Over the past year and a half, employers have become all too familiar with various public health agencies and their regulations, recommendations, and preventative measures.
Seventy-two Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been named to the 2022 Best Lawyers in America® list, while ten have been highlighted as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective categories.
North Carolina employers must comply with new wage notification requirements due to amendments to the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act (N.C. Gen. Stat. 95-25.1 et seq.), which went into effect last month.
The South Carolina Supreme Court significantly modified the “statutory employee doctrine” framework last week, making it easier for employees of contractors and subcontractors to sue worksite employers for work-related injuries and accidents.
On August 13, 2021, OSHA updated its COVID-19 guidance applicable to employers not covered by its recent healthcare emergency temporary standard (ETS).
On August 15, 2021, South Carolina’s new “Open Carry With Training Act” took effect. Under the new “Open Carry” law, individuals who possess a South Carolina concealable weapon permit (“CWP”) can carry a concealable weapon openly on the individual’s person or in a manner that is concealed, i.e., hidden from public view in normal wear of clothing.
On August 10, 2021, the U.S. Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684) that would make big investments in roads, bridges, ports, airports, electric grids, water systems and broadband.
The week of July 26, 2021 heralded multiple developments relating to COVID-19 that would be significant if measured independently, but escalate to a monumental impact because of their synchronicity.
In a lawsuit by a terminated employee claiming former supervisors conspired to target her with negative performance reviews which ultimately resulted in dismissal, the employee now has an easier path to recovery following a recent South Carolina Supreme Court decision.
Earlier this year, six employees died during a tragic accident at a poultry processor in Georgia. A leak of liquid nitrogen within the plant caused the accident.
On July 27, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance on masking and other health measures in light of the rise in coronavirus cases fueled by the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19.
North Carolina and South Carolina enforce their own workplace safety and health plans. As “state plan states,” they are required to adopt regulations that are at least as effective as those adopted by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
President Biden’s executive order on “Promoting Competition in the American Economy” arguably could have little to no immediate–or even long term impact–on physicians in the healthcare industry, as physician non-compete agreements (“NCAs”) are already subject to the strictures of state law in a purposeful manner that promotes access and continuity of care, while concomitantly preserving healthcare providers’ ability to protect their investment.