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The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act - A Comprehensive Overview

April 13 2020 On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) into law. The FFCRA contains two key provisions for…

“Haters Gonna Hate, Hate . . . .” Can Taylor Swift “Shake it Off”?

October 15 2017 On September 18, 2017, songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler filed a lawsuit against Taylor Swift in the United States District Court for the…

Joint Defense Agreements Are Not Protected By The Attorney-Client Privilege

June 16 2017 Why would any lawyer think that his Joint Defense Agreement, entered into with a co-defendant, was protected from production by the attorney-client…

Music Law 101: Who Owns the Copyright in a Song?

August 29 2018 After your band has written and recorded a song, who actually owns the song? This simple question does not necessarily have a simple answer. How many…

Is It Better To Be A LLC Member In The Minority Than A Minority Corporate Shareholder?

March 16 2016 It is pretty common to think that limited liability company members have similar rights as shareholders in a corporation. But they don't, (although…

Governor Extends Phase Two of COVID-19 Restrictions and Adds New Face Covering Requirement for North Carolina

June 24 2020 Governor Roy Cooper this week issued Executive Order 147(link is external). The Order extends until 5:00 p.m. On July 17 the “Safer at Home” Phase 2…

OSHA Provides Updated Guidance on Workplace Safety as Employees Return to Work

June 22 2020 Many businesses are anxious to resume operations after closing or scaling back because of COVID-19. However, trends in North Carolina COVID-19…

Supreme Court Decisions Clarify Gender Discrimination Question for LGBTQ Community

June 19 2020 On Monday, June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in three companion cases that provides much-needed clarity as to…

COVID-19 Hero Highlights: Biscuitville Provides Southern Hospitality to Frontline Workers, Students

June 18 2020 Biscuitville, a Greensboro, North Carolina-based quick-service restaurant, is known for its scratch-made biscuits and homestyle Southern breakfast…

You’ve Reopened Your Business After COVID-19. Now What?

June 17 2020 As doors are re-opening and employees are returning to work, businesses should take measures to protect themselves—including their employees…