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The Leaves are Falling: Differing Interpretations of Leave as ADA Accommodation

USA - November 3 2017 The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has consistently maintained that leaves of absence should be considered as a form of…

Halloween Ushers in Potential Resurrection of Proposed Overtime Rule

USA - November 3 2017 You thought it was dead - but the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced on October 30 that it plans to appeal a Texas district court’s…

North Carolina Doubles Down on Enforcing Employee Misclassification

USA - September 1 2017 On August 11, 2017, Governor Roy Cooper signed into law the Employee Fair Classification Act. While the Act does not change the definition of what…

Employers Beware! North Carolina Business Court Establishes New Standard for Consideration for Restrictive Covenants

USA - September 1 2017 Restrictive covenants are valuable tools employers can use to protect their proprietary interests. Covenants not to compete and covenants not to…

Different but Equivalent: Fourth Circuit Clarifies Parameters of Leave Under Family and Medical Leave Act

USA - June 30 2017 On May 16, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which governs cases pending in North Carolina, issued an opinion that…