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The Ever Expanding Scope of Employee Privacy Protections
Karin M. McGinnis
December 2014, ACC Charlotte Chapter Q4 2014 Newsletter

Member Karin McGinnis was published in the Association of Corporate Counsel Charlotte Chapter's Q4 2014 newsletter.


Top 10 for 2013
Employment, Employee Benefits and Immigration Teams Issue Top "To Dos" for the New Year
January 2013

The Employment & Labor, Employee Benefits and Immigration teams issued their top 10 "to do" items for 2013.


Top 10 for 2010
Employment & Labor, Employee Benefits & Global Immigration Update
Ana M. Flynn, Beth Yount Grimes, Alton (Larry) L. Gwaltney III, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Daniel (Danny) L. Johnson, Jr., Karin M. McGinnis, Christopher A. Ogiba, Paul J. Peralta, Randel E. Phillips, Scott D. Syfert, Ann P. West
December 14, 2009

The year 2010 promises to bring with it continuing challenges for employers.


Reminder: Federal Minimum Wage Changes
Federal Minimum Wage Increase goes into Effect Today (7/24/09)
MVA Employment & Labor Team
July 24, 2009, Employment Alert

On Friday, July 24, 2009 the Federal Minimum wage increases to $7.25 per hour.


Supreme Court Addresses Employee’s Burden in Mixed-Motives ADEA Cases
U.S. Supreme Court Shields Employers from the Burden of Persuasion
MVA Employment & Labor Team
July 1, 2009, Employment Law Alert

In Mixed- Motives ADEA Cases, the U.S. Supreme Court Shields Employers from the Burden of Persuasion.


Employment Law News
Workplace Violence Prevention Act
Employment & Labor Practice Team

An employee receives an actual threat of workplace violence—what do you do? Effective December 1, 2004, North Carolina employers have another tool to help prevent workplace violence. The recently enacted Workplace Violence Prevention Act allows employers to seek a civil no-contact order on behalf of an employee who has been threatened with or actually suffered physical harm as a result of an individual’s action.


Employment Law News
Fair Credit Reporting Act and Third Party Investigations
Employment & Labor Practice Team

An employee commits an alleged act of misconduct. You, the employer, decide to have an outside firm investigate. The investigation should be conducted in accordance with the safe harbor provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to avoid the advance consent and disclosure requirements of FCRA.


Employment Law News
When Does an Employer Obtain a Background Check on an Applicant?
Employment & Labor Practice Team

Historically, employers in most circumstances have had no duty to investigate a prospective employee’s prior work history or background, unless the employer knew of circumstances indicating the applicant was unsuitable. Exceptions were made for jobs that could pose unusual danger if the wrong person were hired e.g., armed security guards. A recent decision by the federal Court of Appeals for North and South Carolina demonstrates the continuing evolution in the employer’s duty to make an appropriate investigation into an applicant’s background before extending an offer of employment.


Employment Law News
Age Discrimination Based on a Neutral Policy — A New Threat
Employment & Labor Practice Team

In a significant case for employers, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) allows current and former employees to prevail on claims for age discrimination even when an employer did not intentionally discriminate based on age.


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