What Really Matters

Technicalities Get a Boost–As If HR Needed Another One!

A new North Carolina law reiterates that HR life can be full of technicalities. Just last month, Governor Cooper signed a bill requiring NC employers to do three simple things: (i) for new employees, give them a written statement of their "promised wages" and the day and place of payment;...
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Vaccine Mandates Have Come to North Carolina Workplaces

And more are on the way. Led by healthcare employers like hospitals and continuing care retirement communities, policies making vaccines mandatory for employees are here.  Early legal challenges have failed, emboldening employers.  Mostly, though, COVID is surging again with the Delta variant.  And vaccines work. Will employees quit, making it...
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Canterbury School Welcomes New Leader

Our client Canterbury School here in Greensboro has welcomed its next Head of School, Harrison Stuart as of July 1.  Read about Harrison here. We are happy for Canterbury to have found such an outstanding leader, with vision and commitment to childhood education.  Great things to come!
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The $125 Million Per Hour Accommodation

A Wisconsin jury did not like that WalMart discharged an employee with Down syndrome after she was unable to adjust to a one-hour shift change.  For the giant retailer, there was no everyday low price for its mistake--the jury charged a whopping $125 million verdict. The case is actually quite...
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Revisiting, . . . Patti Ramseur!

Can I say again how remarkable it is for my partner Patti to be one of the Top Ten lawyers in North Carolina in the latest rankings by SuperLawyers?!?  Can I talk about some numbers?  There are over 28,000 people licensed to practice law in NC.  Top Ten of them....
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