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 […]
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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OK, maybe you didn’t ask this question, but maybe you should have—at least if you own a company that employs salaried workers, or if you yourself are a salaried employee. Let me tell you why. The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced rules that will expand the number of salaried workers who are eligible for […]
The massively popular ride-sharing company Uber agreed to pay up to $100 million to settle a class action case brought by its drivers in California and Massachusetts. The issue in the case was whether Uber misclassified its drivers as independent contractors (Form 1099) when they should have been paid as employees (Form W-2). The case […]
Signing a lease for your business can be a really exciting time. But, before you put start to move boxes and show off the new digs, make sure you thoroughly review what you’re signing. Here are 5 things in a commercial lease you should pay attention to. 1. A “Personal Guarantee” Essentially, a personal guarantee […]
Not only are we proud sponsors of Pitch Breakfast, but we also have a series on Charlotte Agenda. Below are the highlights from this month’s pitchers (Read the full post here, on Charlotte Agenda) Interloop | Interloop is a digital sales coach for companies with complex sales models. services to companies with complex sales models. […]
The North Carolina Wage and Hour Act (NCWHA) establishes regulations on employment in the state, including minimum wage, employee age requirements and numerous other provisions. It is important that both employers and employees know their rights and responsibilities under the NCWHA. Here are some fast facts you need to be familiar with as an employer […]
The first Pitch Breakfast of 2016 kicked of last Wednesday, January 29th. Just like every other second Wednesday of the month, you can find us at Pitch Breakfast tentatively listening, writing down notes, and taking a fervent amount of iPhone photos for our Charlotte Agenda Series. After the coffee was sipped, muffins were consumed, and […]
Charlotte Agenda has picked up our monthly post on PitchBreakfast for December! This month’s event featured 4 companies: Vestigo: “Go. Nature Awaits.” ShomoLive: “Bringing artists, venues and fans. Together.” Girls Pursuing Science: Guiding the “everything Girls” STEM revolution. Looqsie: “Search Together” Read the full writeup here.