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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.
Entries by Eric Spengler
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 […]
“Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.” So instructs Hanlon’s razor, a philosophical guide for eliminating unlikely explanations for human behavior. This aphorism was top of mind when I sat down last weekend to watch Netflix’s popular new documentary, Fyre Festival: The Greatest Party that Never Happened. The Fyre Festival […]
The holiday season is a natural time to pause for a moment of reflection. My psychologist brother has been trying to convince me to embrace mindfulness, but I’ve never been one who finds meditation to come easily. On this particular night, late at the office, I can’t help but to take a moment to be […]
The on-demand economy of the 21st century creates numerous challenges for employment lawyers and their small business clients. The U.S. labor laws that govern minimum wage and overtime date to the New Deal—the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was passed in 1938! Needless to say, the economy of 2018 looks quite a bit different from […]
In the new “on demand” economy, subscription-based revenue models, or subscription plans, have grown in popularity. Think of Netflix, Dollar Shave Club, Blue Apron, and what feels like hundreds of monthly “boxes” delivering everything from clothing, to vinyl records, to wine. But not all subscription plans are created equally under the law. Businesses also are […]
The Supreme Court of North Carolina handed down a decision that has important implications for employment litigation. The case (Morris v. Scenera Research, LLC, No. 429PA13) was a double threat in that it answered two novel legal questions under both North Carolina’s Wage and Hour Act (NCWHA) and the Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA). What […]