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|Actions May Speak Louder than Words: Can Franchise Agreements Protect Franchisors from Liability as Joint Employers?|
David Dubberly, Ted P. Pearce; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
August 14, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has created a buzz within the franchise community by announcing that McDonald's may be responsible as a "joint employer" for alleged unfair labor practices of some of its franchisees. Employees of franchisees have filed more than 180 unfair labor...
|Entrepreneurial Growth and Recruitment Strategy: An Economic Development Formula for Success|
Ernest C. Pearson; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014Historically, most local economic development efforts, or regional efforts among a group of counties, have focused on business recruitment. These efforts have generally been focused on large business recruitment projects. This has often been referred to as the “buffalo hunt.” In...
|High Court Rules Autopsy Reports Exempt from the SC Freedom of Information Act|
Bob Coble; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014The Court ruled that an autopsy report is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") disclosure requirements. This is the second opinion in the last month by the Court that restricts the reach of the FOIA.
|Fourth Circuit Determines Whistleblower Termination Not Retaliatory Discharge Under Sarbanes-Oxley|
Molly Hughes Cherry; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled recently that an employee’s termination after reporting his company’s potential connection to export violations and insider trading did not amount to a retaliatory discharge under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Feldman v. Law Enforcement...
|Wheaton College Order Changes Landscape of Contraceptive Mandate for Religious Nonprofit Organizations|
James P. Rourke; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014Last Thursday, while many of us were preparing for the long weekend ahead, the U.S. Supreme Court was hard at work, issuing an order that may have far-reaching implications for religious nonprofit organizations.
|The Problem with Service by Publication|
David L. Moore; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014It was a simple accident. He was simply unable to stop in time in heavy, rush-hour traffic and rear-ended the vehicle in front of him. After the accident was investigated and insurance information exchanged, he assumed the matter would be amicably resolved by his insurer.
|South Carolina Supreme Court Rules in FOIA Case|
Bob Coble; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014The South Carolina Supreme Court recently issued an opinion in Lambries v Saluda County Council.
|Danger Ahead: Employer Liability For Third-Party Harassment|
Benjamin Dangerfield; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
June 12, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014On April 29, 2014, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that employers can be liable for third-party harassment under a negligence standard. In doing so, the court joined other circuits in establishing that employers can be liable under Title VII for third parties that create a hostile work...
|EPA Finalizes Cooling Water Intake Rule for Existing Facilities|
James Potter; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 21, 2014After almost twenty years of signing a consent decree and subsequent litigation, the EPA finalized, on May 19, 2014, a regulation on cooling water intakes for existing power plants and for large existing manufacturers. New facilities had already been regulated since 2001.