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.

Laura Noble Sits Down With Emily Martin, NWLC General Counsel and Vice President for Education and Workplace Justice, 2018 NELA Annual Convention, Chicago

Our attorneys recently attended the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) annual conference in Chicago. This year’s conference featured breakout sessions on “#MeToo: Hot Topics and Emerging Trends in Harassment Legislation,” “Don’t Be Afraid to Lose,” and the indispensable “Year in Review: Significant Developments in Employment Law.” One of the panelists for the “#MeToo: Hot Topics and Emerging Trends in Harassment Legislation” discussion was the dynamic Emily Martin, General Counsel and Vice President for Education for the National Women’s Law Center. …
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Strong Brew: National Employer takes a shot at Facing Bias

If you are bummed your local Starbucks is closed today for anti-bias training, consider this uncomfortable, inconvenient feeling as a reminder of the part we all play in the cultural epidemic of racial and sexual harassment and discrimination our country is struggling to come to grips with.  This is a very small price for coffee consumers and the company to pay,[1] but it is a great leap forward in terms of raising awareness and investing in an ounce of prevention.  …
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Laura Noble discusses challenges facing sexual harassment survivors in the Carolinas with WBTV

May 15, 2018 In the WBTV article, “Why many women aren’t able to file sexual harassment lawsuits in North Carolina,” Laura Noble discusses the legal road blocks many women in the state face when trying to report sexual harassment. Since the #MeToo era began, the Noble Law Firm has seen a 500% increase in calls from women claiming sexual harassment in their workplace. Despite making the decision to report the harassment, though, there are often limitations in the law that …
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Laura Noble at Pink Petro’s HERWORLD2018 Energy Forum

Laura Noble will be at the Pink Petro #herworld2018 event in Houston, TX! Houston area friends should stop by the Norris Conference Center March 7th – 8th to participate in an innovative and inclusive learning event that addresses new frontiers in the energy industry where business, workforce, innovation and geo-policy intersect. Go to Pink Petro TV to listen to a global think-tank discuss the future of the energy industry. #GRIT18 #ENERGYPROUD #TheNobleLaw Laura Noble’s Pink Petro speaker bio: “Laura Noble …
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Laura Noble Named a North Carolina Super Lawyer for the Second Year In a Row

 Chapel Hill, N.C., February 1, 2018 – For the second year, The Noble Law Firm’s Managing Partner Laura Noble has been named a 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyer, recognized as one of the Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorneys in the state. The annual list is published by Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers in North Carolina who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process which combines peer nominations and evaluations with independent research. Only …
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The Noble Law Firm’s Josh Kalish Named to NC Lawyers Weekly’s 2017 “Unsung Legal Heroes”

The Noble Law Firm’s Director of Marketing and Client Services Josh Kalish has been named to North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s Class of 2017 of “Unsung Legal Heroes,” a recognition program honoring law firm staffers across the state for their dedication to duty. Josh was recognized as a Legal Marketing Professional honoree, one of eight professional categories the new program celebrates. As part of a special section for the magazine’s December special issue, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s Tiara Benfield spoke with …
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Golden Globes: Time Is (Not) Up (Yet)

The 2018 Golden Globe Awards highlighted the national movement against sexual harassment with a multitude of actors and activists speaking out on the topic. Celebrities, many of who appeared in solidarity wearing black, seized on the movement’s momentum, pledging meaningful change.  The #metoo movement and the resulting “Time’s Up” initiative have underscored the urgency of the movement and seem to underlie an opportunity to define and desist sexual harassment in our country. Laura Dern eloquently described a future where “we …
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Listen to Laura Noble defend victims of sexual harassment and rape on Smerconish today (11/2/2017)

On the disturbing new topic of “Weinsteining”, Laura Noble makes it clear that “Sexual harassment is legally defined.  It is not a wink or a one-off flirt. It has to be either severe or pervasive.”  Sexual harassment victims are often not taken seriously by HR, are often demoted, professionally side-lined or fired.  As an attorney that represents victims of sexual harassment and assault, Laura Noble warns that “Weinsteining” may actually highlight the potential for creating an atmosphere that “makes women …
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Sexual Harassment: 10 Things You May Not Know

About the Author     Laura Noble is an Employment Attorney and Managing Partner of The Noble Law Firm, with offices in Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Charlotte. NC.  She is a former Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn and has defended victims of sexual harassment and rape in the workplace.  Laura Noble is available as to serve as legal expert on workplace sexual harassment issues to local and national media outlets.    OVERVIEW I’m an employment attorney, and I represent people, mostly women[1], …
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ABA Tech Show

Why we are going to the ABA Tech Conference in Chicago Today’s law firm clients are smart, fast-moving and tech savvy. They have an unprecedented amount of information at their fingertips and often come to law firms armed with their own legal research and case strategies.   Clients not only expect an attorney with outstanding legal skills, they expect a superb level of client services from the law firm infrastructure that support client matters. In response, some law firms are increasingly …
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