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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Employment Law: What is a Right to Sue Letter from the EEOC?

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In most federal employment discrimination cases, before an employee can file a lawsuit against his or her employer, the employee is required to exhaust administrative avenues by filing a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Once the complaint is filed, the employer is on notice that any negative actions against the…

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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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