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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Unpaid Wages in NC

Unpaid Wages for North Carolina Clients Hopler & Wilms, LLP has experienced North Carolina Employment Law Attorneys that can assist clients with unpaid wage disputes. Wage Laws and Unpaid Wages There are both State and Federal Laws which govern the pay of employees.  The typical types of cases we help people with in this area […]

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Employment Discrimination

Employment Discrimination Unlawful Discrimination and harassment in the workplace is common and is prohibited by state and federal law.  Below is more information about the the categories of discrimination which are prohibited.   Racial Discrimination Race discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because he/she is of a certain race or because of […]

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Severance Agreements in North Carolina

Severance Agreements for North Carolina Clients When the employment relationship comes to an end, the employee may have an uncertain financial future, and has to consider many things very quickly. One of these things that occasionally occurs is whether the employee will sign a severance agreement drafted by the employer. The Severance Agreement, often called […]

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Non-Compete Agreements in North Carolina

Non-Compete Agreements in North Carolina – Raleigh Non-Compete Attorney It’s important to know if you are agreeing to an enforceable non-compete agreement under North Carolina law and what exactly the non-compete forbids.  We can review a North Carolina non-compete with you and help you negotiate one that is fair.  North Carolina Non-Compete Agreements or “Covenants […]

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