Poyner Spruill LLP

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301 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1900
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601, United States
Contact: Jackie Spivey
Phone: 919.783.6400
Areas of Practice
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  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Lessons from the Equifax Breach

As data breaches go, they don’t get much bigger than this. On Thursday, September 7, credit reporting giant, Equifax, reported that it had suffered a cyber-incident. 143 million consumer records, including names, birth dates,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

What to Watch - Supreme Court to Consider Whether Agreements to Waive Employees' Class or Collective Action Rights are Enforceable

In recent years, employers have increasingly been subject to class and collective actions lawsuits by employees alleging various employment law violations, including claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In response,…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Labor & Employment Law

Time to Prepare for the End of the Year - Part One

The end of the year is rapidly approaching! To avoid costly penalties that can arise from inadvertent errors in the year-end rush, plan sponsors should begin talking with their service providers now about what must be done by…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit Against UPS Settled for $2 Million

On August 8, 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a press release announcing that its lawsuit against United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS), alleging disability discrimination claims under the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

CyberSecurity Concerns - Hackers, The Seventh Fleet And Human Error

When the USS John S. McCain collided with the tanker Alnic MC near Singapore, it was the third such collision this summer. The ship sustained damage at the waterline, flooding a crew sleeping area. Such incidents are mercifully…more
 /  Science, Computers, & Technology

Attention on the Travel Ban - What Could an Employer be Missing?

Checking those Form I-9s (I-9s)! It is a good time to conduct an internal audit of I-9s because inspections and fines have not gone away and a new I-9 edition was published recently. An Administrative Law Judge in the Office of…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Court Rules That First Amendment Limits, But Does Not Nullify, Public Officials’ Ability To Block Online Critics

In Packingham v. North Carolina, 137 S. Ct. 1730, 1735 (U.S. 2017) the Supreme Court of the United States held that N.C.G.S. § 14-202.5, a North Carolina statute that barred registered sex offenders from websites such as…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law

Hospice Quality Reporting Program Notices of Noncompliance and Reconsideration Requests

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued notification letters to hospice providers that are not in compliance with the Hospice Quality Reporting Program requirements. According to CMS, all noncompliance…more
 /  Government Contracting, Health

OSHA-Compliant Incentive Programs

Many employers utilize incentive programs to reward employees for compliance with company safety policies. Many of these programs utilize a system of rewards based upon the number of consecutive days a facility has been without…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

New OSHA Regulations - Does Your Drug Testing Policy Comply?

At the end of last year, OSHA began enforcing new regulatory rules expanding the requirements for employers’ reporting and submitting workplace injury and illness records. These new reporting requirements also contain new…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Five Takeaways from the OCR Reminder on HIPAA Obligations In Ransomware Incidents

Apparently prompted by the recent high-profile wave of ransomware attacks, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has reminded hospitals, healthcare systems, and other covered entities and…more
 /  Health, Privacy

Proposed 2018 SMFP Need Determinations

The State Health Coordinating Council has published the Proposed 2018 State Medical Facilities Plan (“SMFP”), which includes need determinations of interest to a number of different types of providers. All of the proposed need…more
 /  Health

Cash-Out Options - Things to Consider Before Jumping In

With the rise in health insurance costs and changing work demographics, employers nationwide are considering innovative benefit designs that are intended to not only contain costs but also provide employees greater flexibility…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

An American Tech Company in King Brussels’ Court: A Cautionary Tale

The European Union’s antitrust regulator recently imposed a record €2.42 billion fine against Google, finding that the company had “abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

DOL Signals That It Will Not Support Obama Era Salary Basis Test

Employers across the country received some good news last week when the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) filed its Reply Brief in the Texas lawsuit that halted implementation of the $913 per week salary requirement for exempt…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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