Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Three Wells Fargo Center
401 South Tryon Street, Suite 3000
Chralotte, NC 28202, United States
Phone: 704.372.9000
Fax: 704.334.4706
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Ninth Circuit Says Employee Bears Burden at Trial of Proving Available ADA Accommodation

We typically avoid reporting on cases that involve procedural issues primarily of interest to trial lawyers. However, once in a while, a procedural decision can have significant impacts on how employers structure their human…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

What Happens When One Disability Accommodation Triggers Another Disability Complaint?

In practice, employers have little difficulty accommodating most requests for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. If an employee requests a standing desk or short breaks to monitor blood glucose, employers…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employer Can Give Employee Option to Work During FMLA Leave

The Family and Medical Leave Act gives eligible employees an entitlement of up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave. The employer cannot require the employee to work during this time, and insistence by the employer that the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Ability to Work Rotating Shifts Considered Essential Job Function

When a current employee develops a disabling medical condition, employers are frequently faced with Americans with Disabilities Act accommodation requests that would fundamentally alter the way that the job has been performed…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Fourth Circuit Says Manager's Alleged Fear of 'Voodoo Curses' Constituted Race Discrimination

The legal line between race and national origin discrimination claims continues to fade as federal courts take an increasingly expansive definition of the term “race.” Last month in an unpublished decision, the Fourth Circuit…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New Proposal Would Create Consistent Standard Between USPTO and District Courts for Interpreting Patent Claims

On May 8, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced a proposed change to how it will handle challenges to patents. In essence, the proposal would result in a consistent claim construction standard between…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

CDFI Fund Issues $3.5 Billion Notice of Allocation for New Markets Tax Credits

The annual application period has opened for businesses and other organizations that want to invest in distressed communities with the help of federal tax credits. This week, the Community Development Financial Institutions…more
 /  Business Organizations, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Group Email Exchange Deemed Protected Concerted Activity

With all of the publicity over the Republican assumption of control of the National Labor Relations Board, employers could be excused if they assumed that all of the prior board’s decisions were now open for review and reversal…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Corporate Sustainability Focus Continues to Trend Upward

Public company focus on environmental, social, and governance issues has been trending upward for years, largely at the insistence of investors, employee, regulators, and other company stakeholders. A recent report entitled…more
 /  Business Organizations

Seventh Circuit Says Applicant Can Bring ADEA Disparate Impact Claim

Disparate impact discrimination claims involve allegations of bias based not on intentional conduct, but rather otherwise neutral policies that have a statistically significant negative result with respect to persons in a…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Labor Department Issues Field Bulletin on New Tip Credit Rules

As we previously reported, the recent federal budget legislation includes a new amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act that resolves a dispute over tip pooling practices. The law overrules a 2011 Department of Labor…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

The ICE-Man Cometh: How to Avoid Becoming the Next Immigration Raid Headline

Last October, Thomas Homan, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), announced that 2018 would see a significant increase in worksite related investigations. He pledged a four-fold increase in worksite…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

FLSA Does Not Regulate 'Spiritual Coercion'

The line between volunteer and unpaid labor can be difficult to distinguish. When do people freely agree to donate their time and services, and when are they persuaded or even coerced to do so?…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Nonprofit Law

U.S. Government Continues Raising the Cost of Noncompliance

The U.S. Justice Department, the Federal Trade Commission, and other federal agencies recently announced their 2018 increases for civil penalties. As the costs of violations continue rising, it is imperative that companies…more
 /  Administrative Law

N.C. Federal Court Allows Treble Damages Claim Based on Theft of Employee Personal Information

As the global focus on data protection increases, so expands the liability exposure for data holders following a breach. Employers collect significant amounts of sensitive personal information about their employees over the…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy
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