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North Carolina Attempts to Clean Up the “Bathroom Bill”: Legislature Repeals and Replaces Controversial Law

On March 30, 2017, the North Carolina legislature repealed what has been known as the “Bathroom Bill” or H.B. 2, a law passed in March of 2016 that, among other things, required individuals to use the public bathroom that...more

Federal Judge Blocks DOL Overtime Rule Implementation

In a surprising eleventh-hour decision, a federal district judge in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction yesterday, blocking implementation and enforcement of an overtime rule change recently adopted by the...more

Considerations for Healthcare Industry Employers as They Continue to Prepare for New Salary Thresholds Under White-Collar Overtime...

Employers in the U.S. healthcare industry should act now to address recent changes to the overtime exemptions for “white-collar” employees. On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its highly anticipated...more

Beyond the Bathroom: North Carolina’s H.B. 2 Also Flushes Local Employee Protections

The recent enactment of North Carolina’s H.B. 2, known as the “Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act” (the “Act”) has received widespread attention for its controversial restrictions on the use of certain...more

North Carolina’s Strict Blue Pencil Doctrine is Written in Ink: The Supreme Court Rules That Courts Cannot Revise Noncompete...

The North Carolina Supreme Court (the “Supreme Court”) recently reiterated that North Carolina courts may not revise overly broad restrictions in noncompetition agreements, overturning a Court of Appeals decision that had...more

DC Court Rejects Unilateral DOL Regulation of Home Care Workers in Sharply Worded Rebuke; DOL to Appeal

In a pair of welcomed decisions for third-party employers in the home care industry, Judge Richard J. Leon of the D.C. Federal District Court vacated major provisions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Home Care Final...more

DOL Extends Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act to Nearly Two Million Home Health Care...

The United States Department of Labor issued a rule last month limiting the ability of home health care employers to claim the companionship exemption for their employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which is likely to...more

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