Employment Litigation, Counseling, and Contracting

We represent employers and usually executive employees in a range of issues and controversies:

  • Wage payment claims and wage and hour issues
  • Whistleblower claims, including federal and state False Claims Act litigation
  • Terminations in violation of state public policy
  • Breach of loyalty/faithless servant doctrine cases
  • Non-compete covenants
  • Employee handbooks
  • General policies and practices
  • Resolution through litigation, arbitration and/or mediation

A substantial proportion of our employment cases involve covenants not to compete, in which an employee promises to limit his or her post-employment activity in competition with the employer.  In North Carolina and many other jurisdictions, written agreements restricting future competitive activity are enforceable if supported by sufficient consideration, narrowly tailored to protect legitimate proprietary interests of the employer, and reasonable as to scope of the restriction, duration and geographic territory.  Our attorneys have in-depth experience handling non-compete matters.

For employers, we can provide practical employment policies and procedures that comply with the law and minimize the risk of employment disputes.  We can help employees negotiate employment and severance agreements. 


The material on this website is not provided as legal advice.  The cases mentioned on this website are illustrative of the matters handled by the firm and do not include all prior cases or results.  Results in any case depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case.  Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in any future case.