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10.13.2016

Kenny Colbert, President of TEA, featured in TWC news story, "New Wells Fargo CEO Could Bring Positive Changes to Charlotte"

A new direction is ahead for Wells Fargo, and while the headquarters are in San Franciso, there are more Wells Fargo employees who work in Charlotte. The quick change at the top could create some uncertainty, but some experts say it could mean good things for the Queen City.
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08.08.2016

Kenny Colbert, President of TEA, featured in Charlotte Observer news story, "Charlotte business owners grapple with new overtime pay rules"

Charlotte business owners have less than four months to figure out how they’ll adapt to the federal government’s new rules requiring overtime pay for millions more workers.
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06.22.2016

Kenny Colbert, President of TEA, featured in Charlotte Observer news story, "Employee social media posts put Charlotte companies on guard"

This month, Bank of America was forced to issue a public statement after one of its employees in Atlanta allegedly posted racist comments on Facebook. It’s the latest example of corporate America wrestling with the growth of social media – and incendiary or embarrassing posts that can rapidly go viral, sending a company scrambling to protect its brand.
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05.11.2016

Kenny Colbert, President of TEA, featured in Time Warner news story, "Employers Concerned about Impact of HB2 on the Workplace"

With the U.S. Department of Justice and North Carolina squaring off against House Bill 2, employers are concerned about how the legislation impacts their responsibilities. "We've had quite a few calls," said Kenny Colbert...
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04.01.2016

Kenny Colbert, President of TEA, featured in WSOC news story, "Concerns remain if NC businesses can recruit top talent after HB2"

The political sideshow that has followed the passage of North Carolina House Bill 2 continue in Raleigh last week. Activists headed to the governor’s office are hoping for a face-to-face meeting. They delivered a letter signed by nearly 100 CEOs, urging repeal of the law, which mandates that transgender men and women use public bathrooms based on their biological sex rather than the gender with which they identify.
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03.31.2016

Laura Hampton, VP at TEA, featured in news story, "Charlotte Mayor Takes HB2 Fight to Raleigh"

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts is taking the fight against House Bill 2 to Raleigh. She spoke to lawyers at an NC Policy Watch event Tuesday about suing the state over the law which overturns Charlotte's non-discrimination ordinance.
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02.26.2016

Kenny Colbert, President of TEA, featured in Time Warner news story, "Charlotte Has Big Job to Fill As City Manager Steps Down"

The city of Charlotte has a big job to fill now that city manager Ron Carlee says he's stepping down. Carlee says he will not renew his contract when it expires next month after three years on the job. The question remains as to whether it was his choice to leave so soon.
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02.25.2016

Announcing Morgan Fogarty, Anchor at WCCB TV News, as emcee for HR Excellence Awards

We are pleased to announce Morgan Fogarty, Anchor at WCCB TV News, as Emcee for our fifth annual HR Excellence Awards on March 9th.
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02.11.2016

Kenny Colbert, President of TEA, featured in WSOC news story, "9 Investigates Charlotte Water workers racking up overtime

Channel 9 investigated Charlotte Water and its employees. A viewer urged Eyewitness News to look into the overtime hours some of the workers are receiving.
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01.19.2016

Deadline to participate is 1/22/16! NC Healthcare Benefits & Cost Survey

Our 11th annual NC Healthcare Benefits & Cost Survey is NOW OPEN for participation! NC employers are invited to take part in this valuable survey now through January 22nd. For the last 10 years, this survey has proven to be a reliable tool for employers to gather local information about current market trends in healthcare, along with benefit design and costs.
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01.15.2016

Abby Wambach, legendary two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer champion, to be keynote speaker at HR Excellence Awards

Abby Wambach, legendary two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer champion, to be keynote speaker at HR Excellence Awards on March 9th!
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01.13.2016

Kenny Colbert, TEA President, featured in TWC news story, "North Carolina Small Business Looking More Optimistic"

Small businesses are looking forward to 2016 but still have some concerns. The National Federation of Independent Business says small business optimism is up slightly across the country, though it’s well below typical levels
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01.05.2016

Call for HR Excellence Awards Nominations!

The Employers Association is accepting nominations for our fourth annual HR Excellence Awards. Nominations will be accepted for Promising HR Professional and Strategic HR Leadership awards. Deadline to nominate is January 18!
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11.05.2015

Kenny Colbert, TEA President, featured in WSOC news story, "1st item for new Charlotte mayor: Equal pay for city employees"

Just 48 hours after she was elected Charlotte's new mayor, Jennifer Roberts has hard-hitting items on her agenda including leveling the playing field when it comes to city pay.
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08.27.2015

Kenny Colbert, TEA President, has letter to editor published in Charlotte Observer

Kenny Colbert writes a response to “A pointless slap at the unemployed” (Aug. 23 Editorial) about the proposed state legislation that would require unemployed workers to apply for five jobs per week to continue receiving benefits.
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