Employment Law


In today’s rapidly evolving business environment, it is critical for companies to maintain solid and fair labor and employment relationships with their employees. The Employment Law attorneys at Smith Debnam are experienced legal professionals with an in-depth knowledge of North Carolina employment law.

At Smith Debnam, we regularly guide business owners and employers all across North Carolina and the greater Triangle region, including Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Zebulon, and Fuquay-Varina. Smith Debnam’s employment law attorneys are skilled at helping businesses of all sizes set up systems to avoid problems in employment relationships. We can assist with preparing employment handbooks and policies regarding:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Termination
  • Commissions
  • Hiring Policies
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Law
  • Wage and Hour
  • Overtime Compensation
  • Workplace Conduct
  • Age Discrimination
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • EEOC Policies
  • HR Policies
  • Employee Manuals
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Disputes

We are also prepared to advise in difficult employment law issues. Whether you require legal representation before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or in state or federal court, our litigators are able to assist. When employment conflicts are resolved, our Employment Law professionals can craft the appropriate settlements and releases to ensure they stay that way.

Our employment lawyer professionals understand the importance of working closely with employers to learn the details and specific circumstances involved in each unique situation. Our mission at Smith Debnam is to provide quality, personalized legal services to Employers in the Greater Raleigh area and throughout North Carolina.

Sample Representations Include:

  • Assisted client in responding to EEOC complaint, which was resolved in client’s favor.
  • Participated in EEOC mediation, resulting in favorable settlement.
  • Defended federal court discrimination suit.
  • Advised employer regarding former employee’s violation of non-compete agreement.
  • Advised executive in re-drafting of employment contracts.


“Smith Debnam is comprised of attorneys of excellent legal talent. Work is performed both expertly and timely. This firm is able to address a wide variety of legal services. If I find myself in need of additional legal services, I will not hesitate to go to Smith Debnam. “
– Mike Z.

  • Employer Consultation & Representation
  • Employment Contracts
  • Workplace Policies & Procedures
  • Severance Agreements
  • Negotiations & Settlements
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