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Laura Noble honored at Charlotte’s Legal Elite Reception

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the fourth consecutive year, Laura Noble was named Business North Carolina Legal Elite.  Last week, the publication held an elegant reception at the Mint Museum in Charlotte to honor this year’s winners.  The recognition as 2017 Legal Elite in Employment Law is especially rewarding as The Noble Law Firm has been expanding into workplace legal representation for both […]

Laura Noble Named 2017 Super Lawyer

Laura Noble has earned 2017 Super Lawyer by SuperLawyers.com! The selection process is extremely rigorous with only 5% of lawyers who are nominated by their peers earning the title. Ms. Noble has been fighting hard for her clients for over 20 years and is thrilled to be recognized for her success. You can learn more about the Super Lawyers selection […]

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2016 – A Year in Review

At the end of each year, I take the time to reflect on our service to the community and how we help move North Carolina forward for employees and businesses.

I am truly grateful for the trust placed in us by our clients. Countless times over the year we offered advice and counsel to help our clients navigate the often […]

By |December 30th, 2016|category, News|0 Comments|
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    An Inside Look into Executive Equity Compensation, with Tim Ferguson

An Inside Look into Executive Equity Compensation, with Tim Ferguson

We sat down with our own Tim Ferguson at The Noble Law to discuss some of the strategies top-earning executives use to negotiate their equity-based compensation.

Tim’s background includes negotiating equity compensation disputes, contracts, structuring debt and equity financing, advising on control disputes, as well as analyzing stock options in litigation dispute. He shared some insights into improving negotiated executive […]

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    New DOL Overtime Rule Will NOT Go into Effect December 1, 2016

New DOL Overtime Rule Will NOT Go into Effect December 1, 2016

On November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction blocking the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) rule requiring overtime pay for certain so-called “white collar” employees.

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), employees are entitled to overtime pay at one and one-half times the employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of […]

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    Seismic Change in DOL Regulation Affecting “White Collar” Overtime Exemptions

Seismic Change in DOL Regulation Affecting “White Collar” Overtime Exemptions

On December 1, 2016, new regulation goes into effect that will change how employers determine “White Collar” employees that are exempt from overtime, potentially making an additional 4.6 million employees eligible for overtime pay.  In this 5 part mini-series, The Noble Law Firm helps employers navigate the new rule changes and offers executives strategies for remaining in compliance. 

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Executive Order

I applaud Governor McCrory’s executive order urging legislators to correct the part of HB2 that eliminated access to state courts for employees fired for discriminatory reasons. The Governor’s statement is reassuring to both employees and employers that this is a state that values equal employment opportunities in the workplace. I look forward to legislation by the General Assembly that […]

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    Ways That Federal Anti-Discriminations Differ From the State Law That was Available to North Carolinians Until the Passage of HB2

Ways That Federal Anti-Discriminations Differ From the State Law That was Available to North Carolinians Until the Passage of HB2

In response to some confusion about the impact of the HB2, we offer the following table to help illustrate some ways that the Federal anti-discrimination laws differ from the state law that was available to North Carolinians until the passage of HB2.

Please see the previous blog at http://thenoblelaw.com/hb2-north-carolina-protects-employers-discriminate/ for more information about how the HB2 eliminates any state law protection […]

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    HB 2 Eliminates Important Citizen’s Rights and Shields Discriminatory Employers from our State’s System of Justice

HB 2 Eliminates Important Citizen’s Rights and Shields Discriminatory Employers from our State’s System of Justice

For almost thirty years, North Carolinians who have been fired because of their religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability have been able to bring claims in North Carolina state courts under the common law theory of wrongful discharge in violation of public policy (“WDPP”). The heart of this claim is our state’s anti-discrimination law, the North […]

EEOC Files First Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawsuits

Two recent suits filed by the EEOC demonstrate the growing strength of the legal theory that Title VII protection extends to sexual orientation (despite the fact that it is not explicitly stated in the statute).

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed discrimination lawsuits against two employers last week based on sexual orientation. One suit, filed against Pittsburgh-based Scott Medical […]