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

Telecommuting Deemed Reasonable Accommodation for In-House Attorney

As technology changes, courts have increasingly accepted disabled employees’ arguments that they can remotely perform the essential functions of their jobs. Therefore, telecommuting may be recognized as a form of required…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Practical Suggestions on ‘Why Compliance Programs Fail’

I recently cracked open my Harvard Business Review to the article on “Why Compliance Programs Fail.” I read with great interest the authors’ theory on how weak, milk-toast metrics can result in check-the-box, paper-only…more
 /  Business Organizations

Fourth Circuit Rejects Sexual Harassment Claim by Employee Who Quit Days Into Her Investigation

Employers are not strictly liable for hostile environment sexual harassment by a victim’s co-workers. The employer may be held responsible under Title VII if it knew or should have known of the harassment and failed to take…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Sixth Circuit Says Title VII Protects Transgender Employees

On the heels of last week’s Second Circuit decision finding sexual orientation discrimination prohibited under Title VII, on Wednesday, a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals panel held that Title VII likewise protects transgender…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Vacates Joint Employer Decision Based on Possible Conflict

Earlier this year, EmployNews reported that the National Labor Relations Board had reversed its controversial 2015 Browning-Ferris decision, which set a new standard for joint employer liability for labor law violations. In the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Ninth Circuit Agrees to Reconsider Tip Credit Case

For employers in the hospitality industry, tipping policies continue to pose significant litigation risks. A number of restaurant groups have faced recent class and collective action claims based on allegations that the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Second Circuit Says Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

In a major decision, the full Second Circuit Court of Appeals became the second federal appellate circuit to conclude that Title VII’s prohibitions against sex discrimination also apply to discrimination and harassment claims…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Religious School Does Not Have to Restrict Hiring By Faith to Claim Ministerial Exemption

In its 2012 Hosanna-Tabor decision, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized a “ministerial exemption” to employment claims brought under Title VII and the ADA. The exception allows religious employers to make what otherwise would be…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education, Labor & Employment Law

Helping Our Fellow Litigators in Guam

A small group of American attorneys recently flew across the Pacific Ocean to Guam, nearly 6,000 miles west of San Francisco. The American College of Trial Lawyers had been collaborating with an associate justice of Guam’s…more
 /  Law Practice Products & Services

Get Consent to Access Personal Devices Employees Use for Work

By now, most employers are familiar with “Bring Your Own Device to Work” policies. These policies allow employees to access company information through their own computers, smartphones, tablets, etc…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

North Carolina’s New Plan for Mental Health

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services recently laid out a road map for improving behavioral health services in the state. The report to the state legislature was the result of numerous stakeholder meetings…more
 /  Health

Countdown to GDPR Deadline: What Your Organization Should Be Doing to Prepare

In late May, the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect, changing the manner in which companies all over the world – not just those in the EU – store and use Europeans’ personal data. GDPR…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, International Law & Trade

Unable to Pass Licensing Requirements, Unable to Make ADA Claims

The Americans with Disabilities Act is not an affirmative action law. Employers are not required to waive basic job requirements if the applicant or employee is unable to perform them due to a disabling medical condition. This…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

What Looming Supreme Court Decisions Could Mean for Patent Litigation

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to rule soon on a case that could fundamentally change how patent litigation plays out in America, as well as a second case that is more of a tweak around the edges. The potential game-changer…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

For OSHA Purposes, First Circuit Deems Subcontractor Employee of General Contractor

Construction contractors are familiar with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Multi-Employer Worksite rule. Under this rule, a general contractor (GC) can be held liable for safety violations committed by…more
 /  Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law
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