Poyner Spruill LLP

301 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1900
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601 , United States

Contact: Jackie Spivey

  • 919.783.6400

Wondering what the Department of Labor will be doing this year? Here's what the agency says:

?According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), it plans to increase its emphasis on audits and prosecutions of minimum wage and overtime violations, to increase its scrutiny of independent contractor classifications, and to…more
| Labor & Employment Law

President Obama’s Security Breach Notification Bill Needs Work

The White House recently released The Personal Data Notification & Protection Act as part of an extensive proposal to safeguard data and improve cyber security. The proposal was released in a preview of the State of the Union…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Elections & Politics, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

N.C. Supreme Court Reverses Court of Appeals and Upholds 20-Year Construction Warranty

Freedom of contract principles prevailed in the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that a manufacturer waived application of North Carolina’s 6-year statute of repose by extending an express 20-year warranty of its product. The…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential

NC Appellate Courts Hold Grandfather Mountain Must Pay Property Tax

In a decision that substantially protects property tax bases for local governments in North Carolina, the North Carolina Supreme Court has declined to review a Court of Appeals decision holding that one of North Carolina’s most…more
| Nonprofit Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Taxation

NLRB upends legality of employer email policies

On December 11, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued its opinion in Purple Communications, Inc. The NLRB decided employee use of email for statutorily protected communications on nonworking time must…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Employer Liability for Employees’ Privacy Violations: What your organization should learn from Walgreens’ expensive lesson (hint: it has little to do with HIPAA)

You may already have read the scintillating facts surrounding a jury award of $1.44 million (recently challenged unsuccessfully on appeal) against Walgreen Co. (Walgreens) following its pharmacist’s alleged inappropriate review…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

EEOC Files Contempt Action Against Employer for Alleged Breach of Settlement Agreement

On December 3, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a press release announcing that it has filed a contempt action in Federal court against a Charlotte-based employer. In that action, the EEOC…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Policy

On November 21, 2014, President Obama made an announcement regarding several areas of US immigration policy. The most significant was to address approximately 4.4 million aliens living in the US without documentation. His…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Publix to Pay $6.8 Million for Alleged FCRA Violations

Publix Super Markets Inc. has agreed to pay $6.8 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over the supermarket chain’s background check procedures. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), employers must provide prior…more
| Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Consumer Protection

Eighth Circuit Finds Guarantors Not Afforded Protections under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act

The application of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) to spousal guaranties is a developing area of law, resulting in a number of recent appellate opinions. One opinion from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, Hawkins v…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Finance & Banking, Family Law

Starting a Craft Brewery in North Carolina - Steps to Take Before You Sell a Single Bottle of Beer

Before your finely-crafted product can ever be someone’s quiet reward after a long day or before your craft brew can ever take home a Great American Beer Festival® gold medal, you must take certain steps to ensure your business…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Real Estate - Commercial

Risks of Running a Brewery & How to Avoid Them

Beware of These Risks - Underage Drinkers, Intoxicated Patrons & Employee Restrictions - Restrictions on Employees - - Employees are prohibited from drinking while on the job. - Employees who sell…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

I-9 Forms, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, EB-5 Visas, and Reform Q&A - This month in Immigration

I-9 Audits - A fine for a couple of I-9 violations pales in comparison to the $34 million settlement paid by Infosys in 2012 for repeated I-9 violations and omissions discovered by Immigration and Customs Enforcement…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law

EEOC Sues Alleging Employer’s “So-Called Voluntary” Wellness Plan Violated ADA

In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Orion Energy Systems, Inc., filed last month, the EEOC alleged that an employer violated the ADA because the employer: (1) subjected an employee to a health risk assessment and…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Health Care Decisions - Who Decides?

Like most states, North Carolina recognizes a person’s fundamental right to make his or her own health care decisions. Sometimes, however, it is not possible for a patient to make or communicate a health care decision. A patient…more
| Health
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