Ask The Lawyer by Daniel Gwinn, Esq.

This week’s question:  I AM BEING SEXUALLY HARASSED AT WORK, WHAT SHOULD I DO?   QUESTION: My boss constantly makes sexual comments and jokes to me and it makes me really uncomfortable.  She can be pretty vindictive, so I am afraid to do anything because I need my job.  What should I do?   ANSWER:  Michigan’s Elliott Larsen Civil Rights

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This week’s question: WHAT IS PROBATE?

This week’s question:  WHAT IS PROBATE?   QUESTION: My father, who was a widower, died recently and I was told I have to open a probate estate?  I have no idea what to do.  What is probate and where do I start?   ANSWER:  Probate is the process of administering a decedent’s estate. It refers to the procedure by which

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This week’s question: AM I ENTITLED TO OVERTIME PAY?

QUESTION: I am salaried employee. Lately, I have been required to work an extraordinary amount of additional hours. When I asked for overtime pay, my boss turned me down. Am I entitled to overtime pay?   ANSWER: It depends. Some salaried employees are not entitled to overtime pay, but others are. “Exempt employees” are not entitled to overtime pay, while

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Ask the Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

This week’s question: MAY I BREASTFEED MY CHILD IN A RESTAURANT? QUESTION:  I was asked to leave the dining room of restaurant in Oakland County after I began breastfeeding my six-month old baby boy. I was embarrassed at being singled out and directed to the womens’ restroom, which I felt was an inappropriate place to attend to my child. Am

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This week’s question: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS.

This week’s question: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS. QUESTION:  My disabled niece is receiving government benefits.  I want to give her some money, but I have been told that if she has too much money in her accounts she will lose her benefits.  I don’t want to jeopardize my niece’s benefits.  What should I do? ANSWER: 

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ASK THE LAWYER By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

This week’s question: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU SIGN A SEPARATION AGREEMENT FROM YOUR EMPLOYER.   QUESTION:  I am being laid off from my job. My employer presented me with a separation agreement. I’m worried about signing it because it appears very one-sided. The separation agreement says I may consult an attorney. What kind of help can I

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ASK THE LAWYER By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

This week’s question: CHOOSING A PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR YOUR WILL: Should I appoint all of my children as Co-Personal Representatives of my Will? QUESTION: I am getting my paperwork together to have my estate plan drawn up. I am thinking of appointing all three of my kids as Co-Personal Representatives of my Will. I don’t want one of my kids

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ASK THE LAWYER By Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq. Identity Theft

This week’s question: IDENTITY THEFT. Can an employer require me to disclose my social security number on a job application?   QUESTION:  I’m concerned about giving out my social security number on job applications, both over the internet and in person. Can an employer require me to give out my social security number on a job application? ANSWER: Michigan’s Social

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