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North Carolina court allows emotional distress damages for wrongful discharge claim
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2014

North Carolina courts recognize a limited exception to the normal employment at-will doctrine. If an employee is terminated for reasons that violate


Federal district court rejects challenges to employee non-solicitation agreement
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2014

As reported in EmployNews, in recent years North Carolina courts have increased the degree of scrutiny used when reviewing employee non-compete


Federal ALJ says social media policy cannot require employees to state that their opinions are not those of the company
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2014

In recent years, the National Labor Relations Board has attacked a range of employer social media policies that sought to restrict employees'


Quarterly updating of risk factors
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2014

Most companies do a good job of reviewing and updating their Form 10-K risk factors once a year. It's relatively easy to re-read last year's risk


Further guidance for employers providing benefits through captives
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2014

On May 8, 2014, the IRS released Rev. Rul. 2014-15 (available here). The ruling provides guidance to the growing number of employers electing to


Employer's failure to provide timely FMLA paperwork creates no claim absent proof employee was able to work
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2014

Department of Labor regulations issued under the Family and Medical Leave Act require employers to provide FMLA eligibility and designation notices


Fourth Circuit says co-worker's use of racially derogative terms did not create hostile work environment
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2014

Not every offensive act in the workplace constitutes actionable harassment under Title VII. In order to rise to the level of a hostile and offensive


Fourth Circuit says employee suing under SOX could not show complaints contributed to termination decision
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2014

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act ("SOX") prohibits publically-traded companies from retaliating against employees for complaining about issues that could


Health care reform: beware of litigation risks
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2014

As almost all employers know, one of the many requirements of Health Care Reform is the so-called employer mandate. The employer mandate generally


Fee-shifting bylawsnovel protection from stockholder litigation
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2014

Here's one to keep an eye on. Just last week, the Delaware Supreme Court (ATP Tour, Inc. v. Deutscher Tennis Bund) held that fee-shifting provisions