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Tom Brady and Cell Phone Privacy In The Workplace

Posted by Mathew Flatow on Jul 31, 2015 8:55:00 AM

Brady’s cell phone problem illustrates the complicated issues surrounding cell phone privacy in the workplace. In recent days, the New England Patriots “deflate-gate” story has shifted from being about the air pressure in footballs to being about the destruction of Tom Brady’s cell phone. For people who are unaware of the situation, The New England Patriots used underinflated footballs in AFC title game in January. Tom Brady decided not to cooperate with the NFL’s investigation into his involvement and he destroyed his phone to insure the NFL could not obtain the information on it.

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Topics: Employment Law, Blog

DWI Sentencing in North Carolina

Posted by Adam Seifer on Jul 27, 2015 3:00:46 AM

DWIs in North Carolina are divided into six categories. From most severe to least severe, the DWI sentencing levels are: Aggravated Level One, Level One, Level Two, Level Three, Level Four, and Level Five. Each level is decided by the presence or absence of grossly aggravating factors, aggravating factors, and mitigating factors. To better understand which category of DWI you may fall in, it is best to first understand what the different kinds of factors are.

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Topics: Blog, DWI

What Interview Questions are Considered Impermissible?

Posted by Mathew Flatow on Jul 20, 2015 3:00:44 AM

Searching for a job can be a long, tiresome, and emotional experience. When you finally land an interview, it can be somewhat of a relief because you know you are getting closer to finding employment. Going into an interview you expect to be asked questions about yourself and you have likely prepared answers in advance. However, sometimes interviewers will ask questions that seem harmless, but are really geared toward seeking information they are not legally allowed to make employment decisions based on.

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Topics: job interview, Employment Law, Blog

What is an Ignition Interlock Device? Is One Required After a DWI Conviction?

Posted by Adam Seifer on Jul 13, 2015 3:00:02 AM

In North Carolina, an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) is only required for a driver that is convicted of DWI with a 0.15% BAC or higher or if the driver has had more than one DWI offense within 7 years.

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Topics: Blog, DWI, Ignition Interlock Device