Monarch’s “Dreams Take Flight” Golf Tournament

Gardner Skelton PLLC was a sponsor of and participated in Monarch’s 11th annual “Dreams Take Flight” golf tournament held at The Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis on May 13, 2019. This year’s tournament raised nearly $63,000 for Monarch programs and services across North Carolina for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and […]

Gardner Skelton Wins Small Firm Category in the Legal Feeding Frenzy for the Second Year

Caleb Holloway and Erin Ball, LFF 2019 Co-Chairs (Young Lawyer’s Division), coordinated an outstanding effort in the small firm category to bring together law firms and law schools throughout North Carolina in an annual competition to raise money for local food banks. A new component was added this year that brought together about 150 volunteers […]

NAMWOLF Annual Conference 2018

Gardner Skelton is proud to be a member of the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF). NAMWOLF is a nonprofit trade association comprised of preeminent minority and women owned law firms and other interested parties throughout the United States. The Mission of NAMWOLF is to promote diversity in the legal profession […]

Gardner Skelton Wins Small Firm Category in the Legal Feeding Frenzy

Law firms and law schools throughout North Carolina banded together, once again, in an annual competition to raise money for local food banks. Thanks to generous donations by employees, family, friends and clients, Gardner Skelton PLLC raised $3,920.00 and took the Small Firm Category by a wide margin! The $3,920.00 raised is enough to provide 15,680 pounds of food for those […]

Monarch’s “Dreams Take Flight” Golf Tournament

Gardner Skelton PLLC participated in Monarch’s 10th annual “Dreams Take Flight” golf tournament” at the Tillery Tradition Country Club on April 20, 2018. Here are a few pictures from the wonderful event.

Does Your Parental Leave Policy Discriminate Against New Dads?

Although the vast majority of states, including North Carolina, do not require paid parental leave, some companies choose to offer it as part of their benefits package.  Of recent concern for those companies who do offer paid parental leave is whether their policy discriminates against male employees.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and U.S. […]

$2.5 Million Settlement Involving Wireless Health Services Provider

On April 24, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), announced that CardioNet, a Pennsylvania-based supplier of Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry, had agreed to settle potential noncompliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. As part of the settlement, CardioNet agreed to pay $2.5 million and to implement a […]

New Telemedicine Bill

The North Carolina House of Representatives is considering a bill that would require health insurance coverage for telemedicine services, House Bill 283. The bill is intended to help improve the quality of care for persons in rural areas. In an interview with the Winston-Salem Journal, Donny Lambeth, the bill’s primary sponsor, suggested that North Carolina […]

Beware: HHS OIG Hotline Scam

Do not answer any phone calls that appear to be from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General Hotline 1-800-447-8477. HHS OIG recently announced that its Hotline telephone number is being used as part of a new telephone scam. According to HHS OIG, the scammers represent themselves as HHS OIG Hotline […]

District Court Judge Enjoins Overtime Final Rule

On November 22, 2016, Judge Amos L. Mazzant III, a federal district court judge for the Eastern District of Texas, issued a preliminary nationwide injunction that temporarily enjoins the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing and enforcing a Final Rule that would have increased the minimum salary level for exempt employees from $455 per week […]