Understanding North Carolina Worker’s Compensation Benefits

Understanding North Carolina Worker's Compensation Benefits

If you’re injured on the job, the financial strain that comes from either needing medical treatment or being unable to work for an extended period of time can cause unnecessary stress.  Fortunately, in North Carolina, workers’ compensation benefits are designed to provide financial assistance to employees who are injured on the job. Our firm helps…

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Can I Use The Myers-Briggs Personality Test When Hiring?

Can I Use The Myers-Briggs Personality Test When Hiring?

This is a student guest post from Landen P. Fulton. Landen is a Charlotte native and currently an undergraduate student studying philosophy and economics at Virginia Tech. His future plans include pursuing a career in law and continuing to examine ethics.  Personality tests have become increasingly popular since the twentieth century, with the Myers-Briggs Personality…

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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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Cybercrime & COVID-19: How to Protect Your Business

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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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Spring Cleaning for Your Business

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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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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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Should I Hire an Independent Contractor or an Employee?

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How to Decide What’s Right (and Legal) for Your NC Business The decisions to be made when starting a new business in North Carolina, or when the time comes to scale up your business, can be daunting. One of the most important decisions for small business owners to make is “Should I Hire an Independent…

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Workplace Harassment Claims- What Employers Need to Know

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Harassment in the workplace has risen to the forefront in the media, and employers are (rightfully) concerned about how to protect their employees and businesses from workplace harassment claims. Employers want to know what exactly harassment is and how to prevent it. Some employees may complain of conduct that meets the common-sense definition of harassment,…

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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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I’m Hiring a New Salesperson, Do I Need a Non-Compete?

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Non-competes, also known as “covenants not to compete,” are restrictive covenants found in some employment agreements. A non-compete is an agreement between the employer and employee that restricts the employee’s right to compete with the employer for a set period of time after employment ends. Employers opt for non-competes most often in situations where they…

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