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EEOC Issues Guidance on Submission Deadlines Impacted by Government Shutdown

February 19, 2019

As the longest government shutdown in history has come to an end, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently released guidance for employers faced with upcoming EEO-1 submission deadlines and responding to charges of discrimination filed during the government shutdown.

When Social Media, Politics and the Workplace Collide

February 12, 2019

Nowadays we are constantly bombarded with news of events that arouse our political views. Social media both perpetuates these events and provides a platform for virtually anyone to express their social and political views. Political views are often visible to coworkers, including management and supervisors who have the discretion to make termination decisions. What difference might this make for South Carolina employers?

What Would the Lactation Support Act Mean for SC Employers?

January 29, 2019

We recently highlighted the “Act to Establish Pay Equity,” which was spearheaded by the SC Women’s Rights & Empowerment Network (WREN).

New Employment Law Series Announced

January 25, 2019

Join us for our 2019 Employment Law Series where HSB’s Employment Law team will present a complimentary one hour breakfast session each month on key employment law topics.

Lisa R. Claxton Joins Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd

January 17, 2019

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd announced today that veteran labor and employment lawyer Lisa R. Claxton has joined the firm as Special Counsel in the Greenville office.

South Carolina’s Pay Equity Act the First of Its Kind

January 14, 2019

South Carolina’s Women’s Rights & Empowerment Network (WREN) spearheaded two pieces of legislation, a pay equity act and a lactation act, for the South Carolina 2019 Legislative Session. 

Key Takeaways from the Recent Overtime Rule Listening Sessions

November 28, 2018

The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) held public listening sessions on October 30, 2018 to gather views on the Part 541 white collar exemption regulations, the 2016 “Overtime Rule.”

HSB’s Perry MacLennan Graduates from SC Economic Development Institute

November 26, 2018

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is proud to announce that Perry MacLennan, an associate in the firm’s Charleston office, recently completed the South Carolina Economic Development Institute program.

Can a Member of a South Carolina Limited Liability Company be an Employee of that Company?

September 18, 2018

In Morin v. Innegrity, LLC, the South Carolina Court of Appeals permitted a member of an LLC that was performing services for the LLC to recover unpaid wages under the South Carolina Payment of Wages Act (SCPWA or the Act). Though the parties did not raise the issue, the case presented an interesting question about whether the protections of the Act extend to service members of an LLC.  (Note that in the ensuing discussion “LLC” is used interchangeably with “partnership” and “member” with “partner.”) 

Perry MacLennan Named "Star of the Year" by American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

September 10, 2018

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd attorney Perry MacLennan has been named as a “Star of the Year” by the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD).

HSB Announces Fall Employment Law Seminar Schedule

September 06, 2018

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd's Employment Law Group is pleased to announce the schedule for our 2018  Employment Law Seminars.

DOJ and DOL Combine Forces to Combat Employment Discrimination Against U.S. Workers

August 21, 2018

On July 31, 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Labor (DOL) signed an agreement that sets guidelines for inter-agency collaboration to combat suspected employer non-compliance with immigration laws. The agencies have agreed to share resources, including records, and education and training where necessary, and refer cases to one another when an agency learns of employer non-compliance.

Age Discrimination in the Workplace

August 07, 2018

It is no secret that more U.S. workers are electing to put off retirement and remain in the workforce longer. Given the current labor shortage (lowest unemployment rate in 18 years), this is great news for companies as retaining experienced workers decreases turnover cost and provides immeasurable value in other areas of corporate performance.

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.

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