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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Families First Coronavirus Response Act               On April 2, 2020 new changes to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) will take effect following the Family First Coronavirus Read More

COVID-19 and Unemployment in North Carolina

COVID-19 and Unemployment in North Carolina             As things change by the hour, Governor Cooper has issued a new Executive Order dealing with unemployment in North Read More

Employee Pay Classifications

The Federal Department of Labor recently fined a local restaurant more than $80,000.00 for not paying their employees overtime. The restaurant had a practice of paying their employees a flat Read More

What to do when you get a severance package

What to do when you get a severance package? Often, when we receive calls from folks who were recently presented with severance packages, they are feeling overwhelmed, both by the significant Read More

Mediation For All

Mediation for all… From Jack Smith: I will be on a panel at a mediation continuing legal education seminar on March 22, 2019.  I am looking forward to hearing how other mediators Read More

Pregnancy in Employment

If you are an employer who has a pregnant employee, it is very important to be aware of what your responsibilities are under the law.  In the same vein, it Read More

What to do if you are laid off

No one wants to be laid off from their job; however, lay offs do happen and if your company has announced a lay off it is a good idea to Read More

Happy Fourth of July

July 5, 2018 The 4th of July Like a lot of you, I proudly put out the American Flag yesterday morning to celebrate the 4th.  I have three – the one used Read More

Restrictive Covenants

Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements   On a number of occasions, we have written about restrictive covenants appearing in employment agreements. The restrictive covenants that are often contained are provisions like non-competition Read More

New Year, New Job?

If you are starting the new year with a new job, make sure you know what you are signing if you are presented with an employment contract. Many times, employers Read More

Qui Tam

Qui Tam Smith Law Firm is excited to announce that we have joined forces with two partners from the Philadelphia office of an International Law Firm who specialize in qui tam Read More

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Beginning with the many accusations against Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment in the work place has been a main headline in the news.  Per the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) harassment Read More

Parsons Presumption Pt. 2

Wilkes v. City of Greenville Back in October of 2015, we posted a blog ( dealing with the Parson’s Presumption as interpreted by the North Carolina Court of Appeals in Wilkes v. Read More

Workplace Violence

Workplace Violence   The recent shooting in Florida by a terminated employee has again raised the ugly specter of workplace violence. As a labor/employment attorney, I have I have had a few Read More

Dog Days

Although we are quite a few weeks away from the dog days of summer, I had an experience with a dog this morning that brought a lot to mind. As Read More

Parson’s Presumption Pt. 3

In June we wrote with an update on Wilkes v. City of Greenville dealing with the Parson’s Presumption. In Wilkesthe Supreme Court of North Carolina affirmed that a Plaintiff in a Workers’ Read More

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