U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Change to Independent Contractor Classification

Noble Law attorneys Laura Noble, and Evan Dancy discuss the proposed changes to language regarding independent contractors in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
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Black Lives Matter.

Black Lives Matter

The Noble Law’s statement in light of recent events.  

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Celebrating Labor Day and the History of the Labor Movement

The Noble Law celebrates Labor Day and worker achievements throughout American history.
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Getting to Know The Noble Law

Our Firm pushes to advocate for clients, and level the playing field. Founding Partner, Laura Noble, formed the firm on the principle that an agile, efficient, and transparent specialized firm could outpace “big law” competitors. This involves us becoming a law firm of the future, and providing the best service to all clients. Read more to get to know the firm!

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COVID 19 Employment Law Update – What You Need To Know

The Noble Law provides a comprehensive COVID-19 Employment Law update.
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30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 26th, the Noble Law Firm recognizes the 30-year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that President George H.W. Bush signed into law. This federal mandate was monumental in changing the lives of individuals with disabilities in the United States. The ADA requires governments, businesses, and public areas to be accessible and provided guidelines for how employers must provide fair, inclusive treatment and even the playing field for workers with disabilities. From accessible parking spaces and wheelchair ramps, to less visible modifications of policies and barring disability discrimination in the workplace.  Above and beyond what other civil rights legislation had required, the ADA …
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Business NC Magazine Has Recognized Laura Noble of The Noble Law Firm Among the State’s Legal Elite Three Years Running from 2014-2016

Since 2002, Business North Carolina magazine has honored Tar Heel lawyers by publishing Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, a listing of the state’s top lawyers in business-related categories. Winners are chosen not by BNC editors but by the state’s lawyers. Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite has become the model for other awards and lists, but it remains unique as the only award that gives every active lawyer in the state the opportunity to participate. Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite includes …
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Even Legal Off-Duty Marijuana Use Can Get You Fired

Marijuana legalization is a hot topic in the United States these days and has presented some interesting new questions in the workplace. Increasingly, states are legalizing or decriminalizing private use of marijuana while the federal government continues to prohibit its use and sale under the Controlled Substances Act. At the intersection of federalism and employment law is a novel question in search of an answer: Can an employer in a state that has legalized marijuana terminate an employee in that …
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Laura Noble Elected to the Fellows of The American Bar Foundation

The American Bar Foundation certifies that Laura L. Noble has been elected to The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. Chapel Hill, NC — The American Bar Foundation announced that Laura Noble, founder of the Noble Law Firm, has been elected to The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. The honor is selected in recognition of exemplary dedication to the profession, commitment to the work of the American Bar Foundation, and support for the ideals and objectives of the American …
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Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress at Work

North Carolina recognizes torts for both negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress. However, North Carolina courts have instructed that North Carolina law does not permit an action for negligent infliction of emotional distress by an employee against an employer because the Workers’ Compensation Act preempts all claims for negligent injury by employees against employers. Intentional infliction of emotional distress (“IIED”), however, is in a class of torts called intentional torts. This means that a plaintiff must prove that the …
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