Amicus Brief Filed on Behalf of School Administrator in Adkins v. Stanly County Board of Education

The North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), along with the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation, North Carolina Association of Educators, and North Carolina Troopers Association, have submitted an amicus brief to the N.C. Court of Appeals in Adkins v. Stanly County Board of Education.  The brief argues that the school board violated the plaintiff’s

Guaranty Fund Bill Passed by NC Legislature

The North Carolina Life & Health Insurance Guaranty Association is a state agency that, as one of its dutites, provides a guarantee for an annuity bought by North Carolina residents.  If the company that sells the annuity fails, then the Guaranty Association will take over paying the annuity up to a certain amount ($300,000 per

Employee Free Choice Act Update

Here's the latest update on the Senate negotiations on EFCA.  As expected, it comes down to figuring out what the moderate Democrats in the Senate will support.  For more information of the various parts of the bill, see Narendra's paper on the NLRA and EFCA.

Narendra Speaks at NCBA CLE on Labor Law and the Employee Free Choice Act

Narendra Ghosh spoke at the North Carolina Bar Association’s 2009 Fundamentals of Employment Law CLE, which was held in Greensboro.  He was part of a duo presenting an overview of the National Labor Relations Act and the possible changes to it from the long-pending Employee Free Choice Act.  Along with Tom Farr, he presented a

Patterson Harkavy Wins Workers' Compensation Appeal

In Masood v. Erwin Oil Company, the Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the Industrial Commission regarding the payment of interest on an award of medical benefits to the plaintiff.  This is the second Court of Appeals decision in Mr Masood’s case, which began because he was denied workers’ compensation benefits after being shot

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

Mike Speaks at 2008 AFL-CIO LCC Conference on State and Local Central Labor Organizations

Michael Okun spoke at the 2008 Annual Conference of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee (LCC), which was held in Seattle.  Mike’s talk was part of a session concerning the representation of state and local movements and their partner 501(c)(3) organizations.  He presented a paper, written along with Narendra Ghosh, entitled A Brief Overview of the

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