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Conscience Clauses for Health Care Providers

There has been a lot of news lately about a person’s right to decline to provide a service to another for reasons of conscience. For example, after the U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding marriage equality, the N.C. General…more
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Hospital Compliance Program Overview

?In the constantly evolving climate of health care enforcement, maintaining a comprehensive and effective internal compliance program has taken on added significance, especially in the past few years. While detailed coverage of…more
| Health

Corridors September 2015 - News for North Carolina Hospitals

This article will provide an outline of some of the most significant points for hospitals to use when confronted with a formal government investigation under the Criminal or Civil False Claims Act. As noted below, you should…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

The Health Law Guide to Hospital Operations

This operations guide provides a brief look at health law issues hospitals deal with on a daily basis. While a detailed coverage of the elements, drafting, implementation and continued governance of a hospital compliance program…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Health

Access to Employee Benefit Records - Take Action Now to Avoid Issues Later

Today, many records relating to employee benefits reside with vendors administering those benefit plans (including forms mandated by statute and regulations, participant phone call center recordings and notes, benefit elections,…more
| Labor & Employment Law

A Refresher on Term Sheets and Commitment Letters

Term sheets and commitment letters are documents frequently used by lenders to outline the terms of a potential financing. However, these two documents differ with respect to what is required of, and whether the terms are…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

When a Driver’s License Is More Than a Bad Picture: Is Your UCC Financing Statement Still Effective?

UCC Financing Statements Must Contain the Debtor’s Correct Name - “[A] financing statement is sufficient only if it [among other things] . . . provides the name of the debtor. “ N.C. Gen. Stat. § 25-9-502(a)(1) (emphasis…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Startups and the Beginning of the Employment Relationship - Who, What, When, Where, and Why?

WHO to Hire? Startup companies can reduce or eliminate future problems with employees through careful hiring practices. Best practices include..…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Temps May Have Multiple Employers

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that a temporary agency employee could be deemed an employee of the customer company as well as the temporary agency. The Fourth Circuit adopted a hybrid test and set forth nine…more
| Labor & Employment Law

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
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