The Hammer Law Blog

NLRB Cracks Down on Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement Clauses in Severance Agreements

May 22, 2023
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On February 21, 2023,  the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision in McLaren Macomb regarding the use of confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions in severance agreements for non-supervisory employees.…

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Understanding the FTC’s Proposed Rule to Ban Noncompete Clauses

April 20, 2023
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently proposed a rule that could potentially ban noncompete clauses in employment contracts.  This article aims to address some of the most frequently asked…

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The Differences Between Employee Stock Purchase Plans (ESPP)

October 27, 2022
Types of Employee Stock Option Plans

With the new employment market of “soft quitting” and rapid turnover, both employers and employees are looking for reasons to take a job and keep it. One of the things…

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What to Look For When Signing an Employment Agreement

October 6, 2022
What to Look For When Signing an Employment Agreement

Recent changes in the workforce and workplace needs have led to increasing numbers of workers looking for new jobs and better compensation. Remote and hybrid worksites, competitive pay, and four-day…

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What does the Depp vs Heard trial tell employers about workplace investigations?

June 2, 2022
Workplace Investigation

Regardless of whether you are team Heard or team Depp, this legal decision is going to have wide reaching implications on workplace investigations. The jury awarded Depp $10 million in…

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Holly Hammer | NC Legal Elite 2022

May 2, 2022

Hammer Law PLLC celebrated its fourth anniversary on April 27, 2022. And I personally had the honor of making Legal Elite in Business North Carolina magazine for the third year…

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It’s Time To Start Thinking About Applying For PPP Forgiveness – What Your Business Needs To Know

August 1, 2021

If your company or small business took out a PPP loan in 2020 and used the 24-week covered period following loan disbursement, the loan forgiveness application deadline is likely coming…

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How Does ARPA Affect My Employee Benefits?

May 12, 2021
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The American Rescue Plan Act, or ARPA, was signed into law on March 11 and is one of the Biden Administration’s earliest actions. The Act contains provisions impacting health care…

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Can Employers Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations?

April 22, 2021
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Perspectives from the Key Regulatory Bodies  As we head into the Second Quarter of 2021, the US is beginning to glimpse long-awaited signs of a brighter summer ahead. While the…

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What Needs To Be In My Employee Handbook? Key Updates to Consider in 2021

April 12, 2021
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Although not legally required, employee handbooks can be valuable resources, providing employees with vital information at their fingertips from your company’s values, to its standard operating procedures, expectations for employee…

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