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Condemnation: Is the Offer You Received “Just Compensation”?

Condemnation: Is the Offer You Received “Just Compensation”? (PDF)

N.C. Small Claims Court: Cap Increases to $10,000

The North Carolina General Assembly recently enacted legislation that will expand the types of matters that a magistrate can consider in Small Claims Court.  Effective August 1, 2013, a magistrate will be empowered to consider matters where the amount is controversy is $10,000 or less, a significant increase from the former threshold of $5,000 or less.  Small Claims Court will continue to exercise authority over summary ejectment actions and requests for possession of specific personal propert ...
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Be Careful! Employer Policies/Personnel Actions on Use of Social Media Can Constitute an Unfair Labor Practice

Who would think that disciplining an employee for a derogatory social media post about working conditions (or having a social media policy banning such posts) could cause trouble for the employer?  The National Labor Relations Board, that’s who – and they will even cause trouble even for employers with no unions! Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act, 29 U.S.C. §157, applies to all employers, regardless of any union activity, and protects employees who are engaged in job related ...
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Contractors, Subcontractors, and Suppliers Beware: Change Your Practices and Procedures or Risk Losing or Subordinating Your Lien Rights

Effective today, April 1, 2013, there are significant changes to the laws governing Mechanic’s Liens under Chapter 44A because of the implementation of North Carolina General Assembly Session Law 2012-158[1].  This new law creates the Mechanic’s Lien Agent, which if not properly notified, may impacts the rights of contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers (“Materialmen”) in North Carolina’s construction industry.  Generally, this statute is intended to prevent “hidden liens” fro ...
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Changes in Employment Law: E-Verify Compliance, EEOC Guidance on Use of Arrest & Conviction Records

Changes in Employment Law: E-Verify Compliance, EEOC Guidance on Use of Arrest & Conviction Records (PDF)  

Condemnation Actions: What You Should Know When the State Takes Your Property

Condemnation Actions: What You Should Know When the State Takes Your Property (PDF)  

5 Common Problem Areas for Compensation Of Non-Exempt Employees

5 Common Problem Areas for Compensation Of Non-Exempt Employees (PDF)

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