Raleigh Retaliatory Termination Lawyers

North Carolina is an employment “at-will” state. Employment at will provides that employment can be terminated by either party at any time, for any reason, absent a contractual agreement.  If you are an employee or employer, it must be emphasized that there are multiple exceptions to this general rule. If you are an employee that […]

North Carolina Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA)

The North Carolina Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA) prohibits an employer discriminating or retaliating against an employee because he or she files or threatens a workers’ compensation claim. While there are procedural steps that must be strictly adhered to, if the employee is able to prove his or her case before a jury, the damages […]

Using IRS 20 Factor Test to Assist in Employment Disputes

The question of whether a business’s workers are employees or independent contractors is a common issue for Wake County small businesses.  A worker’s employment status creates numerous potential litigation exposures including tax liability for employee withholding wages as well as civil suits under the Fair Labor Standards Act and/or the North Carolina Wage and Hour […]