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|Brand Standards Are for Everyone|
Ted P. Pearce; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
October 22, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014Now more than ever, it is important to understand brand standards: why they are set; how they affect franchisors, franchisees, and customers; and what the boundaries of brand enforcement policies should be.
|Premises Liability 101: Business Owner Liability for Crimes on Their Property|
Paul Dominick, Ed Hughes; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
October 6, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014The legal theory of premises liability holds property owners responsible for accidents and injuries that occur on their property. The law in this area is highly developed and can differ from state to state. Premises liability claims are wide ranging - from slip-and-fall accidents to intentional...
|Title VII at 50: What's New?|
Cherie Blackburn; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
September 9, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014This summer marked the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, legislation first introduced by President John F. Kennedy in response to the growing civil rights movement. For employers, the most important component of the act is Title VII, which prohibits employment discrimination on the...
|An Update of Flow Control Jurisprudence since United Haulers|
Tommy Lavender; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014Since United Haulers Association v. Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Management Authority, 550 U.S. 330, 344 (2007), most courts have upheld local flow control ordinances as constitutional under that holding. Plaintiffs in the cases since United Haulers have asserted a multitude of arguments in an...
|“P3” is Way More than a New Buzzword|
Jeff Reichard; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
August 20, 2014, previously published on August 19, 2014August 23rd marks the one-year anniversary of House Bill 857 (“HB 857”) becoming law in North Carolina. Through the enactment of HB 857, the Tar Heel state opened its doors to what is commonly referred to across the country as “P3,” which is shorthand for public-private...
|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...
|Wheaton College Order Changes Landscape of Contraceptive Mandate for Religious Nonprofit Organizations|
Jim 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.
|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...