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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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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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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