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The HR Specialist: North Carolina Employment Law

After a teacher was caught using heroin in an elementary school classroom, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools decided it needed to do more than check newly hired employees for criminal records.

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States—such as North Carolina—that have moved to electronic filing for unemployed workers have learned what can happen when too many people try to use the e-filing systems at the same time.

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When two dozen protesters showed up last month in front of the Raleigh office of the Employment Security Commission, it wasn’t a spontaneous protest for jobs and worker protection laws.

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Sometimes employers have the delightful problem of having several qualified candidates for a position or promotion. But that good problem can turn into a legal nightmare if an employer winds up fighting discrimination claims from a passed-over applicant. One approach that helps guard against discrimination charges is to have a diverse panel help make the hiring decision.

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Now that the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is the law of the land, it may be time to revisit how you set starting and incumbent salaries. If you currently allow managers and supervisors flexibility on pay issues, consider reducing that discretion.

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Think again if you believe you’re in the clear after a former employee misses a shot at filing a Title VII discrimination suit by waiting too long. Even if an employee waits more than 90 days to sue after the EEOC dismissed his case, that employee may have another bite at the apple—in the form of a North Carolina wrongful discharge lawsuit.

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Caterpillar, the heavy equipment company, used temporary layoffs to cut costs. Cisco Systems, the global information technology company, did a holiday shutdown in late 2008 to save money.

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The 4th Circuit just made it easier for employees to sue for having to work in a hostile environment. The court said that unpleasant and offensive conduct aimed as one’s sex or race does not have to happen in the presence of the employee who winds up complaining. Conduct witnessed by other employees can be used as evidence …

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It’s a good idea to keep careful track of the reasons why employees take FMLA leave—especially if an employee takes leave on different occasions for different reasons.

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Whether a work environment is actually sexually hostile depends on whether that’s how an average person would perceive it. A supersensitive person won’t get to sue for sexual harassment if an ordinary person would brush off the alleged harassment.

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