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Michael B. Cohen Publishes Article Addressing Proposed Fluctuating Workweek Method Rule

Hartzog Law Group attorney Michael Cohen recently published an article concerning the U.S. Department of Labor’s newly proposed fluctuating workweek method rule, which will render bonuses and premium payments, paid in addition to a fixed salary, compatible with the method. The article is accessible here: http://ow.ly/vd3s50xt1bB.

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Katie Hartzog Provides Radio Interview Regarding ADA

Katie Hartzog was interviewed on November 21, 2019 on the Legal Matters program of the North Carolina Reading Service. Katie spoke about Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the context of public accommodations, including the state of the law concerning the applicability of the ADA to websites. A recording of Katie’s

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Dan Hartzog Presents at UNC System Attorneys Fall Conference

Dan Hartzog recently presented on the defense of Title IX litigation for UNC System Attorneys at their fall conference. The conference was hosted by the Office of Legal Affairs at UNC- Charlotte.

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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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Katie Hartzog Presents to the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police

Katie Weaver Hartzog recently presented to the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police in a series of trainings conducted in Wrightsville Beach and Black Mountain. The training focused on best practices to avoid constitutional employment claims.

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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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