Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

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Three Wells Fargo Center
401 South Tryon Street, Suite 3000
Chralotte, NC 28202, United States
Phone: 704.372.9000
Fax: 704.334.4706
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Whistleblower Retaliation Remains in the SEC’s Crosshairs

Whistleblower tips and awards for securities law violations have increased dramatically over the past year, according to the staff of the SEC Enforcement Division’s Office of the Whistleblower. Also during that time, the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Employer Not Required to Pay for Medical Treatment or Provide Teamwork Structure as ADA Accommodations

A recent decision from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals illustrates the limits of employers’ obligations to accommodate employee disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Stevens v. Rite Aid Corp. involved…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

NC Court of Appeals Says Attempted ADA Accommodation Can Be Terminated Based on Effects on Coworkers

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) encourages employers to engage in an interactive process with disabled employees to determine if there are reasonable accommodations that allow the employee to perform the essential…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employer Potentially Liable for Supervisor's Off-Duty Murder of Employee

Most employers know that they can be held liable in some situations based on negligent hiring or retention of an employee who harms a third party. A new decision from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals cautions employers that…more
 /  Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law

Securities Act and Exchange Act Form Revisions

In 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act created a new category of companies known as “emerging growth companies (EGCs).” The JOBS Act also requires that, once every five years, the SEC indexes various EGC…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

IRS Asks Employers to Report Phishing Schemes

Every tax season seems to bring with it new attempts by criminals to fraudulently obtain tax refunds. One popular “phishing” scheme involves fraudulent emails that appear to be from a company executive seeking personal…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Fourth Circuit Upholds Termination of Public Employee for Social Media Comments

A politically divided nation can mean a politically divided workplace. While employers generally hesitate to react to employees’ expression of political views, some comments viewed as extreme, threatening or inconsistent with…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

Seventh Circuit Says Sexual Orientation Protected Under Title VII

On Tuesday, the full Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964’s prohibition against sex discrimination also includes protections against employees being discriminated against…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Defers to Lower Court Determinations on EEOC Subpoena Powers

In a disturbingly increasing number of charge investigations, employers have faced broad information requests from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), including requests that appear unrelated to the charging…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Conflict Minerals - What Just Happened and What Didn’t

The conflict minerals saga continues. Background - In April 2014, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in National Association of Manufacturers v. SEC held that the conflict minerals rule’s requirement that…more
 /  Business Organizations, Constitutional Law, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Second Circuit Chief Judge Urges Reconsideration of Title VII's Prohibition Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Last week’s EmployNews reported an Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision in which two of the three judges considering the case concluded that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964’s prohibition against sex…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights

The Downside of Sustainability Reporting

Not long ago, I wrote about the growth of sustainability reporting among public companies. (See this Doug’s Note.) It is now widely believed that effective sustainability reporting, also called “corporate social responsibility”…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

President Trump Kills Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Federal Contractor Rule

President Trump signed legislation ending Obama-era federal rules requiring contractors to disclose federal labor law violations as part of the federal contracting process. The rules would have appointed a contracting officer in…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

T+2 is a Reality

Last September, the SEC proposed rules that would shorten the standard settlement period for securities transactions from three business days (T+3) to two business days (T+2). As predicted, the rules have now been finalized in…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

HB2 Repeal Shields Employers From Local Labor Ordinances

On Thursday, Governor Cooper signed into law a measure repealing North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law that limited use of public restrooms and changing facilities to the gender on that person’s birth certificate. While most of…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law
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