Financial Executives Group Invites Laura Noble to Speak on The Top Ten Employment Laws Executives Need to Know

Laura Noble of The Noble Law Firm in Chapel Hill has been selected by The Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG) Raleigh, NC Chapter to speak to members on the Top Ten Employment Laws Executives Need to Know on October 9, 2013. The group selected Noble due to her niche practice focused exclusively on employment law. The presentation will inform participants about the latest employment law developments, provide an introduction to a number of employment laws and explore new ideas on …
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April Triangle Lunch Talk features Laura Noble, Employment Law Attorney

April 11, 2013 · 11:30 AM Capital Buffet (formerly Crystal Palace) This week’s Lunch Talk speaker will be Laura Noble, employment law attorney. Laura owns her own practice in Chapel Hill, NC and will be sharing with us some of the lessons she has learned from starting her own business. The title of Laura’s talk will be “Doctor Heal Thyself: Employment Practices at a Small Employment Law Firm.” While Laura has been a lawyer for almost 20 years, she didn’t …
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What Does “Employment at Will” Really Mean?

In North Carolina, the employment relationship is described as “at-will.”  That means that an employer can terminate you for any reason, even an unreasonable one, as long as it’s not one forbidden by law or express agreement.   While this is a relatively simply statement to make, it is a lot less simple to understand in the real world.   We often  find ourselves explaining to frustrated employees why a terribly unfair workplace situation is not necessarily the basis of a law …
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Should I just Sign My “Standard” Separation Agreement & Get it Over With?

It is usually not with a feeling of great joy that an employee reads the separation agreement just handed over by his or her soon-to-be former boss.  And while your head may be spinning with anger and anxiety now is the time to put those thoughts aside and take a deep breath. There is a popular misconception that all of these agreements are “standard” and don’t require much review.  Not true.  There are many variations of key provisions that can have significant …
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What NOT to do if you are sued for Sexual Harassment

First and foremost, don’t make things up and don’t bribe witnesses. Case in point: A female executive of a Georgia based mortgage company sued the company for sexual harassment and assault asserting that the CEO had, among other wretched acts, groped her in front of other employees.  As part of its defense, the company provided the court with a declaration from a witness that vehemently contradicted the woman’s claims.  A VP of the company claimed that he was present when …
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Say It Isn’t Snow

Given the horrible winter we’ve been having, I’m not surprised that I’ve been asked this question more than once in recent weeks.  “My office was closed for one day due to the weather and road conditions.  Now, they are telling me that I have to burn a vacation day for my “day off”.  It was hardly a vacation and it wasn’t my choice to stay home.  Can they do this?” Before I answer the question, I’m going to make some …
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