Employment

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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Fred Parker, Gardner Skelton, PLLC

Fred Parker and the law firm of Gardner Skelton, PLLC work with and advise tax exempt organizations (including 501(c)(3) entities) on all matters pertaining to: federal, state, and local tax compliance; employment; and general business operations. The attorneys at Gardner Skelton have effective experience in the non-profit industry by serving as legal counsel to a wide range of organizations - from schools and other local charities to a large, North Carolina-based healthcare provider.

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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.