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Employment & Labor Update - Supreme Court Approves Employers’ Right To Conduct Security Screening Without Wage Liability
Karin M. McGinnis, Paul J. Peralta, Russell (Russ) F. Sizemore
December 11, 2014

Moore & Van Allen's Employment & Labor team issued an update about the right to conduct security screenings without wage liability.


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.


Behind the Veil and the Blurred Distinctions of Entity Liability
Three Charleston Attorneys Published by ACC
Robert Kerr, Chris Ogiba, Trey Robinson
August 2014, Association of Corporate Counsel South Carolina Chapter Summer Newsletter

Three Charleston attorneys were published in the ACC South Carolina Chapter's Summer 2014 newsletter.


Social Media - Love it or leave it?
Charlotte Privacy & Data Security Member published in 2014 Law Journal
Karin McGinnis
May 2014, Business North Carolina

Member Karin McGinnis published social media insight for businesses in Business NC's 2014 Law Journal.


Employment & Labor Update - Executive Order to Bring Changes to FLSA Overtime Exemption Regulations
Benjamin P. Fryer, Russell (Russ) F. Sizemore
April 30, 2014

The Employment & Labor team issued an update on April 30, 2014, highlighting an executive order that will bring changes to FLSA overtime exemption regulations.


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.


Employment Law Update- New EEOC Guidance on the Use of Criminal Records in Making Employment Decisions
April 30, 2012

The Employment & Labor team released an Employment Law Update on April 30th.


Employment Update- NLRB Posting Requirement Delayed Again
April 2012

Employment Update
Employers Must Comply with the NLRB Notice-Posting Rule By April 30, 2012
April 6, 2012

The Employment & Labor team released an Employment update entitled "Employers Must Comply with the NLRB Notice-Posting Rule By April 30, 2012".


Employment Update
Another Expansion of Federal Discrimination Laws: U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Employers Can Be Liable for Discriminatory Bias of Non-Decision Makers.
Karin M. McGinnis, Paul J. Peralta, Randel E. Phillips
March 10, 2011

The MVA Employment & Labor team released an Employment Update entitled, "Another Expansion of Federal Discrimination Laws: U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Employers Can Be Liable for Discriminatory Bias of Non-Decision Makers" on March 10th.


Top 10 for 2011
Employment & Labor, Employee Benefits & Global Immigration Update
Ana M. Flynn, Beth Yount Grimes, Alton (Larry) L. Gwaltney III, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Janet J. Higley, Daniel (Danny) L. Johnson, Jr., Karin M. McGinnis, Christopher A. Ogiba, Paul J. Peralta, Randel E. Phillips, Scott D. Syfert, Ann P. West
February 2011

It is a good time to focus on some top "to do" items in the employment, employee benefits and immigration arenas.


Employment Update
The Ever Expanding Net of Title VII Retaliation Liability
Karin M. McGinnis, Paul J. Peralta, Randel E. Phillips
January 31, 2011

The MVA Employment & Labor team released an Employment Update entitled, "The Ever Expanding Net of Title VII Retaliation Liability" on January 31st.


Employment Update
US High Court Supports Employer Right to Monitor Employee Private Communications Over Employer-Provided Systems
Karin M. McGinnis, Paul J. Peralta, Randel E. Phillips
June 21, 2010

MVA's employment team released a new employment alert on June 21, 2010.


Employment Update
Hire Act Payroll Tax Exemption and Credit
Karin M. McGinnis, Paul J. Peralta, Randel E. Phillips
June 15, 2010

MVA's Employment and Labor group released a practice group update on 6/15/2010 entitled Hire Act Payroll Tax Exemption and Credit.


Employment Law News
Cobra Subsidy: New Notice & Tax Credit Procedures
Ana M. Flynn, Daniel (Danny) L. Johnson, Jr., Karin M. McGinnis, Paul J. Peralta, Randel E. Phillips
January 11, 2010

The Employment & Labor and Employee Benefits groups released a newsletter on January 11, 2010 highlighting Cobra Subsidy: New Notice & Tax Credit Procedures.


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
Battle Begins Over the Employee Free Choice Act
Alton (Larry) L. Gwaltney III, Karin M. McGinnis, Paul J. Peralta, Randel E. Phillips
March 16, 2009

On March 10, 2009, Senator Tom Harkin and Representative George Miller introduced the Employee Free Choice Act of 2009 into the U.S. Senate (S. 560) and House of Representatives (H.R. 1409).


Employment Law News
Ana M. Flynn, Beth Yount Grimes, Alton (Larry) L. Gwaltney III, George V. Hanna III, Janet J. Higley, Daniel (Danny) L. Johnson, Jr., Karin M. McGinnis, Paul J. Peralta, Ann P. West
February 20, 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ("ARRA"), enacted February 17, 2009, includes COBRA provisions that will affect employers who laid off or otherwise involuntarily terminated employees since September 1, 2008 or who will involuntarily terminate employees during the rest of 2009.


Employment Law News
U.S. Supreme Court Confirms Broad Protection of Employee Opposition to Discrimination
Benjamin P. Fryer, Alton (Larry) L. Gwaltney III, Karin M. McGinnis, Paul J. Peralta, Randel E. Phillips
February 5, 2009

Employment Law News
New EEOC Publications on Religious Discrimination May Help Employers
Alton (Larry) L. Gwaltney III, Karin M. McGinnis, Paul J. Peralta, Randel E. Phillips
August 13, 2008

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.


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
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
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
Non-Union Employees Have No Weingarten Right
Employment & Labor Practice Team

In an important decision affecting all non-union employers, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently reversed itself when it concluded that employees at non-union companies have no right to have a co-worker present during an investigatory interview.


Employment Law News
Another Step in the Trend Disfavoring Employee Noncompetes
Employment & Labor Practice Team

The North Carolina Court of Appeals, following a recent trend and joining what South Carolina courts have concluded, recently held a noncompete overbroad and unenforceable because it prohibited an employee from performing work after termination that was not related to the work that he did for the employer. VisionAIR, Inc. v. James.


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