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Unemployment Benefits for COVID-19 in North Carolina

March 19, 2020   |  
PLEASE BE AWARE: Riddle & Brantley does NOT handle employment law matters. We are providing this information to help North Carolinians understand new unemployment requirements specific to COVID-19, however we cannot assist with employment matters except for workers' compensation for workplace injuries. These resources are only provided as a helpful guide....
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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Ashamed About Needing Social Security Disability

August 25, 2017   |  
Recently, The Washington Post published an article written by a man regarding the shame he felt from needing Social Security disability following a stroke. In the piece, the man discusses how he worked his whole life, including 20 years as a process operator for Exxon, before suffering an ischemic stroke....
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How Does the NC Bathroom Bill Repeal Impact Employment Law?

April 21, 2017   |  
With the NC bathroom bill repeal in the books, transgender people are free to use the public restroom of their choosing. In addition, the repeal has placed restrictions on the ability of cities and towns to create new workplace laws until 2020. Why Does the NC Bathroom Bill Repeal Prevent...
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Have Lawmakers Reached an Agreement to Repeal the NC Bathroom Bill?

April 3, 2017   |  
We have been following efforts to repeal the NC bathroom bill for months, including blogging about HB 2’s impact on our state and the governor’s work to repeal the controversial bathroom legislation. Per WRAL-TV, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and state lawmakers have finally reached an agreement to repeal the...
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Why the NC Bathroom Bill Could Be at a Standstill for Now

March 13, 2017   |  
In recent weeks, we have provided coverage regarding the ongoing battle involving House Bill 2 (HB 2), also known as the NC bathroom bill, including the governor’s efforts to repeal the controversial bathroom law. However, a recent move courtesy of the White House may lead to the NC bathroom bill,...
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Is the Governor Working to Repeal the NC Bathroom Bill?

February 22, 2017   |  
We recently featured a blog post concerning the controversial NC bathroom bill known officially as House Bill 2 (HB 2) and how the fallout from the law was hurting North Carolina’s reputation and economy. Well, now North Carolina’s governor, Roy Cooper, is working with Democrats from the state’s senate and...
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Is North Carolina’s Bathroom Bill Hurting Everyone in the State?

February 13, 2017   |  
House Bill 2 (HB 2), North Carolina’s controversial bathroom bill, continues to make waves after lawmakers were unable to agree on compromise legislation in December. The NC bathroom bill prevents transgender individuals from using the restroom of the sex they identify as, instead restricting them to using the bathroom of...
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Should I Be Getting Paid More Because of the New Federal Overtime Rules?

October 28, 2016   |  
Come December 1, new federal overtime rules are set to bring major changes to the paychecks of many employees in North Carolina and throughout the US. Under these new rules, for an employee to be designated as salaried, he or she will have to make a minimum of $47,500 a...
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