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 Noble Law Now Assists with Title IX

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Gender discrimination and sexual harassment can and do exist outside of the workplace. Title IX is a federal civil rights law that simply states “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” The Noble Law’s New York office is proud to provide representation for those in New York State who believe they need legal assistance in …
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President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Undergoes OSHA Approval

Katie Abernethy, employment attorney and partner with The Noble Law, appeared on WRAL News to discuss the implications that OSHA approval could have on President Biden’s vaccine mandate in North Carolina. Debra Morgan: We’re joined by attorney Katie Abernethy from Noble Law to talk about what those changes mean for companies and workers. Katie, this approval process usually takes years, but, in this case, approval could come in just days. Will that change the roll out and how companies enact …
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Symptoms, Stigmas, and Solutions: Menopause in the Workplace

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Menopause is an uncomfortable topic for many, particularly in the workplace. In a society that disproportionately condemns signs of aging in women, it can be difficult to acknowledge the onset of menopause to oneself, let alone supervisors or coworkers. Moreover, when a woman’s merits as an employee are directly linked to her experience and seniority, this pressure to maintain her youth seemingly contradicts the requirements she needs to continue advancing in her career. In this month’s episode of Worksights, Laura …
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Duke University’s Vaccine Mandate

The Noble Law’s employment attorney and partner Katie Abernethy appeared on WRAL News last week to discuss the outcome of Duke University’s vaccine mandate, and how this might affect other employers in North Carolina. Gerald Owens: The deadline for Duke University’s 22,000 employees to comply with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate is Friday, or they will ultimately be fired. This was a bold move for Durham county’s largest employer, to require vaccines early on. WRAL’s reporter, Sarah Krueger, joins us live …
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FIFA Investigates Allegations against former NC Courage Coach

Last Friday, October 1st, managing partner and employment attorney at The Noble Law, Laura Noble, appeared on WRAL News to discuss FIFA’s recently announced investigation of former NC Courage Coach, Paul Riley. Riley was let go on Thursday, September 30th, after players of the women’s soccer team alleged multiple instances of sexual harassment against Riley, and the league announced an investigation of the former head coach shortly after. Debra Morgan: Well, here’s a closer look at what the former head …
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Businesses to Require Vaccines

On Monday, Katie Abernethy, partner and employment attorney at The Noble Law, was interviewed on WBTV regarding vaccination requirements in North Carolina. Maureen O’Boyle: President Biden announced the new vaccine mandate for companies with over 100 employees or more, so now WBTV’s Caroline Hicks has been looking into this and how local businesses are preparing. Caroline joins us now. So, what are you hearing from North Carolina based companies, Caroline? Caroline Hicks: Well, at this point most companies are waiting …
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President Biden’s Call for Vaccine Mandates

Last Friday, partner and employment attorney at The Noble Law, Katie Abernethy, appeared on WRAL to discuss President Biden’s recent call for vaccine mandates. Gerald Owens: When President Biden mentioned protecting those around you he was also talking about your community and your coworkers. Good evening and thank you for staying with us tonight, I’m Gerald Owens. Debra Morgan: And I’m Debra Morgan. That is why the President is asking most employers to require their workforce to be vaccinated or …
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“No Wage Theft Loophole Act” Passed in New York

The State of New York recently passed a bill closing what many considered a “loophole” in the state’s laws protecting employees against wage theft. Previously, while labor law in New York made it unlawful to withhold portions of an employee’s wage, it was unclear under what circumstances employers could seek exemption. The explicit purpose of Senate Bill S858 is “to clarify that Article 6 of New York’s Labor Law completely and without exception prohibits lack of distribution of earned wages.”  Labor Law in New York  Article 6 of New York’s Labor consists of …
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How FDA Approval of Pfizer Vaccine Will Affect Vaccine Mandates

What does the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine mean for vaccine mandates in New York? Cathryn Harris-Marchesi, employment attorney and partner at The Noble Law, explains the implications of this approval in today’s audio blog. FDA Approval of Pfizer’S COVID-19 Vaccine This past Monday, Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, now named Comirnaty, became the first COVID-19 vaccine to be approved by the FDA. The vaccine has been available to individuals 16 years or older under emergency use …
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The “Line” Was And Is Very Clear, Governor Cuomo

“In my mind, I’ve never crossed the line with anyone. But I didn’t realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn,” commented New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in his resignation speech last week. According to his response, the 11 sexual harassment allegations brought up against him were not his own misconduct, but, rather, the result of “generational and cultural shifts” that he was unable to keep pace with. The sentiment of his speech illustrates a willful ignorance of …
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