Can Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccines?

Jennifer Milak

On December 16, 2020, the EEOC published guidance for employers concerning mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements. The EEOC stated than an employer does not violate the ADA disability-related inquiry prohibition when the employer requires the employee to show proof of receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination.  However, the EEOC warned employers to not ask the employee why…

COA Issues Opinion Affecting all Mediated Settlement Agreements in Superior Court Civil Actions

Patrick Scott and Tracey Jones

The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently considered the issue of whether a mediated settlement agreement can be signed by the attorneys on behalf of their clients in the case of Mitchell v. Boswell, ____ N.C.App. ___, ___ S.E.2d ___ (2020). In that case the parties were out of state while their attorneys participated in…

Teague Campbell Included in the 2021 Best Law Firms List Released by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

Teague Campbell

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the 11th consecutive year, announced the release of the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP is honored to, yet again, receive notable rankings in both the Raleigh and Asheville metropolitan areas. This substantive industry listing recognizes firms for professional excellence who receive…

Local Governments Haunted by Graveyard Regulations

Patrick Scott

During the month of October, front yards across the country are transformed into ancient burial grounds where long term tenants are attempting to escape. In most situations, this spellbinding event vanishes on November 1st, leaving authentic cemeteries to exist without much thought until the next October. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has made “private cemeteries” –…