Labor and employment law attorneys from both Carolinas gathered Oct. 23rd-24th for the 31st Annual North Carolina/South Carolina Labor & Employment Law Conference. Womble Carlyle attorney Ashley Kutz Kelley, the Programs Chair for the SC Bar’s Employment and Labor Law Section, coordinated all of the speakers and programming for this conference.

She also moderated the two-day event, and presented opening remarks to the audience of labor and employment lawyers.

In addition, Womble Carlyle attorney Richard Rainey was a speaker at the conference. Rainey discussed “FLSA White Collar Exemptions/FLSA Update.”

The NC/SC Labor & Employment Law Conference took place at the Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms.

Ashley Kutz Kelley is an experienced litigator with a broad-ranging practice in federal and state courts, including business, commercial, financial, employment, product liability, and judgment enforcement matters. Ashley practices in Womble Carlyle’s Charleston office. She was named a member of the 2014 Class of the Charleston Regional Business Journal Forty Under 40.

Richard Rainey is a labor and employment attorney with extensive experience litigating employment disputes on behalf of employers in the courtroom and before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board and the US and NC Department of Labor. His litigation practice also includes actions involving covenants not to compete, theft of trade secrets, unfair competition, employee raiding, fair housing and equal credit. Rainey practices in Womble Carlyle’s Charlotte, NC office.