During this unprecedented crisis, many small businesses in North Carolina will have no choice but to reluctantly furlough or lay off employees. If you are a small business owner, you should consider important legal issues before reducing the pay or hours of your employees. Proper consideration of these legal issues will ensure that businesses do […]
About Eric Spengler
Eric leads the Civil Litigation practice at Spengler & Agans. He assists clients in contract disputes; employment issues, including wage and hour claims; personal injury suits; and other civil litigation, such as fiduciary duty and estate administration cases. Eric also offers immigration law services relating to business and employment issues, as well as family-based visas. Generally, his courtroom-based practice complements the transactional services provided by Justin.
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Business owners in North Carolina are facing gut-wrenching decisions in the COVID-19 crisis: Can I afford to keep any of my workers on payroll? Can I make my rent payment this month? Many small businesses in North Carolina need emergency financial relief now to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve found that small business […]
March 26, 2020 (Updated: April 8, 2020) These are trying times for small businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered the business climate in North Carolina and across the globe. In North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper has ramped up the state’s response to COVID-19 with a series of executive orders aimed at “flattening the curve.” […]
Americans used to think of cybersecurity as something impacting major banks or governmental agencies. After all, hackers were typically launching missiles or stealing billions in James Bond Movies. The typical citizen never worried about someone accessing their personal information outside of their Social Security or credit card numbers. So much has changed in just the […]
Every now and then, I run into something as a lawyer that makes me laugh. Not laugh in the sense of a deep belly chuckle, but more in the sense of shaking my head with disbelief. Here’s what had me laughing the other day. When does overtime pay apply? Imagine you’re an employee who wants […]
Spengler & Agans is pleased to announce that Matthew Chambers, the firm’s intellectual property and information privacy attorney, has earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional in European data protection law (CIPP/E) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). “We congratulate Matthew on his dedication and achievements in the rapidly evolving area of privacy […]
Curious about lawsuits? Find out what it means to sue someone, or be sued, and how the process shakes out in Mecklenburg county, North Carolina.
Recent changes to overtime pay announced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) could affect your right to overtime pay, or your business’s obligation to pay your employees for overtime. New overtime rules for salaried, white-collar employees Before explaining the new proposed rule, I should note as a starting point that salaried employees are entitled […]
This blog post is the second part of a two-part series looking at the Fyre Festival. The first post can be found here. The infamous Fyre Festival dominated the news when the plans for a lavish music festival on a desert island in the Bahamas ended in disaster. The fallout spurned a host of legal […]