If you go to work for someone else, the odds are great that you are an employee at will. That’s the basic rule in North Carolina, as it is almost everywhere in the United States. In North Carolina, it applies whether you go to work for an individual or a private business or a unit of government.
So what? What does it mean to be an employee at will?
In Vance v. Ball State University, No. 11-556 (June 24, 2013), the United States Supreme Court held that an employee is a “supervisor” for purposes of vicarious liability under Title VII only if the employee is empowered by the employer to take tangible employment actions, i.e., to effect a “significant change in employment status, such as
Over the past week I have been going through some family issues which began with a medical emergency last Friday. Everyone we talked to from our family practitioner to the ER medical team believed that the signs pointed towards one thing. .
The ubiquitous nature of global positioning system (GPS) tracking devices has affected everyday life in a variety of ways. The potential of GPS has not been lost on employers, who are always searching for ways to reduce liability and increase efficiency. Using GPS devices on company vehicles, for example, can ensure that private errands are not being conducted on company time, that deliveries are being made as scheduled, and that employees are not speeding.