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The Defendant in Your Case Wants Your Private Information

Defendent in Your Case Wants Your Private Information

After you are wronged or badly injured, your health, your money, and your future may all be at stake. You try to do all you can to recover from a bad situation that is not your fault. You fight your fear and call us for help. Then your lawsuit is finally filed and you can begin to think that this important situation might someday come to an end. Then you receive questions sent by the defendant. We tell you to answer them to the best of your ability. You look at the questions in disbelief.

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Congress Might Just Be Taking Away Your Overtime

Imagine that you usually get about 10 hours overtime in your job.   One day your boss asks you to sign an agreement that you will take comp time, instead of your overtime pay.  The paper says you don’t have to sign it, but you are afraid that if you don’t, you will no longer have a job. Lots of people are entitled to overtime pay because the law requires them to be paid time and a half for every hour they work over forty hours.  Now a bill that has passed the US House

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Valerie Johnson Reports Workers’ Comp Win

Workers Compensation Claim

Michael Coward, an employee with Weyerhaeuser for more than 35 years, was severely burned by a steam line. It was a case where Mr. Coward did nothing wrong. He was hospitalized at a burn center and will need to care for the large burn for his lifetime. Yet the employer refused to pay the proper compensation that he was owed under the law for the permanent damage to his skin. In North Carolina, an employee is entitled to three things after a workers’ compensation injury: payment for lost time from work. Payment is made at 2/3

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Why We Honor Fallen Workers Today

Workers Memorial Day

On Workers Memorial Day we remember workers who lost their lives on the job. It’s a good time to let others know about how risky some jobs are and to remind us about the responsibility that employers have to protect their workers. Every worker should feel protected at work from physical harm, harassment, and illegal employment practices. As business owners ourselves, we understand the biggest focus is on getting the job done. But you need to question, if the job can’t be done safely, should you be doing it at all?    The Bureau of

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Why Did A Cable TV Channel Feature Our Client In One Of Its Shows?

The show is called Vanity Fair Confidential, and it can be seen on the Investigation Discovery Channel.  Maybe you are familiar with the show.  A recent episode, called St. George’s Hidden Dragons, featured our law firm’s client, Forrest Parker.  It’s not every day that one of our clients has the opportunity to convey an important message on national television, so we want to celebrate it and urge you to watch. What is our client’s story? Forrest wasn’t looking for the limelight, but he has an important story to tell. He is a grown man now,

Posted in Cases in the News, Sexual Abuse and Harassment

What Does The Bathroom Bill (HB2) Have To Do With Your Job?

North Carolina’s 2016 bathroom bill, HB2, is famous around the country.  Most people know about it because it requires people to use the bathroom that matches with their gender on their birth certificates.  Many people know that it cost the state millions in revenue because the NCAA and other events refused to come to North Carolina.  We just watched the 2017 ACC Tournament take place in Brooklyn, New York, instead of Greensboro, North Carolina.  Every NC college basketball fan felt the sting of that move. But you may not know that the bathroom bill also

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Four Ways to Get the Best Outcome in Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

workers compensation tips

You have been injured. Your health and your finances are at risk. You need to put money in your pocket and food on the table every week. There are better ways to make this happen than others. You probably want to know what you can do today to get the best results for your case and for your health. Here are the top four things you can do to win your workers comp case. Tell your lawyer everything that has to do with your injury, work and medical condition. Nobody likes being blindsided. And when a

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If You Were Assaulted at School, Can the School Force You to Talk to your Perpetrator?

Assaults at School

There is a lot of talk these days about “restorative justice.” After a crime is committed, or a rule is broken, school officials assemble all the people involved and try to get them to understand each other. School and college administrators love this procedure and they are getting trained in how to implement it all over the country. If it works, it’s supposed to cut down on assaults, bullying, and other crimes. But if you were the victim of a rape, sexual assault or a violent crime, should you be forced to sit down in

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The Government is About to Give Your Job the Right to Know Everything About You

employee rights

Unless you live far from your neighbors, you probably cover up your windows at night or when you’re away from home. We are hardwired to make sure that we keep our privacy. Nobody likes prying eyes. Since Americans value their homes, their security, and their privacy so much, it’s hard to believe that many people would support the government allowing their job peak inside their bodies.  A right to privacy is something that people talk about being a part of the Constitution. But the US Congress could now pass a bill that would allow employers

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Women’s Basketball Coach Says Parents Worried About Sexual Abuse Should Get Knocked in the Face

Female Basketball Player with Thumb Down

You may have heard that Baylor University is under investigation by the Office of Civil Rights within the US Department of Education. Several Baylor football players have been convicted of rape in recent years. The coach and University President were forced to step down, and the Title IX coordinator quit, claiming that she was retaliated against for trying to protect students. You expect loyal alumni to defend the school, perhaps even to get hostile about the complaints. But last weekend, this is what Kim Mulkey, Baylor’s women’s basketball coach had to say on the court

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