DIY divorce Charlotte

The COVID-19 pandemic has made things a little more difficult for couples wanting to separate and divorce in Charlotte. With court delays due to a temporary limit on operations and stay-at-home orders, many couples have considered the possibility of a “DIY” or uncontested divorce to move the process along. The NC court system reopened on…

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wearing a mask in public nc

One common question, now that North Carolina has begun their phased reopening, is “Do I have to wear a mask while in public?” Update: Executive Order 147, effective June 26, 2020 Governor Cooper has signed Executive Order 147, which extends Phase 2 of reopening NC for three more weeks, as well as makes wearing face…

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The onset of the pandemic in the United States in early 2020 has renewed concerns regarding prison population overcrowding throughout the country, as well as heightened health and safety concerns among those incarcerated and their families. Requests for early release, compassionate release, and conversion to home confinement have flooded the justice systems in most states…

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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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return to work covid-19

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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cybercrime

The FBI has reported a rise in reports of cybercrime since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Compared to the months before the pandemic began, reports have quadrupled. At the beginning of April, The US National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) warned businesses that cybercriminals could be targeting a company’s intellectual property, company secrets, and…

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return to work workers' compensation

This post was updated August 2020 to include information about returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Workplace accidents or illnesses happen to any employee, whether they work in an industrial setting or in an office. These accidents can take many different forms and can happen despite taking any necessary safety precautions. If the injury…

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doctor

This post was updated August 2020 to include information about returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your job is important. When you get hurt and can’t work, your employer wants you to return and fill that position as soon as possible. Your doctor wants you to rest and recover from your injuries. Can your…

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