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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 of them is owned and operated by two doctors, who also own the company that manages both medical clinics – does payroll, sets hours, and pays benefits – although the doctors don’t actually own the second clinic. Between the two

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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 slight disability – I am hard of hearing. Most of the time, as I interact with people one-on-one, it is not an issue, but I have a lot of trouble with anything recorded – audio or video. My employer recently

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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. Recently, I received a subpoena to testify in the mail. I have to go to a lawyer’s office in three weeks. I have no idea what this means, or what I’m supposed to do. Are there any guidelines to help

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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 me because of my sex – he treated me and other women differently than men – and I filed a lawsuit against him. It’s been going on for almost a year. Last week, my former employer argued that my case

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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 a couple of years ago that there would be new requirements on what employers have to report to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission about the race, sex and ethnicity of workers, but I haven’t heard anything recently. Is my company

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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 we had to do his work on top of our own. When the manager was finally fired, my co-worker and I suggested that instead of hiring a new manager, we could split the managerial duties (for a bump in pay)

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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, which I could use for vacation time, sick time, or personal time, under my employer’s policy. In March, we were told that our PTO was being converted into Paid Medical Time to meet the requirements of a new law. Before

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