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Media Guide

Poyner Spruill LLP attorneys serve as spokespersons on many newsworthy topics across a number of different practice areas. If you are interested in speaking with one of our attorneys for a story or if you have a question about any of our publications, press releases or events listed please contact our marketing department at 919-783-6400.

Interview Topics

Our attorneys can serve as background or comment on topics such as:

  • An employer’s right to review employee emails, use of the computer and mobile devices – from both an employer and an employee perspective 
  • Availability of long-term care for Baby Boomers in North Carolina
  • Bank privacy laws
  • Bank security breaches
  • Closely-held businesses and succession issues
  • Companies that have funded 401 K match programs (how to encourage employees to save) 
  • Contested wills
  • Employees caring for sick relatives
  • Employees on active military duty
  • Employer requirements under OSHA and jobsite safety
  • Employers dealing with revisions to Family Medical Leave Act
  • Employers’ responsibilities when politics are discussed at the office (free speech)
  • Enforceable non-compete agreements
  • Green/environmentally-friendly initiatives
  • Health care privacy law (HIPAA)
  • How employers should handle employees taking intermittent leave
  • Long-term care facilities in trouble for fraud and abuse
  • Long-term care licensing
  • Medicare reimbursement (state or facility level)
  • Notable trends in entertainment law in North Carolina
  • Employer’s obligations to secure private information, including performance reviews and medical records
  • Employee blogging
  • Online internet security – employer blogging – pros and cons of
  • Privacy in the workplace
  • Protecting intellectual property on the internet
  • Repeal of the estate tax
  • Residential foreclosures
  • Right to videotape the workplace
  • Strategies for businesses to reduce litigation costs
  • Strategies for employers to stay out of court
  • Tax issues, corporate or manufacturing
  • Tax incentives for entertainment companies
  • Tax incentives for relocating companies
  • Time management (From an employee and employer perspective)
  • What companies can do to protect copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property
  • White collar criminal defense
  • Wills and blended families

what's new at the firm

Terminating Employment: Best Practices to Navigate the Termination Minefield

2/13/2019

How an employer manages an employment termination is often the determinative factor in whether an employee sues for wrongful termination. This webinar discussion focuses upon best practices that should be used to minimize frequency of post-termination lawsuits, severance and release considerations, and essential planning and documentation for termination of an employee.

WEBINAR: The Regulators’ Update

2/7/2019

Leadership of the N.C. Adult Care Licensure Section, along with members of the p.s. Health Law Team, will present an update on adult care home survey and regulatory issues, including new developments in regulatory interpretation and application during surveys by the Adult Care Licensure Section.

Poyner Spruill's Hobbs leading client relations presentation at UNC School of Law's Festival of Legal Learning

2/4/2019

RALEIGH, N.C. — Poyner Spruill’s Brandi Hobbs will again be a featured speaker in the UNC School of Law’s Festival of Legal Learning. The two-day event offers attendees the chance to earn up to 12 CLE credits and will take place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9, at The William & Ida Friday Continuing Education Center in Chapel Hill.

Twenty attorneys at Poyner Spruill honored in 2019 Super Lawyers list

1/24/2019

RALEIGH, N.C. — Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce 16 attorneys at the firm have been selected to the 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in North Carolina are selected.

Venturing into the Land of OZ: An Opportunity Zone Conference

1/23/2019

Hear from experts and innovators on all aspects of Opportunity Zones, the community development incentive brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Our agenda includes topics on current issues and best practices for the Opportunity Zones program.

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