The Noble Law’s employment attorneys provide in depth updates in employment law for both North Carolina and New York. From blogs to news appearances, this is your place for the latest in Employment Law.

The North Carolina False Claims Act

The North Carolina False Claims Act was passed in 2009 and allows an individual to file a lawsuit on behalf of the State of North Carolina in certain situations. Before the passage of the North Carolina False Claims Act, a similar law, the Medicaid False Claims Act, authorized the North Carolina Attorney General to pursue actions against those who committed Medicaid fraud. Although the Medicaid False Claims Act preceded the North Carolina False Claims Act, it is still in effect. …
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Can Your Employer Fire You for Social Media Posts?

The Noble Law’s Managing Partner appears on WRAL to discuss what rights employers’ and employees’ have on personal speech in and out of the workplace.
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Live Webinar – Top 10 Things To Look For In A N.C. Physician’s Contract

We invite you to attend The Noble Law’s Top 10 Things To Look For In A N.C. Physician’s Contract webinar. North Carolina employment attorney Katie Abernethy will outline the typical components of a physician’s contract, highlighting benefits they should advocate for and restrictions they should avoid. The webinar will be hosted via Teams Live on January 7, 2021 at 5:00 PM.  As an employment law firm local to the Research Triangle, The Noble Law is committed to leveling the …
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Can My Employer Force Me to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19?

Earlier this month, drug manufacturers Pfizer and Moderna made medical history when they obtained FDA approvals for their vaccines designed to prevent COVID-19 infection. Science never stops, and there are many others currently in Phase 3 of clinical trials at this moment. With the speed at which the vaccines are being developed and the politics surrounding them, many people have questions about their safety and if their employer can require that they get vaccinated. When it comes to mandating COVID-19 …
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What is the Difference Between Mediation and Arbitration?

Mediation and Arbitration

Alternative dispute resolution, or ADR, refers to several different methods for resolving disputes between parties out of court – including mediation and arbitration. These methods allow parties to reach a settlement while avoiding litigation, which is often time-consuming and costly. Alternative dispute resolution allows the disputing parties to discuss their grievances in the presence of a neutral third party and hear each other’s positions to arrive at solutions upon which they all agree. As court calendars continue to become overwhelmed, …
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Wrongful Termination and the Employee’s Duty to Mitigate Damages

In regard to employment laws, most states are considered “at-will” employment states. This means that either the employee or the employer may terminate an employee at any time and for any reason. However, regardless of a state being “at-will,” there are certain times in which the ending of an employment relationship by an employer will be considered “wrongful termination.” Wrongful termination occurs when an employee is unlawfully terminated, usually in breach of state or federal employment laws. The most common …
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What medical protections do I have in the workplace?

Read our blog to find out what medical protections you have in the workplace regarding privacy, time off, and accommodations.
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Changes to New York State Paid Leave Policies

The Noble Law’s New York based Partner, Cathryn Harris-Marchesi, details changes to New York paid leave laws regarding safe and sick leave.
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NC-NELA Response to Proposed Independent Contractor Classification Changes

The North Carolina section of the National Employment Lawyers Association comment on proposed changed to independent contractor classification.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Impact Spotlight Series, Part 1

The news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing weighted heavily on our office this past September. In honor, we are publishing a multi-part series on her accomplishments for women.
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