ETHNIC NAMES CAN COST APPLICANTS A JOB, By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

WHAT’S IN A NAME? ETHNIC NAMES CAN COST APPLICANTS A JOB QUESTION: I am a highly qualified, intelligent woman with a degree from a first-class public university. My friends, with similar backgrounds and resumes, have all found jobs. I can’t even get an interview. I think the reason could be my name – my family is of Chinese descent, and

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TRUMP NOMINEES TO THE SUPREME COURT SIGNIFY BIG CHANGES TO EXISTING AND DEVELOPING LAW, By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

SPECIAL EDITION OF: ASK THE LAWYER By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq. Attorney and Counselor at Law GWINN LEGAL PLLC 901 Wilshire Drive, Suite 550 Troy, MI 48084 (248) 247-3300 (248) 247-3310 facsimile daniel@gwinnlegal.com www.gwinnlegal.com WHAT HAPPENS TO SUPREME COURT DECISIONS ON ABORTION, LGBT RIGHTS AND OTHER CIVIL RIGHTS AND CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES AS THE SUPREME COURT MAJORITY SHIFTS TO THE RIGHT?

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Ask The Lawyer, MAY I SMOKE POT AT WORK IF MARIHUANA IS LEGALIZED?

MAY I SMOKE POT AT WORK IF MARIHUANA IS LEGALIZED? QUESTION: If the ballot proposal to legalize marihuana passes in November, will I be able to smoke pot on my break at work? ANSWER: No – unless your employer is OK with pot use at work, which is highly unlikely. The ballot initiative, which would permit adults age 21 and

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Ask The Lawyer, STAFFING AGENCY MISCOUNTS ITS WORKERS, VIOLATES FMLA

STAFFING AGENCY MISCOUNTS ITS WORKERS, VIOLATES FMLA QUESTION: I’ve been working as an analyst at a tech company for just over a year, but I was hired by a staffing agency, which also issues my paychecks. My wife has cancer and is going to start chemotherapy soon; so, I asked for six weeks off so I could help take care

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Ask The Lawyer, Honeymoon in Jeopardy?

HONEYMOON IN JEOPARDY WHEN BOSS TAKES ‘SAVED’ VACATION TIME QUESTION: My fiancée and I got engaged last year. We planned to go on a three-week honeymoon to Greece and Italy. I asked our HR person last year if I could save vacation time this year. She said there was no policy that said I couldn’t. So, I only took one

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