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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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Increased Salary Thresholds for Exempt Status Expected April 2024

February 20, 2024

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that executive, administrative and professional positions meet a salary threshold (in addition to duties tests), to be considered exempt from the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the FLSA.  Highly compensated employees are exempt if they meet a salary threshold, regardless of their duties. In 2023, the United […]

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Employment Law Alert: USDOL Proposed Rule Adds to Employers' Q4 To-Do Lists

September 5, 2023

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced its proposed rule raising the salary threshold required for employees to qualify as overtime-exempt, from $684 per week ($35,568 per year) to $1,059 per week, about $55,000 per year. Read the US DOL News Release HERE. Upon publication in the Federal Register, the notice of proposed rulemaking […]

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Employment Law Alert: Possible Change to US DOL Overtime Rule

July 21, 2023

Change: A new salary threshold for exemption from federal minimum wage and overtime requirements is likely to take effect late this year or early next year. The new rule is expected to increase the salary threshold for most exempt employees from the current level of $35,568 per year to somewhere in the range of $46,800 […]

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For World IP Day, Partner Richard Caira Shares Thoughts on IP Challenges & Developments

April 26, 2023

What are the main challenges in the field of intellectual property law in the current global landscape? As the metaverse expands and becomes more prevalent in our society, it is important to approach the concept of it as being “real” from a legal standpoint. While the metaverse may exist in the virtual world and whether […]

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A Spotlight on Black History - Week 4

February 27, 2023

Our Firm’s social committee, led by our amazing associates, is celebrating Black History Month by shining the spotlight on a different Black lawyer, judge, or other trailblazer in North Carolina who impacted the legal profession. “Throughout history, Black people have faced great adversity in the pursuit of joining the legal profession and achieving equality in […]

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A Spotlight on Black History - Week 3

February 20, 2023

Our Firm’s social committee, led by our amazing associates, is celebrating Black History Month by shining the spotlight on a different Black lawyer, judge, or other trailblazer in North Carolina who impacted the legal profession. “Throughout history, Black people have faced great adversity in the pursuit of joining the legal profession and achieving equality in […]

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A Spotlight on Black History - Week 2

February 13, 2023

Our Firm’s social committee, led by our amazing associates, is celebrating Black History Month by shining the spotlight on a different Black lawyer, judge, or other trailblazer in North Carolina who impacted the legal profession. “Throughout history, Black people have faced great adversity in the pursuit of joining the legal profession and achieving equality in […]

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A Spotlight on Black History

February 6, 2023

Our Firm’s social committee, led by our amazing associates, is celebrating Black History Month by shining the spotlight on a different Black lawyer, judge, or other trailblazer in North Carolina who impacted the legal profession. “Throughout history, Black people have faced great adversity in the pursuit of joining the legal profession and achieving equality in […]

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Employment Law Alert: ARPA Requires Employers to Pay 100% of COBRA for Certain Employees

April 2, 2021

As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”), signed into law on March 11, 2021, beginning April 1, 2021 employers will be required to pay 100% of the COBRA continuation premium for group health plan coverage for certain employees and their qualified beneficiaries for up to six (6) months.  Who Qualifies for The COBRA […]

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Morningstar Law Group's Mack Paul Looks at 2021

March 11, 2021

Mack Paul, a partner in our firm’s Real Estate and Land Use practice group, joined two other local business leaders in an interview with Triangle Business Journal (TBJ) regarding their business outlook for 2021. Asked “Based on the information you have now, how do you see your company performing in 2021? What do you think […]

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