John Cole to Help Businesses Navigate New Laws

Charlotte – Nexsen Pruet attorney John Cole has been appointed as Director of Governmental Affairs for the North Carolina State Council of the Society of Human Resource Management. The one-year term, which began on January 1st, is Cole’s second.

“Each year, there are changes to federal and state law. And often, those have a significant impact on how North Carolina businesses can operate,” said Cole, an Employment and Labor Law attorney in Nexsen Pruet’s Charlotte office. “It’s my job to help employers understand new legislation and also to make sure lawmakers appreciate how legislation might impact our job creators.”

For more than 20 years, John Cole has been working for businesses on a wide variety of employment law and labor law matters. He has represented large and small employers before state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies. Cole regularly counsels and advises clients on human resources issues and conducts training programs for management, clients and trade groups.

The Mission for the North Carolina Society for Human Resource Management (NCSHRM) is to provide leadership to local SHRM chapters that will support the effective implementation of policies, strategies and objectives consistent with SHRM; to encourage, promote, and share programs and services that add to a higher level of professionals and to recognize those individuals, SHRM chapters, and student chapters that achieve excellence for the profession, their organizations and communities. Learn more at

Nexsen Pruet, LLC is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 185 attorneys and offices in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach, S.C. as well as Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh, N.C. Founded in 1945, Nexsen Pruet provides a broad range of legal services to the business community and represents companies and other entities in local, state, national, and international venues. For further information, see

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