The Hammer Law Blog

Happy Sixth Anniversary to Hammer Law

May 10, 2024
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It’s hard to believe that April 27 was the sixth anniversary of Hammer Law PLLC. It’s been six years since I stepped out on my own entrepreneurial journey and established…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Executive Compensation

November 7, 2023
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What Is An Executive Compensation Package?  Executive compensation is a legal team of art that generally refers to the financial rewards and benefits that top executives receive.  These executives are…

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Labor Department Proposes Substantial Changes to White-Collar Salary Thresholds

September 25, 2023
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Are you a Startup Business in the technology or life science industry in the Triangle? Be aware that salary increases may soon be required to maintain the status of exempt…

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Major Shift in Employee Handbook Regulations: What Employers in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill Need to Know

August 22, 2023
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As a business owner in North Carolina, it’s important to be updated about the ever-evolving employment laws, especially when it concerns your business. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has…

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What’s Market in Executive Compensation July 2023: Remember to Evaluate and Negotiate Equity Terms (Stock and Options)

July 21, 2023
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In the arena of executive compensation, an employment contract may contain complex terms relative to equity compensation.  It is important to understand that this can be an area that increases…

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7 Reasons Executives Need A Lawyer Before Joining A New Role

June 19, 2023
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Are you looking at accepting an executive role at a new organization? Congratulations on the new opportunity! Before you jump on board and sign those employment and compensation agreements, have…

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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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