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Mar 2017

Beth Langley Named Among Triad Business Journal’s Outstanding Women

Beth Langley, a founding partner with Hagan Barrett & Langley, PLLC, has been named among Triad Business Journal’s “Outstanding Women in Business 2017”. “We honor Beth for being recognized among this elite group of Triad business women as a reflection of the hard work, integrity, and compassion with which she seeks to improve our community and find justice for all our clients, especially those with…

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Nov 2016

Texas Federal Judge Holds Department of Labor’s White Collar Exemption Final Rule Unlawful

Whether perceived as a reason to give thanks or an early act of “Grinchdom,” on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, just eight days before the effective date of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Final Rule on White Collar Exemptions (‘Final Rule”), a United States Federal Judge in Texas held the Department of Labor’s Final Rule was unlawful. Judge Amos Mazzant entered a Preliminary Injunction Order blocking…

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Oct 2016

Chip Hagan named among Triad Business Journal’s “Most Influential People of 2016”

Charles T. “Chip” Hagan III, a founding partner with Hagan Barrett & Langley, has been named among Triad Business Journal’s “Most Influential People of 2016” for the tenth year in a row. As in the past 13 years, fifty community leaders including business owners, veteran policy makers and philanthropists were recognized for their contributions of time, talent and resources, and their decisions influencing the strength…

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Aug 2016

Chip Hagan, Beth Langley, and Bob Douglas Receive National Peer Recognition

Chip Hagan, Beth Langley, and Bob Douglas have been named among the 2016 Best Lawyers in America ® as a result of a peer-review survey comprising more than three million evaluations by top attorneys across the nation. The Best Lawyers® recognition is based upon specific practice areas. Hagan was named for his work in the practice areas of Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships, Closely Held…

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Jul 2016

Updated Pay Data Reporting Requirements beginning 2017

On July 14, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission published a revised rule concerning the employers new summary pay data reporting requirements, which will require employers to report pay data by race, ethnicity, and sex on the EEO-1 report.  The EEO-1 report is a required federal filing for all employers with 100 or more employees.  The new EEO-1 pay data filing requirements are effective March…

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Jun 2016

Hiring Summer Help Without Getting Burned

Many employers look to youth to fill their employment needs during the summer. It can be a cost savings and provide valuable and much needed help to employers, while providing valuable experience and income for the young employee.  However, youth employment can create traps with costly penalties for the unwitting employer.  This blog post will, hopefully, help you identify and avoid these traps. 1.  Is…

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Jun 2016

“Parsons Presumption”

The proper application of the Parsons presumption, which many workers’ compensation practitioners understood afforded injured employees the benefit of a presumption of a causal relationship between the originally accepted injury (or injury previously determined to be compensable) and the need for additional treatment for the accepted/compensable injury, continues to create a good deal of appellate activity.  As indicated in my previous blog, the North Carolina…

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May 2016


It’s finally a done deal – absent a true Act of Congress. The long-awaited revisions to the United State’s Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) regulations concerning the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) “White Collar Exemptions” were published May 18, 2016, almost a year after DOL’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.  We’ve read all of the drafts, listened to commentators, read all of the opposition by lobbyists, but…

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Mar 2016

Decisions to Watch – North Carolina Court of Appeals Employee Cases

Four recent decisions by the North Carolina Court of Appeals relate to Workers’ Compensation issues and have the potential to impact your business. The following overview highlights these cases. If you have questions about any of these decisions or other Workers’ Compensation matters, please contact Kurt at (336) 232-0655. If you have employees that reside more than 50 miles from their place of employment—BEWARE!  In a…

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