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150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2300
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601, United States
Phone: 919-821-1220
Fax: 919-821-6800
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
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  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
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  • Military Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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  • North Carolina
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

DOT Adds Synthetic Opioids to Drug Testing Panel

As of January 1, 2018, employers regulated by the federal Department of Transportation (DOT) must include certain synthetic opioids in their mandated drug testing policies and programs. DOT published a final rule on November 13,…more
 /  Transportation

Plan Now for a Safe and Happy Holiday Party

It’s holiday party time! The company holiday party can boost employee morale and celebrate the company’s successes in the past year, but a holiday party may also create a few legal pitfalls for the unwary employer…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

[Webinar] 2017 OFCCP DEVELOPMENTS: What Federal Contractors Need to Know for 2018 - November 14th, 10:00am PT

Obama-era executive orders and regulatory reforms came under review this year. Many survived; others did not. OFCCP took its pursuit of pay equity enforcement to a new level seeking unprecedented volumes of contractor pay…more
 /  Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Employee Benefit Plans End-Of-Year Checklist – What Employers Need to Know

Fall is here, which means open enrollment is coming up and end-of-year deadlines are right around the corner. As we quickly approach the end of 2017 and the start of a new year, here are some deadlines that employers will want…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

California Bans Salary History Inquiries

Employers who routinely ask applicants about their salary history should be aware that in a growing number of jurisdictions that practice may be illegal. Last week, California became the fourth state to enact a law prohibiting…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

SEC Issues New Guidance on Pay Ratio Rule, Emphasizing “Flexibility” of Median Employee Pay Calculation

On September 21, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an interpretive release to assist public companies in complying with the SEC’s pay ratio rule. The SEC’s interpretive release emphasized the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

DACA Going Forward

On September 5th, the Trump administration announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will end in six months, on March 5, 2018, unless Congress agrees on a replacement for the program. Employers…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Senate Bill 628 Update

Two previous Tax Alerts, Tax Provisions in the 2017 Budget Bill (June 20, 2017) and Tax Legislation Enacted During the Regular Session of the 2017 North Carolina General Assembly (June 30, 2017), summarized the major tax…more
 /  Taxation

Status of the Overtime Rule - What Now?

Within the past two weeks, the federal district court in Texas granted summary judgment in favor of the business groups and 21 states that had challenged the Department of Labor’s rule doubling the salary level threshold for…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

My Company Can be Sued Where?: Supreme Court Resolves Some Questions of Where Businesses May Be Sued for Patent Infringement but Leaves Others Unsettled

After a long period in which the U.S. Supreme Court considered intellectual property issues only occasionally, the Court has frequently focused on intellectual property matters in recent years, reflecting the increasing…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Legislature Authorizes, But Limits, Water and Sewer Impact Fees

Controversy and litigation have erupted in North Carolina in recent years with regard to water and sewer impact fees levied by cities and counties on new real estate development. The fees are authorized in "local bill" State…more
 /  Administrative Law, Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

USCIS Revises Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, on July 17, 2017. Between now and September 17, 2017, employers may use either the version of…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

2017 N.C. Legislative Session in Review

The N.C. General Assembly worked into the early morning hours on June 30 to finish its business for the 2017 legislative session. The session officially began January 11 and ran for six months for a total of 93 legislative days…more
 /  Business Organizations, Communications & Media Law, Education, Elections & Politics, Taxation

AIA Releases Updated Construction Contract Forms

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently released the 2017 edition of eleven standard construction and design contract forms, and it plans to release revisions to an additional eighteen forms in the fall of 2017. The…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

SEC to Review Draft Registration Statements on a Nonpublic Basis

Effective July 10, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will review draft registration statements for initial public offerings and follow-on offerings within the first year of initial registration on a nonpublic…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law
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