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How Are Impairment Ratings Calculated in North Carolina?

Suffering a work-related injury can be absolutely devastating. It can also leave you with plenty of questions. In particular, you may be wondering how your workers’ comp injury rating is calculated in North Carolina. Understanding the process can help you receive the compensation you deserve and the justice you need. Here, we’ll discuss the key factors that go into...

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How to Prepare for Your Individual Hearing in Immigration Court

When the federal government decides you do not have the legal right to remain in the US, it typically initiates removal or deportation proceedings against you. The most important part of the removal process is the individual hearing in immigration court. Held before an immigration judge (IJ), the individual hearing is, in essence, a trial where you and the government present...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Immigration Law

What to Expect at Your Master Hearing in Immigration Court

When the US government concludes you are in the country without authorization or violated the terms of your status, it may place you in removal or deportation proceedings. These proceedings are how the government determines whether non-US citizens have the legal right to come to or stay in the US. One of the first steps in the process is the master...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Immigration Law

Can Undocumented Immigrants Fly Within the U.S.?

Can an undocumented immigrant fly within the U.S.? Yes, they can, but that does not mean the process isn’t fraught with potential pitfalls and some danger. In general, domestic travel involves requests for official identification and contact with agents of the federal government. This means that air travel presents opportunities for an undocumented immigrant to be apprehended by federal...

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EMP Law Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers® 2024 Edition

EMP Law is proud to announce that several of our attorneys were featured in the Best Lawyers 30th edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. These prestigious accolades are determined through Best Lawyers’ peer review research process, which honor the top 5% of private practice legal talent across the country. Learn more about the methodology by clicking here. Best...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Employment Law

What Constitutes a Hostile Work Environment in North Carolina?

North Carolina and federal statutes outlaw harassment in the workplace and provide remedies for employees suffering in hostile work environments. But while kindness and civility should be the prevailing culture in every workspace, the law does not prohibit every disrespectful encounter. So how can you tell when behavior at work has tipped into illegal harassment and hostility? We can...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Workers Compensation Law

When Does Workers’ Comp Start Paying in North Carolina?

If you are injured on the job in North Carolina, you may wonder when workers’ comp will start paying. Workers’ compensation is designed to provide financial assistance to workers injured or who become ill while performing job-related duties. Here’s what you need to know about when workers’ comp starts paying in North Carolina. For immediate assistance from an experienced...

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Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) Benefits in North Carolina

Workplace injuries can happen to anyone, regardless of the type of job you have or the industry you work in. If you get hurt on the job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation, including Temporary Partial Disability benefits. Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) benefits are designed to help injured workers who can return to work in a limited capacity....

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How to Sue Your Employer for Unpaid Wages in North Carolina

However many benefits you receive from your job, the main benefit your employer must provide is proper payment. After all, getting paid is the reason most of us work. Unfortunately, many employers fail to honor their most basic obligation to compensate their employees. In 2021, the U.S. Wage and Hour Division recovered more than $230 million in unpaid wages for...

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