Employment Law Blog

Am I a Large Employer Under the Affordable Care Act?

Jan. 24, 2013

Questions about how the Affordable Care Act will be implemented could fill this blog for weeks, but the most common question I have received thus far from clients is how to determine whether their business qualifies as a "large employer" for purposes of the Act.…

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A Little Different Post

Dec. 19, 2012

Just yesterday, twice, in the course of giving legal advice, I caught myself making statements like, "It's my job to consider the worst possible scenario" or "I have to make certain you are protected if this whole deal goes south." While I was advising a…

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Consider the Season

Nov. 27, 2012

Consider the Season    As any retailer will tell you, this year's Holiday Season is special. We are in the midst of the longest possible "Holiday Season," defined as the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Because Thanksgiving was one week earlier than usual this year,…

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Another Reason to Consider Hiring Veterans

Nov. 13, 2012

Yesterday, as a nation, we celebrated Veterans' Day. Some communities held parades, courts and banks were closed. My kids didn't have to go to school and many of my Facebook friends posted heartfelt thank you notes to the people in their lives that have served…

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FY 2012 EEOC Statistics: A Reality Check

Nov. 2, 2012

Last week I attended the annual meeting of the Labor & Employment law sections of the North and South Carolina Bars here in Asheville. While at the meeting, I went to a presentation by Lynette Barnes, Regional Attorney for the Charlotte District of the EEOC.…

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The Great American Right and How it Affects Your Workplace

Oct. 19, 2012

Over the next two and a half weeks, we, as Americans, will participate in one of the hallmarks of our great country's success and vision. We will elect one of the leaders of the free world without violence, without bloodshed, without guns, without coups, and…

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Rethinking Outside Counsel as Ghost Writer

Oct. 12, 2012

Halloween may still be over two weeks away, but I've already donned my ghost costume many times this year. As outside counsel, I frequently ghost write letters, position statements, responses to document requests and other correspondence to governmental agencies to be signed by in-house counsel,…

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