Today's Workers' Compensation and Employment Decisions by the NC Court of Appeals

In Panos v. Timco Engine Center, the court considered the applicability of the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act (NCWHA) to an employee who works outside of North Carolina.  Plaintiff had brought an action based on the company's failure to pay severance as required by his employment contract.  Although the company was based in North

Fourth Circuit Finds for Plaintiff in FLSA Overtime Case

In Desmond v. PNGI Charles Town Gaming, the Fourth Circuit reversed the trial court, concluding instead that the plaintiff was not exempt from being paid overtime as an administrative employee.  Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), one of the “white collar” exceptions to the overtime requirement is the administrative exception.  An administrative position is

Burton Speaks at NCBA CLE on Sex, Family, and the Constitution

Burton Craige spoke at a North Carolina Bar Association CLE on Sex, Family, and the Constitution, which was put together by the NCBA Constitutional Rights & Responsibilities and Family Law Sections.  He spoke on the topic of child custody by non-biological parents.  He presented a paper, written along with Narendra Ghosh, entitled Custody Disputes Between

Jonathan Harkavy Presents 2007-08 Annual Supreme Court Review of Employment Law Cases

At the 24th Annual North Carolina/South Carolina Labor and Employment Law CLE held in Asheville, Jonathan Harkavy presented his 2007-08 annual review of the Supreme Court’s employment law cases.  His paper is entitled Supreme Court of the United States Employment Law Commentary, 2007 Term. Summary: The 2007 Term of the Supreme Court of the United

2008 AFL-CIO LCC Conference Session on Protecting Injured Workers

Valerie Johnson spoke at the 2008 Annual Conference of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee (LCC), which was held in Seattle.  Valerie’s talk was part of a session concerning health and safety for workers.  She presented a paper, written along with Narendra Ghosh, titled How Can Unions Protect Injured Workers? Summary: This paper discusses some common