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April 2017 Archives

Talking to your teenagers about DWI

Talking to your teenagers about drinking and driving can save their lives and their licenses. In North Carolina, drivers over the age of 21 are not legally intoxicated to drive until their blood alcohol content is 0.08 percent or higher. For drivers under the age of 21, there is zero tolerance for drinking and driving. If your teenager is caught with alcohol in his or her system, the consequences could be harsh. 

Punitive Enforcement - NC Industrial Commission Adopts Policy Change Against Noninsured Employers

North Carolina businesses with three or more employees are required to have workers compensation insurance coverage under NCGS 97-93. Failure to secure the required policy can result in civil fines and criminal penalties against noninsured employers under the companion statute, NCGS 97-94. The policy behind the law is understandable - in the event of a workplace injury, insurance should be in place in order to cover any medical bills, lost wages, and permanent disability suffered by a worker injured on the job.