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An Interview with David Barksdale, President and CEO of Carolina Premier Bank

Q: You recently took the helm of Carolina Premier. What has been the biggest surprise to you in your new role as a CEO? What has been the biggest surprise about Carolina Premier? A: Well, bankers are known not to…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

Community Banking Excellence - Third Quarter 2015

In This Issue: - Another Perspective: David Barksdale, President and Chief Executive Officer, Carolina Premier Bank: For the past several months, David Barksdale has been leading the charge at Carolina Premier Bank…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

Fourth Circuit Decides Rule Exempting Certain Management Professionals from Retaliation Lawsuits Not Applicable under Title VII

Employers in the Fourth Circuit states of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia must now be mindful that employees who deal with complaints of discrimination and harassment can point to that work…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Upping the Ante: Fines Increase for Failure to Comply with Affordable Care Act Reporting Requirements

The deadline for employers to comply with the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) reporting requirements is finally here, with reporting first due in 2016. In keeping with the ACA’s historical pattern of ever-changing regulations and…more
| Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Retaliation Litigation on the Rise: The SEC’s Broadening Interpretation of Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Provisions

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (“Act”) instituted sweeping changes to the financial sector of American industry. In addition to increased federal oversight, the Act implemented a…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Department of Labor Makes Its Move

With just more than a year left in this administration, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL” or “Department”) has rolled out two major initiatives that promise to keep employers busy ensuring they are in compliance. First, in a…more
| Labor & Employment Law

SuperVision Today - August 2015

Notes from the Chair and Executive Editor - Welcome to the third quarter edition of SuperVision Today, the quarterly e-newsletter published by Spilman's Labor & Employment Group... ...In this edition of SuperVision…more
| Civil Rights, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Facing Bank Merger Challenges - Top Challenges and Managing Them [Video]

Spilman Member Hugh B. Wellons, with Stephen M. Lane of Strategic Risk Associates, discuss the challenges to completing a successful bank merger. Learn what they believe to be the top challenges and how to manage them. This…more
| Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions

DOL to Target Independent Contractor Misclassification

Continuing a trend of increased scrutiny of independent contractor relationships, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued new guidance to employers warning that "most workers" should be classified as employees and not…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The Shale Play Today - July 2015

In This Issue: - Northeast Natural Energy, LLC Making History for the Future of Energy: Entrepreneurs are a special breed. The good ones have that special blend of vision, timing and risk tolerance most others lack…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Finance & Banking, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Northeast Natural Energy, LLC - Making History for the Future of Energy

Entrepreneurs are a special breed. The good ones have that special blend of vision, timing and risk tolerance most others lack. The really good ones find a way to use their special talents to make their communities a better…more
| Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, Government Contracting

DOL Announces Proposal to Require Overtime Compensation for Millions More Employees

Exemption May Require Salary of Over $50,000 - The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) is proposing a significant increase to the salary employers must pay many employees in order to “exempt” them from overtime, a…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Facet One of Social Media and Community Banks - Employees Just Say No

Bankers care deeply about the communities they serve. I need look no further than recent CBE interviews or the good work in my own community funded by local banks or their employees. Stalwarts in community arts, fundraising and…more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

The Return of the Unpaid Labor Force: A Refresher on Unpaid Summer Interns

This time every year, employers across the country welcome student interns into their workforce in droves. Internships are mutually beneficial relationships: the intern receives real-world, practical experience and the employer…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The Supreme Court Holds the EEOC’s Feet to the Fire, but Not That Closely: The Court in Mach Mining Affirms the EEOC’s Obligation to Conciliate Charges

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §2000e, et seq., requires that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) engage in informal conciliation efforts after it finds reasonable cause to support a charge…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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