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DOL Final Rule on Joint Employer Status

DOL Final Rule on Joint Employer Status

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR HAS BEEN HARD AT WORK.Right on the heels of its Final Rule on Overtime, the DOL just issued its Final Rule on Joint Employer Status. What does that mean for you,  Average Joe Employer? Maybe nothing. However, if you’re an...

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New Year, New 2020 Laws for Employers

New Year, New 2020 Laws for Employers

Anyone having trouble remembering to write “2020”? Even though you know it’s coming, that’s one New Year’s change that never ceases to catch people by surprise. Just as you can count on having to scribble through the errant “2019” for the next few weeks, employers can count on a flurry of new employment laws and regulations to trip them up in this year’s first few weeks.

Let’s ring in the new calendar year with a couple of new laws employers should expect to encounter in early 2020:

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Memorable Stories of Courtroom Victories

Memorable Stories of Courtroom Victories

Hot coffee, surgical conflicts of interest — these are (some of) our favorite stories from a decade of courtroom victories. It’s been a decade since Sara Lincoln and Tricia Derr founded our law firm, Lincoln Derr. In that time, they’ve built a team of attorneys and paralegals. They’ve moved offices, brought on new clients and cases, and done more than their fair share of time in the courtroom.

All of that time and effort has led to no shortage of stories.

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A Holiday Message For Employers

A Holiday Message For Employers

TIPS TO KEEP EMPLOYERS OFF OF THE “NAUGHTY” LIST
It’s an oldie, but a goodie – the lawyer Christmas card invoking dry legal-speak without overpromising – and just more support for the notion that lawyers truly are the fun police. While I’m not here to set

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The Pitfalls of Pigeon-holed Attorneys

The Pitfalls of Pigeon-holed Attorneys

These days, everyone seems to be looking for a niche — an area of specialization where they can plant their stake in the ground and lay claim as the foremost expert. We don’t do that. It’s not because we lack expertise or because we want…

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Sara Lincoln Named 2019 Women of Justice Honoree

Article originally published in the August 2019 Edition of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Magazine When Sara Lincoln scored an A in a law class as an undergraduate psychology student at Wheaton College, her professor encouraged her to go to law school.“That...

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Department of Labor Updated Overtime Rule

Department of Labor Updated Overtime Rule

It looks like it could be a very Happy New Year for nearly 1.5 million workers come January 1, 2020. On September 25, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released its final overtime rule which calls for a significant – though not as significant as originally proposed under the Obama administration – increase to the minimum salary threshold for overtime eligibility.

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