Employment Law UpdateSchedule A Consultation

The Van Winkle Law Firm is presenting an Employment Law Update today at 11 a.m. at the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce. Carolyn Coward and Stephen Williamson will cover various hot topics in employment, including new overtime rules, HB2, and employer leave policies. Contact the Van Winkle Law Firm if your business is seeking assistance with changing personnel laws.

FLSA and the New Overtime Rules

  • How to conform with the new rules
  • How to implement strategies for complying with the new rule
  • How to survive the new rule

Are Independent Contractors DOA?

  • New guidance
  • New case law
  • New issues created by new overtime rules

Workplace Violence and
Active Shooters

  • New guidance from OSHA, DHHS, Homeland Security
  • New reasons to have a program in place


  • Its legal impact on North Carolina employers
  • Its legal impact on North Carolina employees
  • Legislative update

Employer Leave Policies in the
Wake of Lowes

  • New $8.6 million settlement – EEOC and Lowes
  • New EEOC guidance on leave under the ADA
  • New policies for employers to implement

Final EEOC Rules on
Wellness Programs

  • Legal limits for health-based incentives
  • Wellness programs that are truly "voluntary"