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Katie Weaver Hartzog and Michael Cohen Prevail at the Fourth Circuit on Plaintiff’s FMLA Claims

The Fourth Circuit recently affirmed summary judgment on behalf of a municipality on plaintiff’s claims of FMLA retaliation and interference. Plaintiff claimed he was wrongfully terminated after he was caught attending the NC State Fair during working hours while claiming to be using sick leave. Plaintiff claimed his attendance at the State Fair should have

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HLG Attorneys Prevail at Trial

HLG attorneys Dan Hartzog Jr. and Katie Barber-Jones prevailed at trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Dan and Katie were defending a North Carolina city and two of its police officers in a First Amendment challenge to a City policy and an arrest of the plaintiff at a

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HLG Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America©

On Friday, August 16, 2019, Best Lawyers in America© recognized HLG attorneys for their accomplishments. Best Lawyers selects its recipients based on an exhaustive peer-review survey and has become recognized as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Dan Hartzog was recognized by Best Lawyers in the fields of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Labor and Employment Litigation, Municipal

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HLG Attorneys Provide Municipal Employment Law Training

In partnership with the North Carolina League of Municipalities, Katie Weaver Hartzog, Michael Cohen, and Dan Hartzog Jr. recently completed statewide municipal employment law training for town managers, human resources directors, and other municipal officials.

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Dan Hartzog Jr. Presents at 2019 Municipal Attorney’s Summer Conference

Dan Hartzog Jr. recently presented at the 2019 Municipal Attorney’s Summer Conference. Dan presented on updates in the Fourth Circuit related to governmental claims.

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Katie Barber-Jones Speaks at NC Association of Defense Attorneys’ 2019 Winter Workshop

Katie Barber-Jones recently presented on harassment and discrimination in the workplace at the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys’ 2019 Winter Workshop. Katie presented “History Repeats Itself: Workplace harassment and Discrimination,” which included a discussion on the importance of creating a strong policy prohibiting harassment, a plan for enforcing the policy, and a positive company

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Dan Hartzog Jr. Serves on Board of Directors for NCAMA

On August 3, 2019, Dan Hartzog Jr. was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Association of Municipal Attorneys. The Association seeks to encourage cooperation among municipal attorneys, provide opportunities to exchange

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Dan Hartzog Inducted Into NC Bar Association Legal Practice Hall of Fame

Dan Hartzog was recently inducted into the North Carolina Bar Association Legal Practice Hall of Fame. To be eligible for nomination, attorneys must have engaged in the practice of law principally in North Carolina for 30 years or more and must have evidenced “a lifetime

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Katie Hartzog to Speak at Annual OMPO Conference

Katie Weaver Hartzog will provide an employment law update at the annual conference of the Organization of Municipal Personnel Officers (OMPO) on October, 14 2019. For more information on this organization or to participate in the conference

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