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In Brooklyn Savings Bank v. O’Neill, 324 U.S. 697 (1945), the Court made clear that an employee cannot enter into a contract releasing minimum wage or overtime pay rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act unless the release is approved by a court or the Department of Labor. The case is important because it confirms...
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The North Carolina Equal Employment Practices Act (NCEEPA) prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, or handicap.  The law is codified at N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. §§ 143-422.1 to 143-422.3. The NCEEPA applies to employers who regularly employ 15 or more employees. While the statute does not provide a private...
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The North Carolina Wage and Hour Act (NCWHA) governs the state-level wage and hour requirements for North Carolina employers and the corresponding rights of covered employees. The law includes requirements for minimum wages, overtime compensation, wage payments, payments of promised wages and benefits, youth employment, and recordkeeping. The law is codified at N.C. Gen. Stat....
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Tim Coffield, attorney, covers the Supreme Court case of Connick v. Myers and its implications for First Amendment speech by public employees.
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In the oldie-but-goldie decision of Steiner v. Mitchell, 350 U.S. 247 (1956), the Supreme Court held that time workers spend on activities performed before or after regular working hours is compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act, if the activities are “integral and indispensable parts of the principal activity” of the worker’s employment. This holding, and the...
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Charlottesville attorney Tim Coffield discusses recent advances in Title VII protections for LGBTQ employees.
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Charlottesville attorney Tim Coffield explores new protections for Virginia employees under the Virgina Values Act.
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An analysis of FLSA's professional employee exemption by experienced Charlottesville attorney Tim Coffield. Find out how an FLSA exemption impacts you!
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How did the SCOTUS case of Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo demonstrate representative proff in wage classes? Read attorney Tim Coffield's article to find out!
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