Jon Goldberg Joins Alexander Ricks PLLC

CHARLOTTE, NC.  February 23, 2017.  Alexander Ricks PLLC is proud to announce that Jon Goldberg has joined the firm’s commercial real estate practice.  Jon represents developers, owners, investors, tenants, banks and Fortune 100 corporations in the leasing, development and finance of commercial real estate projects throughout the region.

READY OR NOT, HERE THEY COME…Department of Labor Publishes Sweeping Changes to Overtime Pay Requirements

By: Meredith Jeffries Last July, we alerted you that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division had published proposed revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exemptions from overtime pay requirements for “white-collar” employees. (See AR 2015 FLSA Alert).  Today, after almost a year of comment, debate, and speculation, the DOL has issued its final rule implementing the highly anticipated revisions (the “Final Rule”). What changes does the Final Rule make to the FLSA? It more than doubles… Read More >

Alice Richey Joins Alexander Ricks PLLC

CHARLOTTE, NC.  May 2, 2016.  Alexander Ricks PLLC is proud to announce that Alice Carmichael Richey has joined the firm. Alice brings nearly 30 years of experience in litigation and dispute resolution in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings. Alice has extensive appellate experience representing clients before the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She is certified to conduct mediated settlement… Read More >

The Weather Outside is Frightful; the HR Issues Don’t Have to Be: Compensation and Other Legal Issues When Inclement Weather Hits

by Meredith Jeffries Many of our clients have snow in their forecasts this week, and may anticipate weather-related tardiness, absences, or closures. This Client Alert summarizes how applicable laws require you to handle employee compensation and other issues when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate. Inclement Weather Closings Hourly employees (those who are “non-exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act) generally only need to be paid when they are working.[1] As such, unless your employee handbook or a collective bargaining agreement governing… Read More >

Four Alexander Ricks Attorneys Named Super Lawyers

CHARLOTTE, NC. January 14, 2016.  Four Alexander Ricks PLLC attorneys have been selected to the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. This year, Mary Mandeville was named a Super Lawyer in Business Litigation, Clark Walton was named a Rising Star in Business Litigation, Danny Merlin was named a Rising Star in Real Estate, and… Read More >

Mark Hanson Joins Alexander Ricks PLLC

CHARLOTTE, NC.  January 13, 2016.  Mark Hanson has joined Alexander Ricks PLLC as a Member, bolstering the firm’s commercial real estate practice.  Mark’s practice areas include all aspects of commercial real estate development, as well as real estate-based lending. He has particular expertise in the acquisition, planning, development, leasing, financing, and disposition of shopping centers, and in the planning and development of mixed-use, retail, and residential neighborhood projects. Prior to attending law school, Mark worked for a prominent real estate development/investment… Read More >

Attorneys Listed in Business North Carolina Legal Elite 2016

CHARLOTTE, NC.  January 11, 2016.  Alexander Ricks PLLC is proud to announce that two of its attorneys have been honored by Business North Carolina magazine as Legal Elite 2016.  Tom Ricks and Danny Merlin were both named to the Legal Elite in the Business category. About Business North Carolina Legal Elite. Since 2002, Business North Carolina magazine has published an annual listing of the state’s top lawyers.  Winners of Legal Elite are selected by statewide ballots sent to all active… Read More >

Alexander Ricks Earns National Recognition for Client Service

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 11, 2015.  Alexander Ricks PLLC is proud to announce that the firm has earned a coveted spot on the BTI 2016 Client Service A-Team List for recognition as a top performing leader in client service.  The BTI Client Service A-Team lists law firms named by legal decision makers as delivering the highest levels of client service, and publishes the definitive ranking of client service excellence for the corporate law firm market.  Each year, BTI interviews over 315 legal decision makers at the… Read More >

Ryan Hoffman Joins Alexander Ricks PLLC

CHARLOTTE, NC.  October 8, 2015.  Ryan Hoffman, an experienced litigator, has joined Alexander Ricks PLLC as a Member.  Ryan focuses his practice on resolving real property disputes and commercial litigation and handles matters throughout North Carolina.  Ryan is a regular speaker at continuing legal education seminars on real property related topics for organizations such as the North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina Land Title Association as well as for various title insurance underwriters. Ryan received his undergraduate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill,… Read More >

The Heat is On: Breaking Developments in Overtime Pay Requirements and Increased Department of Labor Scrutiny of Employer Pay Practices

By: Meredith Jeffries On June 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division published its proposed revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exemptions from overtime pay requirements for “white-collar” employees. The proposed rule is significant: It more than doubles the minimum salary requirement for an executive, administrative, or professional employee satisfying the exempt duties tests to be exempt from overtime pay, to $970 per week or $50,440 per year. It increases, to $122,148 per year, the… Read More >