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38th Annual North Carolina/South Carolina Labor and Employment Law Program

This year's program highlights trending topics in labor and employment law, including evolving issues in employee departure litigation, ethical considerations in the negotiation of settlement agreements, a discussion of critical race theory (CRT), and an EEOC update by the agency's director of field management programs.

We also hear from a panel discussing the employment implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Dobbs decision

As always, expect excellent substantive updates on recent employment decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit, as well as updates on recent state and federal trial court decisions from North Carolina and South Carolina.


  • 2022 U.S. Supreme Court Commentary: Employment Law
  • Continuing to Pivot
  • Fourth Circuit Update
  • What's Precedent Got to Do With It? The Earthshaking Employment Law Implications of Dobbs
  • Ethical Considerations in Employment Settlement Agreements
  • DEI
  • Choosing Wellness for Your Mind, Body and Best Life as an Attorney
  • National Labor Relations Board Update
  • The Evolving Legal Landscape in Employee Departures
  • North Carolina State Update
  • South Carolina State Update

In-Person Live or Live Webcast
Friday-Saturday, November 4-5, 2022
Event start time varies based on delivery method. Click on the event at the bottom of the page for exact start times.

Click here to view the full In-Person Live program agenda.
Click here to view the full Live Webcast program agenda.

Renaissance Asheville Downtown Hotel, 31 Woodfin Street, Asheville
Click on the In-Person Live event at the bottom of the page for hotel information.


  • Thomas Colclough, EEOC, Washington, D.C.
  • Bartina L. Edwards, The Law Office of Bartina Edwards PLLC, Charlotte, NC
  • April Harris-Britt, Ph.D., AHB Center for Behavioral Health and Wellness, Durham, NC
  • Katherine Dudley Helms, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC, Columbia, SC
  • Sean F. Herrmann, Herrmann & Murphy PLLC, Charlotte, NC
  • Grant Burnette LeFever, Burnette Shutt & McDaniel PA, Columbia, SC
  • Laura L. Noble, Noble Law Firm, Chapel Hill, NC
  • George A. Reeves III, Fisher & Phillips LLP, Columbia, SC
  • Paul E. Smith, Patterson Harkavy LLP, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Chandra A. Stallworth, Richardson Plowden & Robinson PA, Columbia, SC (Moderator)
  • Kyle R. Still, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh, NC
  • M. Todd Sullivan, Fitzgerald Hanna & Sullivan PLLC, Raleigh, NC
  • Laura J. Wetsch, Winslow Wetsch PLLC, Raleigh, NC
  • Erika K. Wilson, UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Jordan N. Wolfe, National Labor Relations Board, Winston-Salem, NC

NCBA Labor & Employment Law Section and SC Bar Employment and Labor Law Section.

  • Jennifer L. Bills, The Noble Law Firm PLLC, Chapel Hill, NC (Planner)
  • Jack E. Cohoon, Burnette Shutt & McDaniel PA, Columbia, SC (Planner)
  • L. Nicole Patino, Law Offices of L. Nicole Patino PLLC, Greensboro, NC (Planner)
  • T. Cullen Stafford, Wyrick Robbins Yate & Ponton LLP, Raleigh, NC (Planner)
  • Chandra A. Stallworth, Richardson Plowden & Robinson PA, Columbia, SC (Planner)

North Carolina: 9.00 MCLE Hours

2.00 Ethics/Professional Responsibility
1.00 Substance Abuse/Mental Health

South Carolina: 9.00 MCLE Hours

1.00 Legal Ethics/Professional Responsibility (LEPR)
1.00 Substance Abuse/Mental Health/Wellness (SA/MH)
Qualifies for SC Bar Employment and Labor Law Specialization

Individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or within a COVID-19 quarantine/isolation period (as defined by the CDC at the time of the event) should not attend NCBA/NCBF events in person. Should a registrant for an in-person CLE event begin to experience COVID-19 symptoms or fall within a COVID-19 quarantine/isolation period, they will be provided with a digital registration upon request.

Masks remain optional at NCBA/NCBF in-person events, and we encourage all attendees to use good health and safety practices. The NCBA/NCBF does not provide notification of potential exposure following in-person events.

See pricing below. Discounts may be available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 919.677.0561 for details.