July 9, 2019

HR Working Overtime in Response to the #MeToo Movement

In the midst of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, in October of 2017, actress Alyssa Milano took to Twitter and encouraged any woman…

June 4, 2019

Supreme Court Set to Tackle Potential Expansion of Title VII Protections

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. While the

December 14, 2018

Department of Labor Seeks Input In Establishing Prevailing Wage Rates For Federal Construction Projects

For federal contractors in North Carolina…now is your opportunity to provide input regarding prevailing wage rates under the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA).  The DBA governs contractors and subcontractors who perform work…

December 3, 2018

Bush Legacy Lives On Through Americans With Disabilities Act

As tributes to former President George H.W. Bush’s legacy continue in the wake of his passing, I find myself reflecting on one particular piece of legislation –…

September 14, 2018

NLRB Proposes New Joint Employer Standard

In November 2017, the United States Senate confirmed Peter Robb as the new General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”). On December 1, 2017, Mr. Robb issued Memorandum…

September 12, 2018

Department of Labor Seeks Input Regarding Possible Changes to Overtime Rules

In June of 2015, in response to former President Obama’s mandate that it take steps to ensure that employees are compensated fairly, the United States Department of Labor released proposed…

July 11, 2018

Draining the Swamp:  What Trump’s Proposed Merger of Labor and Education Departments Means For Employers

Last year, the federal Office of Management and Budget announced a plan “to make government lean, accountable, and more efficient.”  Cited as the next step in a series of reform…

June 29, 2018

In North Carolina, Civil Relief for Applicants with Criminal Records Is Now Within Reach

On June 25, 2018, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill 774 into law, providing judges with discretion for reducing civil barriers to employment, housing, and other essential opportunities…

May 21, 2018

Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Clauses in Employment Agreements

On May 21, 2018, in three cases in which employees sought to pursue collective claims against Epic Systems Corp., Ernst & Young, LLP, and Murphy Oil USA, Inc. for alleged…

March 1, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Whistleblower Protections Under Dodd-Frank

On February 21, 2018, in the case of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, the United States Supreme Court unanimously decided that employees who raise internal complaints about possible violation…

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