Raleigh Employment Litigation Attorney – Wage and Hour, Non-Compete, Non-Disclosure Litigation Lawyer
As Raleigh businesses seek to reduce costs and become more efficient, disputes with employees and ex-employees regarding wages and company policies and procedures become inevitable. Companies need to develop policies and procedures which allow them the flexibility to run their business as they see fit while still being mindful of North Carolina’s employee protection laws. Businesses must also have an experienced employment litigation attorney to handle civil disputes relating to salaries, employment contracts, employee handbooks, terminations and other areas.
For example, the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act is favorable to employees and a statute that business owners must be mindful of in their policies and procedures, particularly with regard to termination. Along with overtime wages, the Wage and Hour Act also covers bonuses, commissions, severance, benefits, wage reductions, exempt employees, and most other matters relating to the salaries of employees. Business owners who violate the Wage and Hour Act can subject themselves to double damages, the employee’s attorney fees and, potentially, personal liability unless they can show a good-faith failure to pay wages properly. Follow this link here for blog posts related to the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act
Maginnis Law also has significant experience in negotiating and litigating the terms of non-compete and non-disclosure agreements. Non-compete and non-disclosure agreements are essential for businesses to maintain proprietary and confidential information that is classifiable as trade secrets. The firm has experience in obtaining injunctions prohibiting ex-employees from breaching non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements and has successfully defended against ex-employees seeking compensation under the Wage and Hour Act when the non-compete provision of an employment contract or handbook was violated.
The firm can also assist with the drafting of employee handbooks, non-compete agreements, and non-disclosure agreements to ensure that policies and procedures of your company can and will be enforced in any subsequent litigation.
If your business has a dispute with an employee or ex-employee regarding an employment litigation issue, contact Maginnis Law, PLLC at 919.526.0450. Maginnis Law, PLLC is a Raleigh civil law firm with employment litigation attorneys handling matters in Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Durham, Research Triangle Park, and the rest of the Triangle area. Please feel free to submit a new case inquiry by going to our contact page here .