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Time limits in confidentiality agreements: traps for the unwary

October 30 2013 Confidentiality Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Secrecy Agreements - whatever the name, these ubiquitous and seemingly simple agreements are…

The link between risk management and compliance

October 30 2013 Risk management professionals constantly preach that risk management is not compliance. Risk managers help set strategy. After their colleagues ask…

Public policy trumps non-compete in North Carolina

May 16 2013 In many states, non-compete agreements are viewed by the courts with some amount of forgiveness for overbreadth. In those states, courts can in some…

Employer's failure to provide timely FMLA paperwork creates no claim absent proof employee was able to work

May 23 2014 Department of Labor regulations issued under the Family and Medical Leave Act require employers to provide FMLA eligibility and designation notices…

New Federal Laws Require Direct 911 Access From Company Telephone Systems

September 20 2019 In February 2018, President Donald Trump signed into law two statutes intended to improve emergency calling. These laws take effect February 16, 2020…

Pregnant and Nursing Employees Receive New Protections From Congress

January 6 2023 Deep within the omnibus spending bill passed in the waning days of 2022 were two new laws providing important new rights to employees who are…

Fifth Circuit Backs Block on Contractor Vaccine Mandate

January 6 2023 These days, efforts by the federal government to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for various groups seem like ancient history. Nevertheless, federal…

CDC to Require Negative COVID-19 Tests for Travelers From China

December 29 2022 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that beginning on January 5, 2023, it will require a negative COVID-19 test or…

DOL Removes Certain Restrictions on ESG Considerations in ERISA Plan Investment Management

December 16 2022 In November, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule (Final Rule) that will remove certain restrictions on environmental, social, and…

North Carolina Noncompetes - What is Legal "Consideration?"

December 16 2022 SHARE Client Alerts As previously discussed, post-employment noncompetes require thoughtful drafting and implementation in order to be enforceable in…