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Non-Competition Agreement in Franchisor-Franchisee Disputes — Raleigh Franchise Business Litigation Attorney

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According to North Carolina law, noncompetition agreements contained in an employment contract are “more closely scrutinized than” those contained in a contract for the sale of a business.  However, there is some ...

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Individual Business Owner Liability — Raleigh Business Litigation Lawyer

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Business owners in North Carolina generally have some awareness of the importance in observing corporate formalities in order to avoid being subjected to individual liability for any debts or liabilities of the company.  A ...

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Independent Contractor or Employee Status in Overtime/Minimum Wage Cases — Cary FLSA-Wage and Hour Attorney

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Employers often review IRS tax regulations to determine whether or not their workers should be classified as employees or independent contractors.  Case law under the Fair Labor Standards Act tends to reflect that a worker ...

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Termination Following Complaints to Supervisors Regarding Overtime/Minimum Wage — North Carolina Overtime Attorney

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Recently, Federal Courts have determined that terminations following internal complaints regarding overtime or minimum wage, as long as the internal complaints were sufficiently clear and detailed, are protected under federal ...

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Which Business Entity is Right for Your Raleigh Company?

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Choosing the right North Carolina business entity is an important step in starting or growing a company. Choosing one type of business entity over another can affect liability exposure, taxation rates, management choices, and ...

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North Carolina Non-Compete Business Litigation Attorney

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In North Carolina, it is common for employers to seek to protect their business by having employees sign non-compete agreements. Non-compete agreements generally limit, for a particular time and area, the ability for an ...

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Attorney Fee Awards in North Carolina Business Contracts and Collection Cases

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Although the American legal system generally requires that parties bear their own costs, including attorney fees, North Carolina does provide the ability for a court to include attorney fees as part of a judgment in certain ...

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Raleigh Trade Secret Business Litigation Firm – Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation and Trade Secret Disputes

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Business clients often come to the firm seeking to enforce non-compete provisions or non-solicitation provisions located in employment contracts or employee handbooks.  However, many of our small business clients are unaware ...

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North Carolina Examination Under Oath (EUO) Attorney | Raleigh Insurance Coverage Lawyer

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Nearly all insurance policies contain a clause entitling the insurer to take an examination under oath (EUO) of the insured.  In North Carolina, the provision is most commonly invoked in the context of homeowner’s ...

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False Claims Act Attorney | Federal Civil Litigation Defense Lawyer

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The False Claims Act (31 USC 3729, et seq) is an important federal law that creates civil liability for those that defraud the government.  A company or individual that submits a false claim for payment to the government can ...

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