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Katie Abernethy Argues Equal Pay Act in 4th Circuit

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Last week, The Noble Law’s Partner, Katie Abernethy, argued in federal court on behalf of Tracy Sempowich, a regional sales manager for Tactile Systems Technology. She made the case before the Fourth Circuit United States Court of Appeals, arguing that lower court used an incorrect test when it rejected Ms. Sempowich’s Equal Pay Act claim. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) also appeared on behalf of Ms. Sempowich. Bloomberg Law’s Patrick Dorrian shined light on the argument in his article …
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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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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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Vaccine Requirements in North Carolina – Are They Legal?

Last Thursday, managing partner and employment attorney, Laura Noble, appeared on WRAL News to discuss Governor Roy Cooper’s recent direction regarding COVID-19 vaccine requirements. Lena Tillett: The governor will enforce the rules for more than 50,000 state employees, and many have asked if today’s order is actually legal. WRAL’s Joe Fisher joins us live in Raleigh with what the experts have to say. Joe? Joe Fisher: Lena, we’re outside Player’s Retreat in Raleigh, which is not only requiring vaccinations for …
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Vaccine Mandates in the Workplace

Laura Noble Explains Vaccine Mandates in Smerconish for Independent Minds Last Thursday, June 24th, the online publication Smerconish for Independent Minds published an article written by The Noble Law’s managing partner, Laura Noble, regarding vaccine mandates in the workplace. With COVID-19 vaccines becoming more accessible to the general public and quarantine restrictions gradually lifting, the question of vaccine mandates in the workplace is becoming more prevalent. In order to return to the office or open to the public, employers must …
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Continued Legal Discussion Regarding Nikole Hannah-Jones Potential Lawsuit with UNC

Mark: UNC Chapel Hill could be soon facing a federal lawsuit over the controversy surrounding a new hire. Policy watch reports if University trustees didn’t vote to give journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones a permanent professorship by today, they would take legal action. Lena: Less than half an hour ago, UNC confirmed to WRAL News they’re in touch with Hannah-Jones’ lawyers over the matter. WRAL Sarah Krueger joins us live on campus after speaking with an attorney on what route this possible …
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Laura Noble Comments On Nikole Hannah-Jones’ UNC Tenure Fight

  WRAL News at 11 PM Est Lena: Thanks Mark, a possible legal battle is brewing over a UNC hiring decision. Lawyers for Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones requested lawmakers hold onto all documents related to her hiring it’s the latest development in the tenure decision debate. WRAL’s Julian Grace joins us live in Chapel Hill with reaction to today’s letter, Julian. Julian: Lena the university was very specific, and a lot of people were constantly constantly talking about …
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