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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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North Carolina Win For Parental Leave

North Carolina Win For Parental Leave

In a country that doesn’t even mandate that all employers must guarantee that you can return to your job following the birth or adoption of a child, North Carolina has made a significant step forward in a system that is archaic in comparison to other...

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The Command of Communication

The Command of Communication

A crisp baritone voice thunders across the silent expanse: Command- ATTENTION! Forwaaaard- March Your leeeft, your leeeft, your left, right, left. Your leeeft, your leeeft, your left, right, left….. To the reaaar, March Command- HALT! One voice distinctly heard by...

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Noelle LeBlanc Featured In North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

Noelle LeBlanc Featured In North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

Noelle LeBlanc describes her younger self as a petite, painfully shy little girl who toughened up after leaving her Richmond, Virginia home for the first time and taking her first airplane trip to join the U.S. Air Force. Her family was shocked when she shipped off to military boot camp at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas for basic training. She was a brave 18-year-old,

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USWNT Equal Pay Mediation Talks Breakdown

USWNT Equal Pay Mediation Talks Breakdown

When we last talked about the U.S. Women’s National Team (“USWNT”), they were headed to mediation with the United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (“USSF”) seeking equal pay and equal working conditions with the U.S. Men’s National Team...

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