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The attorneys at Morningstar Law Group are leaders who are frequently asked to share their legal insights and expertise. Here is a sampling of the wisdom our attorneys are sharing at industry conferences, in published articles, and at continuing legal education events.

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Not So Terrific Understanding of Trademark Law There, Tom …

October 21, 2019

This recent article about Tom Brady and his unsuccessful efforts to register the trademark “Tom Terrific” came to my attention the other day: https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/27445881/not-terrific-tom-brady-trademark-refused. As an IP lawyer, I felt compelled to set the record straight and clear up any misconceptions Brady may have conveyed about trademark law to the general, non-(IP) lawyer public. First […]

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New Jersey is Latest US State to Ban Salary History Inquiries in Recruiting

August 15, 2019

New Jersey is the 17th U.S. State to enact restrictions on employers’ inquiry into and use of salary histories in recruiting and employment decisions.  NJ’s new Salary History law goes into effect on Jan 1, 2020. The law makes it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to: screen a job applicant based on the applicant’s…

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Workforce Alert: Just over 60 Days Left to Comply with NY’s New Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Avoidance Training Law

August 1, 2019

The State of New York implemented new employee training regulations effective October 9, 2018, with compliant training for existing employees to be first completed by October 9, 2019.  The law requires sexual harassment and discrimination avoidance training for all employees who spend any time working in the State of New York, regardless of the size…

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Workforce Alert: New Statute Grants Virginia Employees Access to Certain Employment Records

July 2, 2019

As of July 1, 2019,  Virginia Code §8.01-413.1 becomes effective, requiring employers to provide both employees and former employees (or their attorney) copies of all records or papers retained by the employer in any format reflecting: (i) the employee's dates of employment with the employer; (ii) the employee's wages or salary during the employment; (iii) the employee's…

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2019 CLE: Issue-Spotting on Background Checks

May 10, 2019

At Morningstar Law Group's annual CLE program, Amie Carmack andEric R. Hunt addressed current issues related to contracting with third parties to perform background and other checks on prospective employees and contractors. Click here to review their presentation.

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2019 CLE: Real Estate and Land Use Update

May 10, 2019

At Morningstar Law Group's annual CLE program, Amanda Mann, Partner with Morningstar Law Group, provided an update on current issues related to real estate and land use. Click here to review her presentation.

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2019 CLE: CCPA Takeaways

May 10, 2019

At Morningstar Law Group's annual CLE program, Orla O’Hannaidh, a Data Privacy and Security Attorney with Red Hat, provided a list of the key takeaways from the CCPA. Click here to review her presentation.

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2019 CLE: Arbitration in a Nutshell

May 10, 2019

At Morningstar Law Group's annual CLE program, Amie Carmack and Hank Gates provided practical tips for increasing the advantages of arbitration, advice on drafting enforceable arbitration provisions in employment agreements, and tips on procedure under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”). Click here to review their presentation.

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2019 CLE: Opportunity Zones Update

May 10, 2019

At Morningstar Law Group's annual CLE program, Molly Stuart offered an update on Opportunity Zones that were created as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Click here to review her presentation.

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Morningstar Law Group's Raleigh Favorites

January 27, 2019

Morningstar is pleased to share a few of our favorite spots around Raleigh. Click on the map locations to learn more.

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