J. Travis Hockaday

J. Travis Hockaday

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California Employees Entitled to Paid Sick Leave Beginning Today

Have you reviewed your paid time off (PTO) policy lately? If you have employees in California, now is the time to do so. Effective today, July 1, 2015, employers with California employees will be required to comply with that...more

7/2/2015 - Employee Rights Healthy Workplaces Healthy Families Act 2014 Notice Requirements PTO Recordkeeping Requirements Sick Leave

ADA: Temporary Medical Condition May Be a Disability

A recent decision from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an impairment or injury is not excluded as a disability simply because it is temporary. In deciding Summers...more

8/6/2014 - ADA ADAAA Bodily Injury Disability EEOC Employee Rights

Reminder: North Carolina Law Now Prohibits Employer Inquiries About Expunged Criminal Records

Under the recently enacted Senate Bill 91 (effective December 1, 2013), North Carolina employers now are prohibited from requiring job applicants to disclose information (in interviews, on applications or otherwise)...more

2/27/2014 - Criminal Background Checks Criminal Records Expungement

North Carolina Unemployment Insurance Reform

In this Presentation: - The Push for Reform - House Bill 4 - Increased UI Tax Rates - Reduction in Weekly Benefit Amount - Reduction in Duration of Benefits - Waiting Week for Each...more

2/13/2014 - Insurance Reform Unemployment Unemployment Insurance

Effectively managing absences under the FMLA (Presentation)

In This Presentation: - Effective and Compliant Policies An attendance policy should establish the employer’s expectation that regular attendance is required for the success of the business and to ensure...more

1/23/2014 - Employee Rights FMLA Paid Leave Time-Off Policies Unpaid Leave

eTrends - Unemployment Insurance Reforms Take Effect

Many of the sweeping reforms made by House Bill 4 (HB4) to North Carolina’s employment security laws will become effective on June 30, 2013....more

7/1/2013 - New Legislation Unemployment Insurance

eTrends - E-Verify Reminder

As we have reminded employers, more North Carolina employers are now required to use the federal E-Verify program to determine whether new hires are authorized to work in the United States....more

7/1/2013 - Deadlines E-Verify

eTrends - DOL Issues Final Rule Implementing Amendments to the FMLA

On February 6, 2013, the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"), the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Final Rule amending certain regulations under the FMLA to expand...more

2/13/2013 - AFCTCA DOL Flight Crews FMLA Military Caregiver Leave Military Leave NDAA Qualifying Exigency Leave Veterans

eTrends - October 1st E-Verify Deadline Approaching for Large North Carolina Employers

As we reported last summer, North Carolina's largest employers soon will be required to use the federal E-Verify program to determine whether new hires are eligible to work in the United States. Employers that employ 500 or...more

9/18/2012 - Compliance E-Verify

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