Tag: North Carolina

January 1 marks major deadline for North Carolina E-Verify law

by Richard L. Rainey North Carolina’s law requiring employers and local governments to use the federal E-Verify system when hiring new employees is taking effect in phases. January 1 is the next effective date. The requirement to use E-Verify begins January 1 for employers with at least 100 but fewer than 500 employees in North […]

New E-Verify Requirements Going into Effect in North Carolina

By Richard L. Rainey A new North Carolina state law soon will require use of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) E-Verify system to check if workers are legally entitled to work in the United States. Under the new law, signed by Governor Bev Perdue on June 23, all employers in North Carolina that […]

North Carolina: No Housecleaning in “Purple” State

by Richard L. Rainey, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC The “throw the bums out” wave that was prevalent in many states was a mere ripple in North Carolina. Incumbents on both sides of the aisle held onto their seats in all of the congressional contests except one — in House District Two, where Republican […]

Medical Marijuana Compassionate Use Laws Among 2010 Legislative Actions

by Lorraine Yeomans The 2010 state legislative sessions have kicked off across the nation, and one of the first pieces of legislation to be signed into law this year was a bill legalizing the use of medical marijuana. On January 18, as one of his last acts before leaving office, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine […]

Control the Office Thermostat to Save Money, Environment

Although some parts of the country still feel like summer, this week we officially begin the fall season. The Farmers’ Almanac recently released its winter forecast for 2009-2010 predicting that three-fourths of the United States will experience colder than normal temperatures on average. When temperatures plunge, what can human resources do to reduce energy bills […]