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North Carolina Legislative Update, December 14, 2018
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2018

Legislators returned to Raleigh this week as the special session continues. Leadership from both chambers have indicated skeletal sessions will be


DOL Currently Surveying Wages Paid to Construction Workers in North Carolina
  • Ford & Harrison LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“DOL”) is currently conducting a survey seeking information from employers on wages paid to


Are Zoning Board Decisions In or Affecting Commerce?
  • Ellis & Winters LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2018

North Carolina’s unfair and deceptive trade practices statute reaches a wide variety of “unfair” or “deceptive” conduct. Litigants are more frequently


NC Business Court Steps Into Uncharted Territory On Advancement And Indemnification For Corporate Officers
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2018

Judge Robinson boldly went where no North Carolina Judge writing published Opinions had gone before last month in the case of Wheeler v. Wheeler


A new decision considers the limits of the learned-profession exemption
  • Ellis & Winters LLP
  • USA
  • December 4 2018

N.C. Gen. Stat. 75-1.1 applies only to conduct “in or affecting commerce.” And under the statute’s plain language, “commerce” doesn’t include


Fourth Circuit Refuses to Protect Employee Who Copied Personnel Files to Support Discrimination Claim
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
  • USA
  • December 3 2018

When a current employee files an EEOC charge or other legal claim against his or her employer, the company sometimes learns that the employee has been


NCGA Week in Review- 30 Nov, 2018
  • McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
  • USA
  • November 30 2018

The General Assembly re-convened on Tuesday, November 27 and the session is expected to last two weeks as lawmakers take up hurricane relief, voter ID


Can Conduct in a Foreclosure Proceeding Give Rise to an Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practice?
  • Ellis & Winters LLP
  • USA
  • November 27 2018

Today’s post continues our “traps for the unwary” series. In Bryant v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, the North Carolina Court of Appeals affirmed the


Hiring and wage & hour law in North Carolina
  • Poyner Spruill LLP
  • USA
  • November 27 2018

A structured guide to background checks, hiring and wage & hour law in North Carolina


Employment and labor in North Carolina
  • Poyner Spruill LLP
  • USA
  • November 27 2018

A structured guide to employment and labor in North Carolina...