Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

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Chralotte, NC 28202, United States

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When Should You Disclose an SEC Investigation?

SEC investigations have become more common in recent years as the still relatively new Chair, Mary Jo White, and others have focused resources and attention on enforcement. It is now well established that there is no…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

North Carolina Supreme Court Allows Termination of TTD Benefits on General Economic Conditions

Employees injured on the job who are terminated by their employer are generally entitled to collect temporary total disability (TTD) benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act until they are able to locate suitable replacement…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

EEOC Sues Employer for Imposing "Onionhead" Religious Beliefs

Within the next several days, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to release its decision regarding the government’s authority under the Affordable Care Act to require private employers to provide contraceptive care to employees…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Supreme Court Finds Public Employee's Testimony in Criminal Trial Protected Under First Amendment

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that a public employee cannot be retaliated against by his employer based on testimony provided by him under subpoena in a criminal proceeding. In Lane v. Franks, the plaintiff…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

DOL Proposes to Extend FMLA Definitions of Spouse to All Same-Sex Marriages

Last Friday, the Department of Labor announced a series of changes to federal regulations intended to expand federal benefits to same-sex spouses. Among the changes are proposed revisions to the definition of “spouse” under the…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Family Law

The U.S. Supreme Court Adds Another Weapon Against Stockholder Class Actions

Things keep getting tougher for class action plaintiffs. You may recall that the Delaware Supreme Court recently held that fee-shifting provisions in a corporation’s bylaws are facially valid and enforceable against stockholder…more
| Civil Procedure, Business Torts, Securities Law

White House Announces Intent to Expand Federal Contractor Discrimination Prohibitions to Include LGBT Persons

Earlier this week, press accounts quoting White House officials reported that President Obama is preparing to issue an Executive Order that would prohibit federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual…more
| Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

Supreme Court to Review Cases Involving Overtime Exemption for Mortgage Loan Officers

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court accepted review of two lower court decisions of significant importance to the banking and financial services industries. The cases involve the question of whether mortgage loan officers are…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

DOL Proposes New Federal Contractor Minimum Wage to Carry Out Executive Order

In February, President Obama signed Executive Order 13,658 increasing the minimum wage for work performed by federal contractors to $10.10 per hour. The Order resulted from the administration’s continuing frustration with…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

Sustainability Reporting–Something to Consider

It’s common knowledge that investors, analysts and other stakeholders view certain non-financial information as increasingly important indicators of a company’s long-term value. This information tends to be grouped into three…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law

Employee Needing Extended Leave of Absence Not Qualified to Perform Essential Job Functions

Perhaps the most common question faced by employment law attorneys representing management involves employees whose medical condition requires a long leave of absence from work. The employee exhausts FMLA leave and/or the…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Rejected HR Manager's Manipulations May Legally Bind Employer

Many human resource professionals have had to deal with the aftermath of failed workplace romances. When the rejected suitor is the other employee’s supervisor, the employer can face serious consequences regardless of its prompt…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Fourth Circuit Rules On Admissibility Standard In Trade Secrets Case

In a per curiam opinion that began and ended with the same expression of deep reluctance, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a key ruling by the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia regarding the…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property

NLRB Upholds Termination for Disclosure of Confidential Information, While Overturning Firing Based on Telling Co-Worker About Potential Job Loss

Two May 30 decisions from the National Labor Relations Board demonstrate the continuing struggle between the NLRB and employers’ attempts to restrict employee discussion of sensitive business information. In one case, the NLRB…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Weak Succession Planning Remains a Problem

Back in January, I wrote that “few things are more important to a company’s success than identifying, hiring and retaining an effective CEO,” and yet many boards of directors pay scant attention to succession planning. (See this…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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