This week’s question: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

This week’s question: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. Can an employer refuse to hire me because of my criminal conviction? QUESTION:  I have been looking for work for months now and can’t find a job. Seven years ago, when I was a college sophomore, I was convicted of disorderly conduct. I honestly answer questions about my past on job applications, but I’m

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SHOULD I HAVE A LIVING TRUST? By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq

This week’s question: SHOULD I HAVE A LIVING TRUST?   QUESTION:  I attended a free seminar in a hotel ballroom last weekend about estate planning where I was informed I needed a living trust to complete my estate plan. The cost was more than I can afford to pay right now. Is it necessary that I have a living trust

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

QUESTION:  Can you briefly and simply explain how one federal judge overturned the will of millions of Michigan voters like Judge Friedman did in the same-sex marriage case decided on March 21, 2014, where he held that the Michigan Marriage Amendment (the “MMA”), was unconstitutional?   ANSWER: It’s complicated but we will try. Courts protect individual rights. The Fourteenth Amendment

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This week’s question: The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act

QUESTION: I was offered a new job but have to pass a drug screen before I can begin working. I have a Patient Identification card from the State of Michigan allowing me to legally possess and use medical marihuana to alleviate my chronic back pain. I am fairly certain I will test positive for marihuana on my drug screen test.

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ASK THE LAWYER By Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

QUESTION: What is a Power of Attorney and do I need one as part of my estate plan?   ANSWER:     Everyone needs a Power of Attorney. The Power of Attorney is a legal document giving permission to someone you pick to handle your business and legal affairs if you can’t do them yourself. For example, your Power of Attorney could

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ASK THE LAWYER By Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq. Attorney and Counselor at Law

ASK THE LAWYER By Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq. Attorney and Counselor at Law QUESTION:  I am meeting with my attorney for estate planning.  What do I need to bring with me? Should I have an estate plan?   ANSWER:    Congratulations, you are taking the first steps to putting your house in order.  Everyone should have an estate plan. An estate plan

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GWINN TAURIAINEN PLLC – Lawyers for when you want it done right

GWINN TAURIAINEN PLLC Lawyers for when you want it done right About you and us: You:                                        You:                                        You:                                  You: Have a legal issue                 Need a good lawyer             Want it done right             Value your time and money   We:                                         We:                                         We:                                     We: Understand your issue        Are good lawyers                 Want it done right              Value your time and money   Us:          your legal issue

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Better than nothing: employment rights for LGBTQ employees expand under sex gender stereotyping but fall short of equality

Presentation to GBN in Ferndale by Daniel Gwinn 11-19-2014 Stereotyping people because of their sexual orientation is wrong. It’s particularly egregious in the workplace, where LGBTQ people are typically discriminated against and where their rights to equal employment are not honored. LGBTQ activists and their supporters have fought to discredit disparaging stereotypes. But the gains that have been made in securing

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