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Potential Individual Liability for Claims in the Workplace

Potential Individual Liability for Claims in the Workplace (PDF)

Your Business Has Been Hacked, Now What?

Due to the increasing number of attacks by computer hackers and malicious software (or malware) all businesses should have a plan in place in the event their computer system is compromised. Depending on the nature of your business and the types of personal information your business maintains with respect to its customers, certain legal obligations may be triggered upon discovery of a hack or breach of your business’s computer systems. One of these obligations may include a requirement to notif ...
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EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues

By notice issued July 14, 2014, the US Equal Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination and related issues.[1]  The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”), enacted in 1978, provides that discrimination in any of the terms of employment based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”).  The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendm ...
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Is Your Noncompetition Agreement a Shield or a Sword?

Business owners often use noncompetition agreements to protect their business interests.  The goal is to prevent former employees from using skills and knowledge obtained during their employment to benefit a competitor.  But are noncompete agreements truly enforceable? The answer may depend on how carefully the terms are structured. In North Carolina, an enforceable noncompetition agreement must be based on valuable consideration and written into the employment contract.  It also must be: ...
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Section 7 of NLRA and Social Media Policies

Section 7 of NLRA and Social Media Policies (PDF)

Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation and Non-Disclosure Agreements

Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation and Non-Disclosure Agreements (PDF)

Business Liability for Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices

How does a business know when it is committing an “Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practice”?  Unfortunately, most of the time a business first becomes aware of the possibility after a plaintiff files a complaint against the business. A plaintiff who succeeds on a claim for Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices (“UDTP”) will have his or her actual damages trebled/tripled.  Additionally, a successful plaintiff may recovery reasonable attorneys’ fees (award is within the discretion of the ...
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