Ask The Lawyer, Weed to Go?

WEED TO GO? MARIJUANA USERS SHOULD THINK TWICE BEFORE BRINGING POT ALONG ON OUT- OF-STATE TRIP QUESTION:  I grow a small amount of marijuana for my own recreational use. Now that marijuana use is legal in Michigan, I often bring some with me when I visit friends and family (I do not toke and drive!). I’m planning to visit friends in

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ASK THE LAWYER BY: DANIEL A. GWINN, ESQ. – IS THERE ANY WAY OUT OF THIS?

IS EMPLOYEE BOUND BY ARBITRATION AGREEMENT? QUESTION: When I was hired in at my present job, I was asked to sign a lot of “on-boarding” documents, which included an Arbitration Agreement. Two years on, I believe I have been the victim of sexual harassment, and want to sue the company, but I’m told I must use the arbitration process, and I

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ASK THE LAWYER BY: DANIEL A. GWINN, ESQ

ASKING ABOUT PRIOR WORKER’S COMP FILINGS A NO-NO IN HIRING PROCESS QUESTION:  A few months ago, during a job interview, I was asked if I had ever filed a worker’s comp claim. I was afraid that I would be off the short list if I answered honestly (I received worker’s comp after breaking an arm at work a couple of years

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Ask The Lawyer, Is it legal to cut off my maternity leave?

PROBLEMATIC PREGNANCY LEAVES WORKER WITH NO TIME OFF QUESTION:  I had some complications with my pregnancy, and had to go on bed rest in my eighth month. My boss said I could take time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act while I was unable to work. I recently gave birth to a little girl, and asked for 12 weeks

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Ask The Lawyer, Fired for Taking sick Time?

WORKER FIRED AFTER BEING OFF WITH THE FLU. WHAT HAPPENED TO PAID LEAVE? QUESTION:  Until two weeks ago, I was an hourly worker at a Detroit warehouse. I got a really bad case of the flu, so I missed five days of work. I called in each day. I don’t have good insurance, so I didn’t see a doctor. When

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

TALK ABOUT STRIP-CLUB VISITS DISTRESSES FEMALE WORKER QUESTION: I’m one of only a few female workers in an office of mostly guys. A couple of men who sit near me often talk about women in what I feel is a demeaning way, focusing on their assessment of a woman’s appearance. A while back, they were laughing loudly as they discussed

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Ask The Lawyer, Inappropriate Work Place Language

TALK ABOUT STRIP-CLUB VISITS DISTRESSES FEMALE WORKER QUESTION: I’m one of only a few female workers in an office of mostly guys. A couple of men who sit near me often talk about women in what I feel is a demeaning way, focusing on their assessment of a woman’s appearance. A while back, they were laughing loudly as they discussed

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Ask The Lawyer, Work Late For Free?

WORK LATE FOR FREE? MANAGER’S REQUEST MAY BE ILLEGAL QUESTION: I manage a small restaurant. A guy who works in the kitchen made a huge mess last week when he took out the trash. There was a leak in the trash bag: He left a trail of stinky slime from the kitchen down a hallway, past the bathrooms and out

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

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BLOW THE WHISTLE TO BE A WHISTLEBLOWER QUESTION: I work for a business that is closely monitored by the government. One of our employees reported suspected violations of regulations to the government agency overseeing our work. There was an investigation into her allegations – and I was asked to participate. I believe that my statements to

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

NO PALATIAL ESTATE? YOU STILL NEED AN ESTATE PLAN QUESTION: My wife and I have about $200,00 in savings and investments, plus we are very close to owning our $160,000 ranch house. My wife says we need an estate plan; I say we don’t own enough to need to worry about it. Who’s right? ANSWER: Webster’s dictionary lists several definitions

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