North Carolina's HB 2 is history

The North Carolina General Assembly voted today to repeal the infamous HB 2 "bathroom law," and Governor Roy Cooper has signed the repeal into law. The law is very short. It repeals HB 2 and provides that local governments, and the state university and community college systems, cannot regulate access to multi-user restrooms, locker rooms, or changing facilities until December 1, 2020. (Which will be here before we know it.)

The repeal is effective immediately.

The employment law provisions of HB 2 -- taking away a wrongful discharge cause of action for "EEO" discrimination -- were "mostly repealed" in July 2016, except that the statute of limitations on these claims was shortened from three years to one. I believe that the one-year statute of limitations will continue after today's action, but I'm not sure. If any readers disagree, please feel free to correct me in the comments. UPDATE (Friday, March 31, at 5:25 p.m. Eastern): Of course I was wrong. According to Laura Wetsch, who is on the Legislative Subcommittee of the Labor and Employment Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, the one-year statute of limitations was also repealed, so we're back to a three-year limitations period for all wrongful discharge claims. Laura, thank you for clearing that up!

Robin Shea has more than 20 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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