Ask The Lawyer: “TOO FAT” TO PERFORM JOB?

WEIGHTY QUESTION: WHAT TO DO WHEN WORKER BECOMES “TOO FAT” TO PERFORM JOB? QUESTION: I run a cleaning service in the Detroit metro area. One of my workers, “Mary”, began to put on weight a couple of years ago; my guess is she has gained at least 100 lbs. She is now morbidly obese. I’m concerned that her weight is

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Ask the Lawyer, Prayer at Work?

PRAYER MEETINGS AT WORK? NOT A GOOD IDEA QUESTION: I work at a small design firm. About six months ago, the project manager began ending our meetings with a short prayer, which has expanded into a fairly lengthy prayer, asking for God’s blessing on our work, and ending with an invocation to Jesus Christ. I do not believe in this

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General Civil & Business Litigation

Litigation law refers to the rules and practices involved in resolving disputes in the court system. The term is often associated with tort cases, but litigation can come about in all kinds of cases, from contested divorces, to eviction proceedings. GWINN TAURIAINEN PLLC, is a Troy based law firm representing clients from Warren, Sterling Heights, Ferndale, Royal Oak, Oak Park,

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Employment & Labor Law

Employment law governs the rights and duties between employers and workers. Also referred to as labor law, these rules are primarily designed to keep workers safe and make sure they are treated fairly, although laws are in place to protect employers’ interests as well.   The Department of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces more than 180 federal laws. These mandates and

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Wills and Probate

While it may be the last thing you want to think about, estate planning is an important step you can take to protect the interests of your family. A well prepared estate plan will help you ensure your wishes are carried out and your loved ones are taken care of once you’re gone. If you pass away without a plan

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Ask the Lawyer – Is free rent income for child support purposes?

This week’s question:  Is free rent income for child support purposes?   QUESTION: My husband and I are going through a divorce.  He has moved in with his parents and is paying nothing for room and board.  Does his free rent count toward child support?   ANSWER:   In order to determine what is included in income for child support purposes,

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

QUESTION:  How do I get a protective order? My ex-roommate is harassing me with angry voice mail messages and emails and I feel threatened.   ANSWER: Protective orders are used to protect an individual, family, or entity from threats, assault, domestic violence, harassment, or stalking. The protective order, if granted by the court, may set limits on the distance an

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