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Boating Safety: Rules & Regulations for North Carolina Boaters

By Adam Seifer | Jun 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Boating Safety: Rules & Regulations for North Carolina Boaters
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It is officially summer, and many of you are probably planning outings on Lake Wylie or Lake Norman over the next few months. Before you head out on your boat, it is important to know and follow the rules and regulations for boating in North Carolina. Boating safety goes beyond wearing a personal flotation device…

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Your Divorce Questions – Answered

By Jamie Filliben | Jun 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Your Divorce Questions – Answered
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Anyone facing the process of separation and divorce likely has many questions. As experienced family law attorneys in Charlotte, NC, we are here to help answer your questions and guide you through the often difficult and emotional process. What are grounds for a divorce in North Carolina? When someone talks about divorce, they usually are…

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Hiring New Employees: Protecting AND Growing Your Business

By Mathew Flatow | May 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Hiring New Employees: Protecting AND Growing Your Business
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After a grueling search over resumes, countless interviews, and internal discussion you finally landed the perfect new addition to your company.  There is not a better feeling than finding that new addition who you feel will work wonders for the business. Now that you have the best person and they have accepted your offer, it’s…

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Are Independent Contractors Worth the Hype?

By Mathew Flatow | May 9, 2017 | Comments Off on Are Independent Contractors Worth the Hype?
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If you have started your own business or you already run a small business by yourself and you want to bring on help, you may think hiring independent contractors are the way to go. You may have heard that independent contractors are better for small businesses than hiring full- or part-time employees, but before making…

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An Employee Filed a Claim Against me with the EEOC. What do I Do?

By Mathew Flatow | Apr 25, 2017 | Comments Off on An Employee Filed a Claim Against me with the EEOC. What do I Do?
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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is the federal agency responsible for investigating and prosecuting claims of discrimination in the workplace.  Employees who feel they have been discriminated against have 180 days from the date of the alleged discriminatory act to file a charge with the EEOC.  Within 10 days of receiving the charge, the…

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What is a fair workers’ compensation settlement?

By Mathew Flatow | Apr 11, 2017 | Comments Off on What is a fair workers’ compensation settlement?
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Whether you work in an industrial, office, or retail setting, there is always going to be the possibility that you are injured on the job. Workplace accidents can take on many different forms, ranging from slip and falls, injuries caused by falling materials, overexertion, exposure to harmful chemicals, injuries resulting from workplace conditions and practices,…

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Can I file a workers’ compensation claim after being terminated?

By Mathew Flatow | Mar 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Can I file a workers’ compensation claim after being terminated?
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Under North Carolina’s Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA), workers who file a workers’ compensation claim are protected from retaliation by their employers [§ 95-241(a)(1)(a)]. This means that your employer cannot fire, demote, or change your employment situation for the worse because you file a workers’ compensation claim. However, North Carolina employers do not have to…

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Shoplifting Laws in North Carolina

By Adam Seifer | Mar 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Shoplifting Laws in North Carolina
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A shoplifting charge, or conviction, on your record often has far-reaching consequences, beyond what happens in the courthouse. This type of offense is known in the legal world as a “crime of moral turpitude.” Since shoplifting is associated with low morality, opportunities can be limited when applying for college, a job, or a new apartment…

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Drug Paraphernalia Laws in North Carolina

By Adam Seifer | Mar 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Drug Paraphernalia Laws in North Carolina
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Being charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia is a serious offense, and also one that bewilders many defendants. How can someone be charged with a drug crime when no illegal drugs are actually found? And how can it be against the law to possess items that are legally available for purchase in stores?

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Cell Phone Privacy Rights: Who Can Get Access to My Cell Phone?

By Adam Seifer | Mar 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Cell Phone Privacy Rights: Who Can Get Access to My Cell Phone?
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Privacy rights for digital devices is still a largely unsettled and a relatively new issue today. UC-Davis Law Professor Elizabeth Joh says, “There’s still no good set of protections for a portal into your private life.” However there have been a couple of notable rulings that focused on whether or not police are permitted to…

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