April 26, 2016
On March 23, 2016, the North Carolina General Assembly passed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, commonly referred to as House Bill 2 (“HB2”). Among other things, HB2 prevents local governments from passing their own laws that are inconsistent with the state’s anti-discrimination protections. Although HB2 has resulted in significant attention from the national press, many commentators have criticized both the media and the General Assembly for failing to explain adequately how HB2 will impact private companies. This Client Alert (see link above), authored by T. Cullen Stafford of the Wyrick Robbins Labor and Employment Group, addresses several of the “Frequently Asked Questions” related to HB2, which are primarily focused on explaining the Act’s provisions to private employers.