The Hammer Law Blog

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

June 2, 2022
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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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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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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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If You Let An Employee Go, Can They Work For A Competitor?

March 26, 2021

A brief primer on COVID-related layoffs and non-compete clauses in North Carolina. Though typically not favored under North Carolina law, non-competes are a common component of employment agreements and are…

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