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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

Snow White and the Oscars

Snow White and the Oscars Some may recall the children’s story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  The Dwarfs were known to whistle while they worked.  Supposedly, whistling made them Read More

When do I need workers’ compensation insurance?

When Do I Need to Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance? One of the developing trends we have noticed in the Workers’ Compensation arena is Employers who are being penalized for not having Read More

Read before you sign

Read before you sign…. And, maybe even consult an attorney   I reviewed an employment form this week that contained a confidentiality provision, a non-solicitation provision, and a covenant not to compete. Read More

EEOC Post 3 – Process from the Employer’s Point of View

It Will Happen   If you are a small employer (between 15 and 100 employees) at some point you will have an EEOC charge filed against you. When that happens, what should Read More

Covenant Not to Compete

There have been two written decisions recently dealing with the interpretation and enforcement of non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-inducement clauses in the employment context in North Carolina. This blog post will Read More

McFeeley v. Jackson Street Entertainment

As we mentioned in our previous blog, Department of Labor Investigations are on the rise; specifically, the DOL is looking into the employee/independent contractor classification. Too often, employers are classifying Read More

US DOL Audits on the Rise

US DOL Audits On The Rise   Over the last couple of years, I have seen a dramatic increase in US Department of Labor investigations and audits for smaller and medium size Read More

North Carolina House Bill 2

North Carolina House Bill 2 The North Carolina General Assembly recently held an emergency session which resulted in the passing of House Bill 2, known as the Public Facilities Privacy & Read More

North Carolina House Bill 2

North Carolina House Bill 2 The North Carolina General Assembly recently held an emergency session which resulted in the passing of House Bill 2, known as the Public Facilities Privacy & Read More

Employers Beware…

Employer beware the preliminary employment discussions… Modise v. North Carolina Wesleyan College, Inc. No. 5:15-CV-196-BO   Modise v. North Carolina Wesleyan College, Inc. addresses the issue of whether or not an offer of employment Read More

EEOC Post 2 – Process from the Employee’s Point of View

The EEOC Process – Employee If you have never been involved with the EEOC before, either on the side of the employer or as an employee, the process they use to Read More

EEOC Post 1

As employment attorneys, we frequently get questions on how an employee or an employer should deal with a charge of discrimination. Our advice almost always has something to do with Read More

Social Media Bashing

Social Media Bashing – huh?   Lately I have advised a number of employers regarding the problem of former disgruntled employees posting disparaging comments on social media or review boards.   Usually Read More

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