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The Importance of OSHA Compliance in the Construction Industry

February 14, 2024

As someone who owns a construction company, you don’t likely need any reminding of how dangerous that line of work can be. All it takes…

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Crafting Effective Worker Agreements: Five Provisions

February 13, 2024

From non-disclosure to non-compete agreements, independent contractor, at-will, fixed-term employment, and executive contracts. There are many different types of work-related agreements you and your contractors,…

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Fair Labor Standards Final Rule on Employee/Independent Contractor Distinction

January 9, 2024

The Department of Labor is releasing its final rule on distinguishing employees from independent contractors for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The…

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Employee Claims: How To Handle Complaints and Investigations

December 12, 2023

No practice or policy can fully insulate your business from an allegedly actionable employment claim. Where accidents, injuries, and disability are involved, insurers often direct…

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Resolving Construction Disputes: Three Strategies for Issue Resolution

November 30, 2023

You entered into a contract to have renovations made to your residence or office building or to have it built from the ground up, thinking…

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How To Protect Your Business From Fraudulent Workers Compensation Claims

November 9, 2023

Over the years working to protect businesses and help them stay compliant with regulations in an ever-changing landscape, we have seen several best practices emerge.…

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Commercial Closings: A Guide to Successful Real Estate Transactions

October 24, 2023

Purchasing commercial property is a significant financial endeavor and can be a cornerstone for business growth and success. Regardless of the location of the property…

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Writing an Effective Employment Handbook: Best Practices for North Carolina Employers

October 13, 2023

An employee handbook is more than just a collection of policies; it is a statement of your company’s identity and commitment to employees.  Handbooks are…

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Understanding Payment Issues and Construction Liens in North Carolina: A Guide for Contractors

September 29, 2023

Payment issues are an unfortunate reality in the construction industry, affecting contractors and subcontractors alike. In North Carolina, various legal avenues can help you enforce…

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How Long Do You Have to Report Workplace Discrimination in North Carolina?

September 26, 2023

Unlawful workplace discrimination comes in many forms and can be distressing and challenging. Federal and North Carolina laws protect employees from certain forms of discrimination,…

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