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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
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  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
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  • Labor & Employment Law
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  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
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  • Transportation
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  • Worker’s Compensation
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Locations
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  • North Carolina
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

DOJ Cracks Down on No-Poach Agreements

On April 3, 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it had “reached a settlement with Knorr-Bremse AG and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation, two of the world’s largest rail equipment suppliers, to…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Labor & Employment Law

Draft North Carolina Tax Legislation Released

On April 11, 2018, the General Assembly’s Revenue Laws Study Committee released a draft tax bill for possible introduction in the legislative session that convenes May 16. This Alert provides a summary of the more important…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Effect of Marijuana Legalization on the Workplace

Federal law prohibits marijuana use. Despite this, over the last few years, many states have legalized marijuana use for both medicinal and recreational purposes…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

New HSR Reporting Thresholds Announced for 2018

The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR) requires parties to transactions meeting certain size thresholds to make notification filings with the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Unpaid Intern or Employee? - DOL’s Enforcement Policy Is Changing

In a news release issued this month, the federal Department of Labor (DOL) advised that it will begin using a more flexible test to determine whether interns are really employees. This is important, in part, because for-profit…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

“Disclosure Settlements” Live On In North Carolina Merger Litigation – But Will the Fee Awards Continue to Justify Lawsuits?

The North Carolina Business Court recently approved a “disclosure settlement” of a merger challenge, suggesting that in North Carolina such settlements may remain a viable means of resolving merger lawsuits – at least where the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Remedies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

ISS and Glass Lewis Update Their Proxy Voting Guidelines for 2018

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis), two of the leading providers of corporate governance research and proxy voting services, have published their updated proxy voting guidelines for…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Minimum Wage Increases in January 2018

As of January 1, 2018, minimum wage increases will affect employers in numerous states and localities. Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the minimum wage for non-exempt employees remains at $7.25 per hour, but if a…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

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
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