EEOC Issues New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination — Wake County Employment Attorneys

July 17, 2014

Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”), an employer cannot fire, refuse to hire, demote, or take any other adverse action against a woman if pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition was a motivating factor in the adverse employment action. The PDA prohibits discrimination with respect to all aspects of employment, including pay, job assignments, promotions, layoffs, training, and fringe benefits (such as leave and health insurance).

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Executive Exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act and North Carolina Wage and Hour Act

July 15, 2014

The Fair Labor Standards Act and North Carolina’s Wage and Hour Act requires overtime to paid for any hours worked over 40 per week. There are, however, exemptions to these general rules. One of those exemptions are for Executive employees. The executive exemption covers those employees normally thought of as managers. If you believe you are being improperly classified as a manager in an effort to deny you overtime, contact attorney Karl S. Gwaltney at 919.960.1545. Read more

Raleigh Electrocution Injury Attorney

July 14, 2014

Working with electricity is one of the most dangerous tasks a worker can perform.  Accidental electrical shocks can cause serious injuries and, in some cases, even death.  Whether you have been injured as a result of a workplace electrocution, or an electrocution caused by a condition created by a third party’s negligence, the Raleigh electrocution injury attorneys of Maginnis Law can help ensure you recover the full compensation to which you are entitled.  To speak with North Carolina attorney Shawn Howard, call the firm at 919.480.8526.  You may also send a confidential email using our contact page. Read more

Raleigh Burn Injury Lawyer | North Carolina Fire Accident Attorney

July 11, 2014

Burns are among the most painful injuries a person can experience.  If you have sustained serious burns as a result of another person’s negligence, you have the right to hold him or her legally accountable.  The Raleigh burn injury lawyers at Maginnis Law can help.  Our firm helps North Carolinians across the state when they have been injured because of the carelessness of another party.  To discuss your case with a Raleigh burn injury lawyer, call Maginnis Law at 919.480.8526. Read more

Raleigh Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

July 9, 2014

Many hardworking North Carolinians enjoy weekend motorcycle rides or even commuting to work on their bike.  Regrettably, not all drivers out on there are as careful as they should be, especially when operating their cars near motorcyclists.  When a negligent driver fails to follow the rules of the road and hits a biker, the results can be devastating. There are immediate financial hardships to the motorcyclist, including medical expenses and lost wages. The Raleigh law firm of Maginnis Law is here to help make sure that the negligent driver and his or her insurance company take responsibility for those financial burdens. Read more

Overtime Payment for Hours Worked Over 40 Per Week – Raleigh Wage and Hour Attorney

July 8, 2014

Employers oftentimes misclassify employees as exempt from overtime when they are not allowed. The Wage and Hour attorneys at Maginnis Law handle cases ranging from individual claims to collective or class action cases involving multiple employees. If you or your fellow employees have not been paid all of your overtime wages, contact the attorneys at Maginnis Law, PLLC at 919-960-1545 for a free consultation regarding your rights as an employee. Read more

Raleigh Car Accident Injury Attorneys

July 8, 2014

After being injured in a car accident, most North Carolinians just want a full recovery and get back to work.  Unfortunately, some car accidents cause injuries which last for months, years, or even a lifetime and result in thousands of dollars of medical expenses and lost wages.  If you have sustained serious temporary or permanent injuries as a result of a Raleigh car accident, a knowledgeable attorney can assist with protecting your interests against the insurance company. Read more

Wake County Collaborative Divorce Lawyer — Raleigh Family Law Attorneys

April 30, 2014

A large focus area for the attorneys at Maginnis Law, PLLC is the collaborative practice of family law. Everyone has heard horror stories of divorce, child custody, alimony, and/or equitable distribution that quickly turns into an ugly expensive mess. The goal of the collaborative process is to avoid many of pitfalls in the divorce and/or separation process.  Traditionally, the divorce system treats the end of a marriage as a contest, where the various lawyers fight to get as much as possible for their client. This process often ignores the financial, emotional and relationship costs of “winning.” Generally, nobody wins if this approach is taken. Read more


April 24, 2014

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a form of chronic pain that can sometimes follow traumatic injuries, especially those to the hands and arms.  It was previously known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) – some physicians, in fact, still use this phrase to describe patients suffering from the disease.  A frequently used pain scale, the McGill Pain Scale, ranks CRPS as 42/50, the most painful form of chronic pain a human can experience.  Patients with CRPS who have more easily diagnosed symptoms are also commonly said to have “causalgia.” Read more


April 23, 2014

Attacks by domestic dogs, such as Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, and other known aggressive breeds can cause awful injuries.  In many cases, serious dog bites can leave long lasting, permanent scars and disfigurement.  If these injuries are the result of an owner’s negligent keeping of his or her animal, the victim has the right to fair compensation.  Obtaining that fair compensation is often not as easy as one might think.  Unlike automobile collisions, where there are clear “rules of the road” that everyone must follow, and insurance is nearly always available, dog bite cases routinely involve serious disputes over the availability of insurance coverage and whether the owner actually acted negligently in anyway.  To navigate these issues, you need aggressive North Carolina attorneys willing to investigate and, if necessary, file suit.

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