Edelstein & Payne Presenting Know Your Rights Conference to Fire Fighters and Paramedics in Statesville

Posted by Sean Cecil | May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

North Carolina public employees have employment circumstances and face issues that are unique. Our firm has expertise in counseling and representing them, developed through decades of experience. Tomorrow, Edelstein & Payne attorneys Travis Payne and Eli Albiston will present a "Know Your Rights" conference to members of the Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics (PFFP) in Statesville, North Carolina. 

During the conference, attorneys Payne and Albiston will present on the current status of several issues relevant to Firefighters and Paramedics (and other North Carolina local government employees) including:

- Political Activities and Free Speech for Public Employees

- Workers Compensation Law and Procedures

-Using Grievance Procedures

- Obtaining Public Records

- Using Social Media, the Internet, and Electronic Devices

- The Fair Labor Standards Act and Wage and Hour Law for First Responders

During the presentation on grievance procedures, we will review the relatively recent Court of Appeals decision in Bray v. Swisher, our case that confirmed a public employee's right to obtain his personnel file prior to disciplinary proceedings, and the grievance procedures and Civil Service Commission rules from several local governments including Asheville, Statesville, Kinston, Winston-Salem, and Greenville. 

Our attorneys have experience counseling and representing local government employees and North Carolina career state employees in grievances and litigation regarding employment issues. Fill out the form on our Employment Law page to start the process of scheduling a consultation. 

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Sean Cecil

Sean is an experienced advocate dedicated to justice for all people. He believes that individual human rights outweigh the freedom to make an easy dollar.


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