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Seventeen Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Attorneys Named to Upstate Legal Elite

August 03, 2018

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that 17 attorneys in our Greenville office have been named to Greenville Business Magazine’s 2018 Legal Elite of the Upstate.

Utilizing Arbitration Agreements Effectively

July 25, 2018

Arbitration Agreement DocumentBy now, most, if not all, of you are familiar with the Supreme Court’s decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 138 S. Ct. 1612 (2018), which upheld the validity of waivers of FLSA collective actions in arbitration agreements.

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Attorneys Named in 2018 South Carolina Super Lawyers

April 30, 2018

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that 36 attorneys have been selected to the 2018 South Carolina Super Lawyers® and South Carolina Rising Stars lists.

Legal Measures for Protecting Employees from Workplace Violence

April 24, 2018

Workplace violence is high on every HR professional’s list of worst nightmares regardless of the source – an employee, former employee, angry customer, or random third party. 

Congress Addresses Who Can Share Tips

March 30, 2018

The 2018 federal appropriations bill signed into law on March 23rd includes an addition to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) stating that “[a]n employer may not keep tips received by its employees for any purposes, including allowing managers or supervisors to keep any portion of employees’ tips, regardless of whether or not the employer takes a tip credit.”

Key Takeaways from Our 2017 Corporate Law for Accountants Seminars

January 25, 2018

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd recently hosted our annual Corporate Law for Accountants Seminars across South Carolina. These complimentary seminars covered three main topics: (1) operating agreements, (2) employment law and (3) state and local tax updates.

Key Takeaways from Our 2017 Employment Law Seminars

January 23, 2018

Perry MacLennan, Chris Gantt-Sorenson, Denny MajorHaynsworth Sinkler Boyd recently hosted our annual Employment Law Seminars across South Carolina. These complimentary seminars educated Human Resource professionals on recent employment law updates and changes.

Are Unpaid Interns Employees Under the FLSA?

January 10, 2018

On January 5, 2018, the United States Department of Labor announced that, going forward, it would utilize the “primary beneficiary” test for determining whether interns are employees under the FLSA, consistent with recent rulings from appellate courts.

Federal Judge in Texas Issues Final Ruling Striking Down New Overtime Rule

September 01, 2017

By now, employers are certainly well aware that on November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction that effectively prevented the implementation and enforcement of the new Department of Labor (“DOL”) regulations regarding the exemptions from overtime for bona fide executive, administrative, or professional (“EAP”) employees.

DOL Rolls Back Its 2016 FLSA Overtime Rule

July 26, 2017

Today, July 26, 2017, the Department of Labor issued a Request for Information seeking notice and comment from the public before issuing revised proposed regulations regarding the minimum salary level required to meet the executive, administrative, and salary level exemption from the overtime requirement. 

Failure to Accommodate Sincere Religious Beliefs Can Be a Costly Mistake for Employers

June 20, 2017

Last week, in the case of EEOC v. Consul Energy, Inc., the Fourth Circuit affirmed a $586,860 judgment for a coal miner who claimed that his employer (Consul Energy) failed to accommodate his religious beliefs and constructively discharged him when it forced him to use a biometric hand scanner to monitor work hours. 

Thirty-Two Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Attorneys Named in 2017 South Carolina Super Lawyers

May 01, 2017

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. is pleased to congratulate 32 firm attorneys from 13 practice areas who were listed in the 2017 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers.  

How does the recent White House “call to action on non-compete agreements” affect SC employers?

November 01, 2016

Last week, the White House issued a “State Call to Action on Non-Compete Agreements” that calls for “state policymakers” to pursue certain restrictions on the use of non-compete agreements. 

The Clock is Ticking – Are You Compliant?

August 08, 2016

We have closely monitored and continued to receive inquiries regarding the new rules that will take effect on December 1, 2016, regarding who is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime rules. 

How Will the New DTSA Help Employers Protect Trade Secrets?

May 23, 2016

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”), which provides a federal, civil cause of action for misappropriation of a trade secret. 

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