Ask The Lawyer, Confused about Sexual Harassmant Laws?

CONFUSED ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWS, FMLA REQUIREMENTS, OR WHAT ACTS CONSTITUTE DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORK PLACE? INVITE DANIEL GWINN TO CUT THROUGH THE LEGALESE IN AN INFORMATIVE SEMINAR ON EMPLOYMENT AND HR ISSUES A firm offering in-home care worried its sexual harassment and social media policies might be out of date, or hard to follow, and decided to hire Gwinn

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Ask the Lawyer, Our New Hire Isn’t Working Out.

AFTER QUITTING OLD JOB AND MOVING TO NEW TOWN, NEW HIRE ISN’T WORKING OUT QUESTION: We recently hired a woman who appeared to be an excellent candidate for an upper level position with our firm: She had been doing similar work for a well-known company, and had several years of relevant experience. We offered her a position, she quit her

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Ask the Lawyer, CAUTION: WAGE HIKE AHEAD!

CAUTION: WAGE HIKE AHEAD! QUESTION: I run a company, with a pretty small profit margin. I pay my worker’s minimum wage; the amount I spend on wages just keeps rising. I heard the minimum wage is going to go up again pretty soon. When is that going to happen, and how much will it be? And, is there any way

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Ask The Lawyer, How does the Grinch wreck your office holiday party?

HOW DOES THE GRINCH WRECK YOUR OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY? WITH LITIGATION, OF COURSE! Best holiday wishes to all our friends and clients! It’s that time of the year again where employers across the state begin planning their workplace holiday party. Our annual tradition is to post an article about some of the legal risks present at workplace celebrations. Every year

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Ask the Lawyer SAME JOB FOR OVER A YEAR, BUT NO FMLA?

SAME JOB FOR OVER A YEAR, BUT NO FMLA? QUESTION: I was hired through a staffing agency to work for an engineering firm, and worked for the company – with my pay and benefits from the staffing agency – for 10 months. Eight months ago, I was hired directly by the engineering firm. Three weeks ago, I learned I am

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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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