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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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North Carolina Third Party Employment Injury Lawyers | Workers Compensation Liens under NCGS 97-10.2

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When an employee is injured at work, he or she typically has a right to file a workers compensation claim with the North Carolina Industrial Commission.  If, however, the injury was caused by the negligence of a third party, ...

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Handling North Carolina Wage Claims for Employee Unpaid Vacation Time

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States vary as to whether or not vacation pay or sick leave pay must be paid to employees when their period of employment ends with a company.  Although North Carolina does not require employers to provide paid time off, if ...

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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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Overlap between Breach of Contract and Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Claims

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Contract disputes are part of doing business. In most cases, the party on the other side is simply unable, or unwilling, to live up to its side of the bargain. Sometimes, though, the other party has acted with more sinister ...

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Raleigh Hotel and Restaurant Hospitality Attorney

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As is the case in most industries, the more a hotel or restaurant grows, the more likely its owners are to need an attorney.  For many businesses, including hotels and restaurants, it makes sense to have an attorney assist ...

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Enforceability of Arbitration Clauses in North Carolina Employment Contracts

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Companies employing skilled labor such as doctors, engineers, and architects frequently include arbitration clauses in their employment agreements. The benefit to the employer is that arbitration is typically less expensive ...

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Personal Guarantees on Commercial Contract Collections and the Typical Requirement of Two Signatures under North Carolina Law

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For many startup businesses, it can be impossible to obtain credit without offering a personal guarantee of an owner or officer. If the business is not successful, and cannot pay its debts, this guarantee can come back to ...

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Raleigh Business Litigation Attorneys

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Whether you are the sole member of a small limited liability company or the president of an international corporation, the chances are that you will eventually need the assistance of a seasoned business litigation attorney. ...

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Raleigh Breach of Contract Attorneys and Business Litigation Lawyers

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Except for a few varieties of agreements subject to North Carolina’s “statute of frauds,” most other agreements may become written or oral contracts. Both types are recognized by North Carolina law; you do not ...

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