’s posted what...
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Ask The Lawyer, “Fired For Excess Bathroom Breaks?”
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Ask The Lawyer, “Fired For Excess Bathroom Breaks?”

EMPLOYER CANS WORKER WITH HEART CONDITION FOR ‘EXCESS BATHROOM VISITS’ QUESTION:  I noticed several weeks ago that one of our employees...
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Ask The Lawyer, RIGHT TO WED, NO RIGHT TO WORK
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Ask The Lawyer, RIGHT TO WED, NO RIGHT TO WORK

RIGHT TO WED, NO RIGHT TO WORK Man who helped win marriage rights for same-sex couples agues for full equity...
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Ask The Lawyer, Is that legal?
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Ask The Lawyer, Is that legal?

BUS DRIVER OUT OF JOB, CLAIMS DISCRIMINATION BASED ON ‘FORMER ALCOHOLISM’ QUESTION: Four years ago, I lost my job as...
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Ask The Lawyer, Weed to Go?
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Ask The Lawyer, Weed to Go?

  WEED TO GO? MARIJUANA USERS SHOULD THINK TWICE BEFORE BRINGING POT ALONG ON OUT- OF-STATE TRIP QUESTION:  I grow a...
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ASK THE LAWYER BY: DANIEL A. GWINN, ESQ. – IS THERE ANY WAY OUT OF THIS?
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ASK THE LAWYER BY: DANIEL A. GWINN, ESQ. – IS THERE ANY WAY OUT OF THIS?

IS EMPLOYEE BOUND BY ARBITRATION AGREEMENT? QUESTION: When I was hired in at my present job, I was asked to sign...
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ASK THE LAWYER BY: DANIEL A. GWINN, ESQ
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ASK THE LAWYER BY: DANIEL A. GWINN, ESQ

ASKING ABOUT PRIOR WORKER’S COMP FILINGS A NO-NO IN HIRING PROCESS QUESTION:  A few months ago, during a job interview, I...
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Ask The Lawyer,  Is it legal to cut off my maternity leave?
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Ask The Lawyer, Is it legal to cut off my maternity leave?

PROBLEMATIC PREGNANCY LEAVES WORKER WITH NO TIME OFF QUESTION:  I had some complications with my pregnancy, and had to go on...
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Ask The Lawyer, Fired for Taking sick Time?
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Ask The Lawyer, Fired for Taking sick Time?

WORKER FIRED AFTER BEING OFF WITH THE FLU. WHAT HAPPENED TO PAID LEAVE? QUESTION:  Until two weeks ago, I was...
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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.
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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

TALK ABOUT STRIP-CLUB VISITS DISTRESSES FEMALE WORKER QUESTION: I’m one of only a few female workers in an office of...
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Ask The Lawyer, Inappropriate Work Place Language
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Ask The Lawyer, Inappropriate Work Place Language

TALK ABOUT STRIP-CLUB VISITS DISTRESSES FEMALE WORKER QUESTION: I’m one of only a few female workers in an office of...
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Ask The Lawyer, Work Late For Free?
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Ask The Lawyer, Work Late For Free?

WORK LATE FOR FREE? MANAGER’S REQUEST MAY BE ILLEGAL QUESTION: I manage a small restaurant. A guy who works in...
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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.
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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BLOW THE WHISTLE TO BE A WHISTLEBLOWER QUESTION: I work for a business that is closely...
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Ask The Lawyer, By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.
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Ask The Lawyer, By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

NO PALATIAL ESTATE? YOU STILL NEED AN ESTATE PLAN QUESTION: My wife and I have about $200,00 in savings and...
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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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