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North Carolina Separation Agreements — Wake County Family Law Attorney

August 7, 2014

North Carolina does not require separation agreements for the husband and wife to be considered separated. Generally, however, the best way of outlining each spouse’s obligations is through a properly drafted separation agreement. Separation agreements can outline spousal support, alimony, child support, child custody, and child visitation, and can greatly reduce the expense generally associated with divorce. The family law attorneys at Maginnis Law are experienced in creating comprehensive and personalized North Carolina separation agreements. (more…)

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Collaborative Approach to Separation and Divorce – Raleigh Collaborative Law Attorney

August 6, 2014

Just because you are getting separated or divorced, does not mean you need to go to war. Oftentimes in a separation or divorce, spouses begin to view one another as adversaries that should be treated as enemies, even at the expense of their own needs and happiness as well as of their children. Even if the net takeaway is less than it could be, “winning” against your spouse can take priority. Furthermore, acrimonious divorce proceedings often become expensive. In these situations, the only winners are the lawyers on either side.

The collaborative family law and divorce attorneys at Maginnis Law, PLLC believe that making good financial decisions during divorce is critical to our client’s health and well-being. These financial divorces are critical to a fair and equitable settlement, including alimony and equitable distribution. These decisions can be particularly overwhelming and difficult for spouses who have not handled the finances in the marriage, or for families with special needs children. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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