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Managing Your Workforce During A Pandemic

Managing Your Workforce During A Pandemic

What Employers Need to Know As the world navigates a public health emergency, employers must also navigate a rapidly changing business landscape which includes managing the fears and health of their employees. Employers must give thoughtful consideration to...

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Another Drastic Move After Switch In USSF Legal Team

Another Drastic Move After Switch In USSF Legal Team

Merely one day after United States Soccer Federation (“USSF”) President Carlos Cordeiro apologized for the sexist arguments used in the USSF’s summary judgment filings, Cordeiro announced his resignation from USSF. He stated, “The arguments and language contained in this week’s legal filing caused great offense and pain, especially to our extraordinary Women’s National Team players who deserve better. It was unacceptable and inexcusable.”

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USSF Changes Legal Team Prior To Trial

USSF Changes Legal Team Prior To Trial

In a surprise move, the United States Soccer Federation (“USSF”) has switched its legal team a little over a month before trial in their Equal Pay lawsuit. The ball pass is due to the resounding outcry from the public and USSF’s biggest sponsors related to USSF’s legal arguments that women players are not as skilled as the men players.

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Lincoln Derr’s Message To Prospective Clients

By: Tricia Derr   When I meet with a prospective client, one of the first questions I ask is, “Have you talked to any other lawyers yet?”If the answer is no, I (kindly) advise them to do just that — to identify three other attorneys and interview them. I’ll even...

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U.S. Women’s National Team Awaits Decision In Equal Pay Case

U.S. Women’s National Team Awaits Decision In Equal Pay Case

As the U.S. Women’s National Team (“USWNT”) racks up a win against England at the SheBelieves Cup this week, their attorneys are gearing up for the trial in their Equal Pay case against the United States Soccer Federation (“USSF”). Exactly a year after the USWNT filed their lawsuit on International Women’s Day (March 8, 2019), the parties are moving ever closer to trial—currently scheduled for May 5, 2020.

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Implicit Bias – Name It and Claim It

Implicit Bias – Name It and Claim It

Lincoln Derr was recently recognized as one of the most diverse law firms in Charlotte. Our equity membership is 100% female, as are 80% of our attorneys. Granted, we are small, and as Benjamin Disraeli (and many others that have laid claim to...

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NCBF 4ALL Statewide Day of Service

Dear Colleagues,While our profession as a whole has experienced many changes, central and unchanged among them has been its dedication to service and community. One of the foremost ways in which we have shown our dedication to these ideals is through pro...

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New EEOC Discrimination Enforcement Data

New EEOC Discrimination Enforcement Data

On January 24, 2020, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released its Enforcement and Litigation Data for Fiscal Year (“FY”) 2019, which began October 1, 2018, and ended September 30, 2019. The data reflects that the EEOC received 72,675...

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Advantages of a Technology Savvy Law Firm

Advantages of a Technology Savvy Law Firm

Why technology is core to the Lincoln Derr Advantage (a.k.a. - #LDAdvantage)We like to win.And we do what it takes to make that happen.That means we study all the evidence, backward and forward. We learn the industry involved in the case. We get to know...

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Lincoln Derr Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers Top Lists

We are pleased to announce that four Lincoln Derr attorneys have been selected to the 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the state.

It is a high honor that Tricia Derr and Sara Lincoln were named to Top Lists, which is a distinction held by an elite group of recognized North Carolina attorneys. 

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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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