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NC Court of Appeals Weighs in on Multiple Creditor’s Rights Issues

The NC Court of Appeals has issued a number of opinions this year involving lender foreclosure or collection efforts. Not all of the holdings have been monumental, but there is a common thread of useful principles, summarized..…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Go Head Over Heels To Protect Trade Secrets (And Other Gymnastics Related Puns)

Face it. No matter what industry you are in and no matter how big your company, there will come a day when one of your most valuable employees doesn't work there anymore. When that happens, it's natural to feel disappointed or…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property

DAPA and DACA: What Happened to President Obama's Executive Action?

Two Executive Actions held out hope for millions and their would-be employers: they would result in many undocumented workers being able to remain in the US for an additional three years without fear of deportation, and, equally…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

EEOC Issues Guidance - Best Practices for Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues

Discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions constitutes unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII. The EEOC recently issued new Enforcement Guidance to ensure employers treat women who…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

US Supreme Court Ruling Impacts Jail Operations

On June 22, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued an important decision for all North Carolina counties operating county jails in which individuals are held detainees awaiting trial. In Kingsley v. Hendrickson, No…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury

Supreme Court Agrees With EEOC In Regard To Religious Accommodation

On June 1, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores in which it held that a job applicant can experience religious discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

EEOC Goes Electronic - ACT Digital Charge Notification and Response System In Pilot Testing

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is implementing an online charge notification and response system called “ACT Digital.” Phase I implementation has begun in the areas covered by the Charlotte District office,…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Yes Virginia, There is a Duty to Monitor Retirement Plan Investments

In a recent unanimous ruling the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed what most retirement plan professionals already knew: ERISA requires plan investment fiduciaries to monitor investments and remove imprudent ones. Surprisingly to…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

Best Practices for Employer Background Checks

There are many clear benefits in performing background checks, such as screening out candidates who give incomplete or inaccurate information on their application, or are not suitable for the job due to relevant criminal…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

What Does the Latest EEOC Guidance Mean for Wellness Plans?

For years employers have been designing their wellness plans to satisfy the requirements of the HIPAA regulations. While the HIPAA compliance roadmap was clear, there was uncertainty as to when a wellness plan would satisfy the…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Vendor Management Risks and Controls

What are the Risks? In an effort to heighten efficiency and cost effectiveness, many financial institutions choose to outsource certain services to third party vendors. While these providers often play a beneficial role,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

Supreme Court Issues Decision Regarding Accommodation of Pregnant Employees

On March 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued an important decision in the case of Young v. UPS, involving a claim of failure to accommodate in violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). The PDA, which was…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

More Beer Please! Proposed House Bill Increases Production Cap for Self-Distribution Limit

Two bills have been proposed in the North Carolina House that, if passed, will have a significant impact on the craft brewing industry. These should be watched closely and supported as they broaden opportunities for the industry…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics

DOL Opens Window for Annual Participant Fee Disclosures

?After several annual cycles of participant fee disclosures, sponsors of participant-directed retirement plans have discovered that sometimes pulling together the relevant information from vendors and issuing timely disclosure…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

Toss or Keep Document Retention in a Hospital Setting

Deciding how long to hold on to specific records in your hospital can be a challenging task, especially when the facility deals with so many different types of records. You may be tempted to hold on to everything indefinitely –…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Health, Immigration Law
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