White is a resource for sound employer-focused advice and training on a wide range of employment topics. Her clients trust her to help them avoid legal disputes whenever possible. She is also an experienced litigator and a thought leader in employment law. She frequently writes and presents on labor and employment issues to professional organizations across the Southeast United States.

Jill’s litigation experience has involved discrimination and retaliation claims, leave of absence issues, wage disputes, unemployment claims, and employment agreements and covenants not to compete. This includes claims asserted under the FMLA, ADA, ADEA, FLSA and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, among others. She has successfully defended lawsuits filed in both state and federal courts, as well as in proceedings before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor.

In addition to defending employers in litigation, Jill regularly advises employers on best practices for hiring and termination, disciplinary actions, and compliance with E-Verify and the Form I9. She collaborates with her clients on employment policies, handbooks, and employment agreements.

As part of her counsel, Jill also provides clients with in-house training on employment topics, including anti-discrimination, harassment, FMLA, ADA, FLSA, workplace investigations, and E-Verify employment eligibility verification.

Presentations and Publications

Publications

  • North Carolina Legal Update: Employees Can Bring State Law Claims for Wrongful Termination Pursuant to the Equal Employment Practices Act, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, Staffing Now, July 2016.
  • EEOC Releases New Guidance on Retaliation Claims, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, Staffing Now, May 2016.
  • The Department of Labor’s Take on ‘Joint Employment,’ North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, Staffing Now, March 2016.
  • New Year Resolution: Form I-9 Audit, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, Staffing Now, Jan. 2016.
  • NLRB Determines that Franchisor is a Joint Employer of its Franchisees’ Employees, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, Staffing Now, Sept./Oct. 2014.
  • Post-offer Medical Questionnaires, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, Staffing Now, July 2014. Co-authored with Gemma Saluta.
  • NCASP to Petition N.C. Supreme Court in Defense of Staffing Agencies, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, Staffing Now, January/February 2014
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, Staffing Now, September/October 2013
  • The New Form I-9, Womble Carlyle Client Alert, April 2013
  • The Department Of Labor Celebrates The FMLA’s 20th Anniversary, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, Staffing Now, March/April 2013
  • New Year Resolutions for North Carolina Staffing Firms (A Legal Perspective), North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, Staffing Now, January/February 2013
  • Wage and Hour Claims: Is the Staffing Industry a Target for the Department of Labor and Plaintiffs’ Counsel? North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, Staffing Now, November/December 2012
  • Incorporating GINA’s Safe Harbor Language into Employment Policies, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, Staffing Now, May/June 2012
  • Misclassification of Independent Contractors: Will North Carolina Join Forces with the IRS & DOL? North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, Staffing Now, March 2012
  • North Carolina Jumps on the E-Verify Bandwagon, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, Staffing Now, September/October, 2011
  • Medical Inquiries for Temporary Workers: Timing is Everything, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, Staffing Now, January/February 2011
  • Controlling Your Company’s Legal Costs, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, Staffing Now, November/December, 2010
  • Why You Should Care About ObamaCare:  The Impact on Staffing Firms, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, Staffing Now, September/October, 2010

Presentations

  • Employment & Staffing Law Update, Alternative Staffing Alliance 2016 Annual Conference, October 2016.
  • The DOL’s Agenda for 2016: Overtime Exemptions & Independent Contractors, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals Webinar, January 2016.
  • The EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan: A Halftime Analysis, Charlotte Area Society for Human Resource Management (CASHRM) Annual Meeting, October 2015.
  • The DOL’s Proposed Amendments to the FLSA Overtime Regulations, Rockingham County Human Resource Association, October 2015.
  • Immigration Law and Employment Eligibility Verification, Winston-Salem Society for Human Resource Management 2014 Legal Update, June 2014.
  • Performance Appraisals, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, People Make the Difference Series, June 2014.
  • Contract Law 101, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals Annual Conference, May 2014.
  • FMLA Trends for Staffing and Recruiting Firms, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, April 2014.
  • Social Media in the Workplace, Cabarrus Regional SHRM, January 2014.
  • The New Form I-9 & E-Verify, Winston Salem Medical Group Managers, November 2013.
  • Legal Brief on Family Medical Leave Act, HRG Academy, November 2013.
  • The EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan: What to Expect in the Next Four Years, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, July 2013
  • 2013 Legal Update, Winston-Salem Society for Human Resource Management, June 2013
  • The EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan: What to Expect in the Next Four Years, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, June 2013
  • The EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan: What to Expect in the Next Four Years, Winston-Salem Society for Human Resource Management 2013 Legal Update, June 2013
  • How Will Healthcare Reform Impact Employers’ Health Insurance Plans? (with Womble Carlyle attorney Bill Whitehurst), North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, June 2013
  • The New Form I-9, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, May 2013
  • Labor and Employment Law Update, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals Annual Training Conference, April 2013
  • FMLA: A closer look at Intermittent Leave, Rockingham County Personnel Association, February 2013
  • North Carolina’s E-Verify Mandate, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, December 2012
  • Wage and Hour Claims:  Is the Staffing Industry a Target for the Department of Labor and Plaintiffs’ Counsel? North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, December 2012
  • EEOC Enforcement Guidance: Criminal History under Title VII, Triangle Technical Recruiters Association, October 2012
  • Family & Medical Leave Act—What You Should Know, Legal Support Staff for Greensboro, July 2012
  • Recent Trends and the FLSA, Society for Human Resource Management, June 2012
  • Family & Medical Leave Act Update, Triad Health Underwriters Association, June 2012
  • Federal and State Employment Law Update, 2012 North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals (NCASP) Annual Training Conference, May 2012
  • Recent Trends and the FLSA Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, May 2012
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Issues, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, April 2012
  • Recent Trends and the FLSA North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, Triad local chapter, April 2012
  • Recent Trends and the FLSA North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, Charlotte local chapter meeting, March 2012
  • Family and Medical Leave Act, JBA Benefits Smart Choices Series, August 2011
  • Health Care Reform: One Year Later, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, April 2011
  • FLSA (Wage & Hour), College & University Professional Association for Human Resources of Virginia, September 2010
  • HIRE Act & Employment Law Update, Council of Independent Colleges of Virginia, May 2010
  • Form I-9 Compliance, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, April 2010
  • Health Care Reform, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, April 2010
Civic and Professional Activities
  • Board Member/Legal Advisor, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, 2010-present
  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Society, Greensboro
  • Board of Directors, LIFESPAN Incorporated
  • Executive Committee, ArtsGreensboro Board of Directors
  • First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro

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    Admitted to practice before:

    • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
    • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
    • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Education

    • J.D., 2006, Campbell University School of Law
    • B.A., 2003, Winthrop University

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