Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Business Incentive Changes in Recent North Carolina Legislation

The North Carolina General Assembly passed two significant pieces of legislation affecting corporate activity, expansion and new investment in North Carolina. First, the General Assembly passed the state budget…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Taxation

Addressing Cybersecurity in Board Committee Charters

As boards of directors have become more focused on their fiduciary duties to oversee cybersecurity, new governance practices have begun to develop. For example, many companies have shifted cybersecurity oversight from the audit…more
| Business Organizations, Science, Computers, & Technology

EEOC Sues Employer for Requiring That Epileptic Employee Take Medication as a Condition of Continuing Employment

On occasion, an employee’s medical condition may cause employers concern over that person’s ability to operate heavy machinery or otherwise to work in a hazardous environment. For example, an employee with epilepsy has several…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Changes to Pay Structure in Lieu of Requested Accommodations May Violate ADA and FMLA

Employers that receive requests for accommodation made by a disabled employee must remain careful about making significant changes to that employee’s terms and conditions of employment prior to concluding review and disposition…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Tough News for Lenders - Major NC Supreme Court Decision on Collection of Post-Foreclosure Deficiencies

Fall is football time. And as every football fan knows, not every player on the line of scrimmage is an eligible receiver. Imagine how dramatically it would change the game if the entire offensive line were eligible to catch…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

OFCCP Issues Final Rule on Contractor Pay Transparency

Last April, President Obama issued Executive Order 13,665, prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors from publishing or enforcing rules intended to keep employees from discussing their compensation. On September 10, the…more
| Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

What is a Public Benefit Corporation Anyway?

Kickstarter, the well-known crowdfunding website, recently made news by announcing that it has become a Delaware “public benefit corporation” under that state’s new (2013) PBC statute. For example, a New York Times headline on…more
| Business Organizations, Securities Law

Critical Deadline Approaches for Safe Harbor Application, Questions Remain

Last year, the North Carolina General Assembly delayed the repeal of the tax credit for investing in renewable energy property in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 105-129.16A. Under the delayed sunset, the credit is repealed for renewable…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Taxation

NYSE Amends Its Notice and Trading Halt Rule

The New York Stock Exchange has amended Section 202.06 of the NYSE Listed Company Manual to: - expand the pre-market hours during which NYSE-listed companies must provide prior notice of material news, - expand the…more
| Securities Law

NLRB Says Arbitration Agreement Without Carve-Out for Unfair Labor Charges Violates Federal Labor Law

Last week’s EmployNews reported on efforts by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to attack employer-prepared releases because they supposedly do not contain adequate assurances that their terms do not prevent employees…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Corporate Tax Changes in North Carolina Budget Bill

The North Carolina General Assembly unveiled the state budget late Monday night – 76 days after it was due. Contained in the 429 pages are a number of proposed changes to the corporate income and franchise tax…more
| Elections & Politics, Taxation

NC Toughens Unemployment Benefit Eligibility Rules

On Thursday, Governor McCrory signed legislation intended to combat fraudulent unemployment insurance benefit claims. Among other changes, the new law attempts to combat UI fraud through two new measures…more
| Labor & Employment Law

New Executive Order Mandates Sick Pay for Federal Contractors

On September 7, President Obama signed an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to provide employees with a minimum of seven days of paid sick leave per year. The sick pay will be awarded at the rate of one hour for…more
| Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

DOL Refuses to Extend Comment Period for Overtime Exemption Salary Changes

The 60-day notice and comment period for the Department of Labor’s proposed changes to its Part 541 white collar overtime exemption rules has expired. The agency reports receiving over 200,000 comments to the proposed rules,…more
| Labor & Employment Law

EEOC Continues Attacks Against Employers Accused of Requiring Employee to Waive Rights to Bring Discrimination Charges

Last year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission garnered significant criticism from employers when it sued CVS over its standard releases used in conjunction with reductions in force and similar employee terminations. The…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Labor & Employment Law
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