Articles About North Carolina Labor And Employment Law.
North Carolina Senate Passes Medical Cannabis Bill
On Monday, June 6, 2022, the North Carolina Senate voted on third reading to pass a bill that would allow medical cannabis use in the state. Senate Bill 711 received bipartisan support and passed by a vote of 36-7.
North Carolina Prohibits Public Sector Entities from Paying Ransom in a Ransomware Cyberattack
North Carolina federal court holds it lacks jurisdiction over claims of out-of-state opt-ins
In the latest court ruling to address personal jurisdiction over out-of-state opt-in plaintiffs in Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions, a federal district court in North Carolina held that it lacked jurisdiction over individuals who did not work for the defendant employer within the state, were not hired in the
Document Policies 101 [Construction Industry]
Construction industry players are deluged with documents.
North Carolina’s City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Adopt Nondiscrimination Ordinances
Joining a host of communities in North Carolina, the Charlotte City Council has unanimously passed an ordinance to add nondiscrimination protections for sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, familial status, veteran status, pregnancy, and natural hairstyle.
Promises in Writing: Recent Amendments to North Carolina Wage and Hour Act
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.
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Clears Senate Hurdle. What Impact Would the Bill Have on North Carolina?
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.
North Carolina Modifies Requirements Governing Pay Notice and Final Wages for Separated Employees
On July 8, 2021, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed Senate Bill (SB) 208, An Act Making Various Changes to the Labor Laws of North Carolina, which includes changes to the pay notice provisions for employees and payment of final wages to separated employees. The amendments to the North Carolina
N.C. and S.C. OSHA Agencies Take Different Approaches to Emergency COVID-19 Standard
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).
Legislative Update April 16, 2021
The General Assembly returned to Raleigh this week following last week’s spring recess. The Senate bill filing deadline closed on April 6, resulting in a significant number of new bills. The House of Representative’s final filing deadline for non-budget-related bills is May 4, so we expect to see additional proposals filed between now and then.
North Carolina Court Upholds 10-Year Restrictive Covenant Between Employer and Former Employee
When one thinks of a “reasonable” temporal scope for a restrictive covenant between employer and employee, usually that period is measured in months or years, not decades. But as a recent North Carolina decision reminds us, context is everything, and a 10-year restriction can be enforceable in the right
Partial Setback for North Carolina’s Statute Governing Unionization of Farmworkers
The Carolinas are the least unionized states in the nation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Similarly, unionization of farmworkers in the Carolinas also is very low. Unlike other business segments governed by the National Labor Relations Act, however, the unionization of farmworkers is governed by state law. Recently, a Federal Court issued an interim ruling about a North Carolina law governing unionization of farmworkers.
Hillsborough County Safer-At-Home Order
On March 26, 2020, Hillsborough County issued an order directing citizens to stay at home as much as possible during the continued COVID-19 crisis. The Safer-At-Home Order will go into effect at 10:00 p.m. on March 27, 2020, and will continue on a daily basis until it expires or is rescinded. Currently, the Order does not state when it expires.
Mecklenburg County N.C. Issues Stay at Home Order
In response to the spread of COVID-19, Mecklenburg County, the City of Charlotte, and other municipalities in the county have issued a “stay at home” order that goes into effect on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. The order will remain in force for three weeks and may be extended based on recommendations from public health officials.