What Executive Order 158 Means for Businesses and Job Seekers in NC

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North Carolina’s Governor Cooper recently signed Executive Order 158, which will implement fair chance policies at state agencies. The Order, effective November 1, 2020, will increase employment opportunities for people with criminal records. The Order removes criminal history questions from state employment applications and prohibits inquiries into an individual’s criminal history during the initial stages…

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Updates to NC Laws During COVID-19

updates to NC laws during covid-19

The North Carolina General Assembly recently passed a COVID-19 relief bill, which was then signed by Governor Cooper. Included in this bill was nearly $1.6 billion in relief for public health and safety, educational needs, small business assistance, and continuing state government operations.  Following the passage of those monetary relief measures, the General Assembly also…

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Returning to the workplace after COVID-19: what you need to know

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The COVID-19 pandemic brought some Charlotte business to a halt, while forcing others to change the way they operate – whether allowing employees to work from home, implementing safety and social distancing measures, or providing curbside and delivery-only services.  North Carolina’s Governor Cooper recently released a three-phased plan for reopening the state, and plans allow…

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Spring Cleaning for Your Business

spring cleaning for your business

Often the day-to-day business management tasks keep our focus and time in such tight attention that we are unable to get to other, big-picture items that also require care. In the rare instances when we find blocks of free time, it can be helpful to have a prepared list of items to tackle. Our business…

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Do I Need to Change my Corporate Structure From an S Corp to a C Corp Now That I am Established?

In 2018, the federal government changed the tax laws and that change has led to many of our Charlotte business clients asking “Should I change my corporate structure from an S Corp to a C Corp?” Smaller businesses wondering if their current status as an S corporation should be changed to a C corporation have…

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Representative Case: Thibeau and Phone Ninjas, LLC v. Bryant

Thibeau and Phone Ninjas, LLC v. Bryant

Practice Area: Business Law Our Charlotte-based law firm is equipped to and experienced in handling a variety of business law cases. We are able to represent firms, based here and internationally, who do business in Charlotte, as well as represent individuals going head-to-head with large companies, small businesses, and individiuals. In this case, our firm…

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The Pros and Cons of Working for an International Company

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Interested in working for an international company but worried that it might not be the right fit for you? I recently interviewed an employee of an international company and put together this list of pros and cons for you to consider when you are deciding whether or not to apply to work for an international…

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How Do I Protect My Investment in My Employees?

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Have you started your own business and realize you need to start hiring employees but worried about protecting your company? Here are a few options you have in making sure you are looking out for yourself and for the company, while also working to protect your investment in your employees. Non-Compete Agreement A non-compete agreement…

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Staying Fit While Traveling – International Business Travel

Staying Fit While Traveling

A common issue that business travelers have is how to focus on staying fit while traveling. Traveling consists of eating lots of quick meals in rushed environments with little time for exercise and general health. While on the road, it can be difficult to make sure you get enough sleep, which can also lead to…

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5 Benefits of Hiring a Local Law Firm Instead of an Outside Firm

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If you own a business in North Carolina that has been sued, the first step you should take is hiring a local law firm to defend the case and help protect your company moving forward. Many companies, especially those based outside of the US who own businesses in North Carolina, may consider hiring counsel from…

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