The Van Winkle Law Firm’s
Carolyn Coward was recently featured on the front page of Hendersonville’s Blue
Ridge Now. In the article, she discusses employment law and the potential
impact of a Donald Trump presidency on employers.
According to Carolyn, a Trump presidency may actually be good news for
employers. Before a group at the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce,
she discussed recent developments regarding overtime, non-compete clauses,
the Affordable Care Act, and the ins and outs of recent decisions and
why they matter for employers who are preparing for the future. She also
discussed how Trump will likely appoint conservative Supreme Court judges
to replace the late Antonin Scalia and potentially Ruth Bader Ginsburg
within the next four years.
Employers are optimistic that a Trump presidency will bring about change
to the widely-disliked Affordable Care Act and cut regulations.
While the country is headed in a more conservative direction, she noted
that North Carolina has shifted to the left for the first time in many
years now that Republican Bob Edmunds lost his re-election bid to Democrat
Mike Morgan. She explained that if you were working for an employer, she
would try to get the case heard in federal court, while discrimination
or wage-hour cases would be best heard in state courts.
Carolyn also spoke about other emerging issues, including leave policies,
tip pooling, and independent contractor status determination.
Visit Blue Ridge Now online to view to full article, “Employers could benefit from Trump court picks.”