Kim Korando and Travis Hockaday Author the 2016 North Carolina Human Resources Manual

Constantly evolving labor and employment law demands that employers closely monitor and implement new legal developments in the workplace. The 2016 North Carolina Human Resources Manual, which includes Model Policies and Forms for North Carolina Employers, is designed to serve as a comprehensive tool for employers by outlining the duties of the employer during the entire employment process – everything from pre-hire through post-termination.

Highlights from the 2016 North Carolina Human Resources Manual include developments on:

  • Recruiting, hiring and employee selection
    • Requirements for screening applicants
    • Background checks
    • Questions that can and cannot be asked in an interview
  • Wages and hours
    • Exempt vs. non-exempt employees
    • Compensable working time
    • Garnishing wages
  • Recordkeeping and posting requirements
    • Requirements on storing I-9s
    • Posting notices in the workplace
    • Separating records from personnel files

The North Carolina Human Resources Manual was co-authored by Kim Korando and Travis Hockaday, partners in Smith Anderson’s Employment, Labor and Human Resources practice group and is available for purchase in print or online. 

Purchase of the North Carolina Human Resources Manual includes digital and print publications, a one-year subscription that provides employment law alerts, publication updates and downloadable templates created to help employers prepare an effective and compliant employee handbook.   

This resource is published in collaboration with the North Carolina Chamber and and can be accessed at

About Kim Korando

Kim Korando is a frequent speaker and writer on employment and human resource issues in the business and legal community. She is recognized as one of North Carolina’s leading labor and employment lawyers by Chambers USA, North Carolina Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America® and Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite.” Kim leads Smith Anderson’s Employment, Labor and Human Resources practice group. For more information, please visit her bio.

About Travis Hockaday

Travis Hockaday’s practice focuses on providing employment-related counseling and risk management advice to clients in a variety of industries, both public and private. He has represented clients in state and federal courts and agencies throughout North Carolina and other jurisdictions. His experience includes defending employers against claims involving discrimination, wrongful discharge, retaliation, harassment and civil rights claims; defending wage and hour, ERISA, and other benefit-related claims; and representing clients in investigations conducted by, and proceedings before, both federal and state departments of labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the North Carolina Division of Employment Security. He regularly speaks on employment and human resources issues in the business community. He has been recognized as a Rising Star by North Carolina Super Lawyers. For more information on Travis, please visit his bio

About Smith Anderson’s Employment, Labor and Human Resources Practice Group

Known for sharing best practices and updates on the law through its annual Employment Law Update and regular Employment Law Webinars, Smith Anderson’s Employment, Labor and Human Resources Practice Group regularly serves as a key resource to HR and employee benefits professionals. The group and its lawyers have received significant client, peer and business community recognition in such prestigious publications and ranking lists as Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America®, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” and Martindale-Hubbell®. They handle employment matters for many companies based in North Carolina and beyond, assisting them in building and maintaining an employer-of-choice reputation, while minimizing the burden of regulatory requirements and the distractions of governmental investigations and audits, employee disputes, and union organizing. 



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