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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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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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Feb 2016

NLRA (National Labor Relations Act) Watch – Section 7 Issues in the New Year

If your employees are not unionized – and for the vast majority of employers in North Carolina, that is the case – can you discipline them if they stop working? If Joe refuses to work because he doesn’t like his latest work assignment, it might be considered insubordination; but if Joe, Mary and Al have a complaint about working conditions, they don’t have to be…

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Jan 2016

Our Attorneys Receive National Peer Recognition

Chip Hagan and Starling Underwood have been recognized as “North Carolina Super Lawyers” by Super Lawyers Magazine, which provides a rating service of attorneys who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations, identifying “Super Lawyers” in 70 practice areas. Hagan has been named every year since 2012 in the areas of Business and…

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Nov 2015

Partner Bob Douglas Hikes Above the Tree Line in Norwegian National Park

Already at the pinnacle of his profession as an exceptional attorney, partner Bob Douglas and five of his legal colleagues challenged themselves to backpack up the highest mountains of Norway this summer. The group, all members of the NC Bar Association and veteran hikers, reported on their international hiking adventure in an article published in this month’s North Carolina Lawyer. We are pleased that Bob chose…

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Nov 2015

Chip Hagan Named Among Triad Business Journal’s Most Influential

Charles T. “Chip” Hagan III, a founding partner with Hagan Barrett & Langley, has been named among Triad Business Journal’s “Most Influential People of 2015.”  As in the past 12 years, 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 of our local economy.  Hagan was selected because…

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Sep 2015

Hagan Barrett & Langley Welcomes New Partner

Hagan Barrett & Langley, PLLC, announced that Kurt A. Seeber has joined the firm as a new partner. Seeber brings over 20 years of complex civil litigation experience to the boutique firm providing legal services to business leaders. For the past fifteen years he practiced with a firm in Winston-Salem. “We are honored that such an accomplished business litigator chose to continue his impressive career…

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Aug 2015

Hagan Barrett & Langley Names New Associate

Hagan Barrett & Langley announced that Starling Underwood has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney, effective September 1. “Mr. Underwood has an impressive track record as lead attorney in a wide range of commercial litigation disputes, real estate litigation, commercial contract disputes and appellate litigation,” said partner Charles “Chip” T. Hagan III. “We are pleased that he has chosen to relocate his practice and…

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Aug 2015

Hagan and Douglas Receive National Peer Recognition

Partners Charles “Chip” T. Hagan III and Robert D. Douglas III 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…

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