Employment

Nichols, Choi & Lee, PLLC

Nichols, Choi & Lee, PLLC is a boutique law firm providing legal services in the areas of administrative law, employment law, professional licensing, and nonprofit corporate law. The needs of North Carolina nonprofit corporations are particular and require knowledge of nonprofit governance and IRS policies, in addition to generalized corporate knowledge. In addition to representing nonprofits, our attorneys are personally involved with the structure and operations of nonprofits, serving in leadership roles on numerous nonprofit boards throughout their legal careers.

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Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete offers a wider lens on workplace law. We have counseled employers exclusively since 1946. Today we have nearly 200 attorneys across 16 states, offering services ranging from the defense of single and multi-plaintiff employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims to complex wage and hour litigation, workplace safety, and affirmative action compliance issues, as well as OSHA, to workers’ compensation, ERISA and employee benefits, immigration, and labor relations.

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Gardner Skelton, PLLC

Gardner Skelton PLLC is a full-service law firm located in Charlotte, North Carolina. We work with and advise tax exempt organizations (including 501(c)(3) entities), and a wide range of regional, national, and international companies (varying in size from start-ups to publicly traded Fortune 500 businesses), and professionals, individuals and families in areas involving employment, healthcare, business, litigation and tax compliance.

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The Law Office of Lisa Gordon Stella PLLC

The Law Office of Lisa Gordon Stella PLLC provides a full range of legal services to non-profit corporations, including compliance with employment and non-profit laws, policy development, contracts, stakeholder communication, and start up assistance. We also provide board, leadership, and employee training, conflict resolution services, and serve as special counsel to conduct workplace investigations into allegations of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, misconduct and conflicts of interest.

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Worker Misclassification and Nonprofits

The N.C. General Assembly is considering a bill (H.B. 482) that would create new penalties for nonprofits and businesses that improperly classify their workers as independent contractors rather than employees. Nonprofits that misclassify their employees and fail to provide benefits such as workers’ compensation or unemployment insurance benefits could face fines ($1,000 per misclassified worker) and could be barred from state contracts for five years.