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Living DNAngerously

Jan. 31, 2019 by

DNA testing is powerful and valuable, and grows more powerful every day. But like most advanced science, it is not with out its perils, some of them unforeseen. There are laws in place that address some protections against genetic discrimination, including GINA, (the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act, a US federal law), but they are far from comprehensive.

Are you a small business owner confused about how the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) affects you?

Are you a small business owner confused about how the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) affects you?

Mar. 16, 2015 by

The Small Business Administration offers Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars. The SBA and Small Business Majority will host free Affordable Care Act 101 webinars so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they

Upcoming Changes to Unemployment Requirements

Upcoming Changes to Unemployment Requirements

Mar. 25, 2013 by

The North Carolina General Assembly has been busily rewriting Chapter 96 of the General Statutes, “Employment Security” – known to most of us as Unemployment, Unemployment Benefits, or Unemployment Insurance. One change you should be aware of relates to your

Wardrobe Malfunction

Wardrobe Malfunction

Mar. 19, 2012 by

Employment At Will I have often had to explain to clients and potential clients what “at-will employment” means. Briefly, it means that an employer can fire you (in an at-will state, like North Carolina) for no reason, or for any

Fine Furnishings

Fine Furnishings

Dec. 2, 2010 by

Employers are required to “furnish” a pay stub detailing deductions from your pay. State law does not dictate the form it must take, however.

Settle or Sue?

Settle or Sue?

Nov. 12, 2010 by

Only about 10% of filed lawsuits make it to the courtroom; many disputes that could lead to lawsuits are settled before litigation ever starts. One of the primary reasons for this is the concept of settlement. Once the parties bring the facts out and lay out their respective views of the situation, it is often discovered that there is a solution the defendant can offer and that the damaged party is willing to accept to resolve the dispute. The question of whether or not to accept a settlement offer always rests with the client.

Let me check my files and get back to you…

Let me check my files and get back to you…

Jul. 21, 2010 by

Everyone’s keeping a file on you; why aren’t you keeping a file?

The Envelope, Please…

The Envelope, Please…

May. 19, 2010 by

Sometimes, the information ON the envelope can save a case from a statute of limitations.

All Aboard!

All Aboard!

Feb. 21, 2010 by

Welcome; here’s how I intend to use my blog.