Unemployment Benefits Hearings in the State of North Carolina

Former employees who file for benefits with the North Carolina Division of Employment Security (“D.E.S.”) may be found qualified or disqualified by an adjudicator during an initial filing process.  The Employer or former employee has the right to file an appeal and request an appeals hearing based on the adjudicator’s determination. An appeals hearing is a […]

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What Is A Severance Agreement?

A severance agreement is a lump sum of money that’s paid out to an employee when a company terminates them. What sets severance pay apart from normal wages is that an employee doesn’t receive it because of the work that they have performed. Instead, it’s a sum that’s paid out based on a legal agreement […]

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New Overtime Law and its Impact on White Collar Exemptions

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor finalized major revisions to overtime laws to modernize the rules for fair pay.  Currently, employees making less than $455 per week ($23,660.00 per year) are eligible for overtime pay. Also, at present under the Fair Labor Standards Act, white collar workers who are employed as executive, administrative, professional […]

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