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Parental Leave in North Carolina

Parental Leave in North Carolina

In North Carolina, over half of all working people (61%) don’t work enough to qualify for the Federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This article addresses Parental Leave in North Carolina and what you may or may not be entitled to under both federal and state law.

When Should You Hire A Wrongful Termination Lawyer?

When Should You Hire A Wrongful Termination Lawyer?

Wrongful termination is the case when an employee is fired or laid off, and the termination breaches several terms of the contract agreement.

North Carolina is an at-will employment state, meaning that a company has the discretion to fire an employee. The state gives companies the right to fire you without any warning or allow you to fix the problem (if you caused any).

What Do You Need To Know About North Carolina Worker’s Compensation?

What Do You Need To Know About North Carolina Worker’s Compensation?

North Carolina personal injury lawyers cover all injuries and illnesses that occur in a work-related accident or occupational disease. Typical work-related injuries include back injuries, knee and shoulder injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, broken bones, etc. North Carolina also covers occupational diseases, illnesses that result due to exposal of environmental hazards in the workplace (such as exposure to dangerous chemicals).

What To Do When A Work-Related Injury Leads To Discrimination

What To Do When A Work-Related Injury Leads To Discrimination

A work-related injury can change your old ways of functioning. Things may get complicated in every meaning – financial, emotional, and physical.

Besides the pain you feel, you will face other things such as going to multiple medical appointments, trying to do your work like you used to do prior to the injury, going to medical appointments, making changes in your work situation and even seeking help with your worker’s compensation claim.

Reasons For Termination Of Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Reasons For Termination Of Workers’ Compensation Benefits

If you are collecting workers’ compensation benefits, you are in a situation where you depend on this financial help while you recover from your work-related injury. But, it is crucial to know when and why your benefits might end. This helps you avoid making a mistake that puts at risk your workers’ compensation benefits. These are some of the possible reasons why your workers’ compensation benefits were terminated.

What Do You Need To Know About North Carolina Family And Medical Leave

What Do You Need To Know About North Carolina Family And Medical Leave

Employers in North Carolina, just like in every state, should follow the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA provides eligible employees with unpaid leave for certain reasons. Once an employee’s FMLA leave is completed, the employee has the right to be reinstated to their position.

North Carolina Construction Worker’s Death Sparks OSHA Investigation

North Carolina Construction Worker’s Death Sparks OSHA Investigation

People who work in construction understand that their job is dangerous. Even when they’re working on what seem like routine projects, they put their lives on the line. One wrong move and they can fall and suffer serious and even fatal injuries. Sadly, this was the case for a 30-year old man in Whitsett, North Carolina this month.

Are Workers Compensation Benefits Affected By A Failed Drug Test?

Are Workers Compensation Benefits Affected By A Failed Drug Test?

You can be denied workers’ compensation benefits under Huntersville’s workers’ compensation law if it is determined that at the time of the accident, you were under the influence of an illegal drug such as cocaine, meth, or marijuana leading to a failed drug test.