August 13, 2019
A recent Pennsylvania case provides a good reminder that retaliation claims can arise long after an employee is no longer employed and that employers need to keep potential retaliation claims in mind when responding to reference checks on former employees.
August 08, 2019
Each year, Area Development conducts a survey of site selection consultants to determine what factors are most important to companies looking to expand or relocate. Its 2018 survey identified state and local incentives as the fifth most important factor, behind skilled labor availability, proximity to major markets, highway accessibility, and labor costs. Those findings are consistent with the widely recognized view among economic development professionals that incentives alone will not bring a project to a community, but for competitive projects, they can be a key differentiator.
July 30, 2019
President Trump has nominated Eugene Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to head the United States Department of Labor. Scalia will replace Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, who stepped down amid controversy. Mr. Scalia will have to be confirmed by the United States Senate before officially taking office.
July 23, 2019
In our recent employment law seminar, we discussed OSHA’s new drone initiative and how the use of drones will impact HR. Here are some key takeaways regarding drone usage.
July 16, 2019
In our recent employment law seminar, we discussed how to manage employees who are authorized to post on the company’s social media accounts. Here are some key points to focus on when allowing employees access to your company’s social media accounts.
July 01, 2019
The South Carolina General Assembly approved H. 3602 this session which amends Section 44-66-30, the Adult Healthcare Consent Act, to allow persons who have an “established relationship” with a patient to provide medical consent for that patient.
June 20, 2019
The United States Supreme Court will decide three cases in October 2019 to determine if Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act guarantees protections from workplace discrimination and harassment to employees on the basis of gender identity or sexual preference.
June 04, 2019
The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that it reached a settlement with an agricultural company located in California. The settlement concludes an investigation into whether the company discriminated against workers based on their legal status in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
May 21, 2019
South Carolina was ranked earlier this year by the Domestic Violence Advisory Committee as “the nation’s sixth-worst state” among the rates of women murdered by men.
May 08, 2019
Copperheads were fairly common in my yard growing up. One afternoon the family dog came to the door with a live snake flailing around from her mouth. Luckily we recognized this before she came in, but I wonder what would have happened if she had pushed the door open (like usual) without us noticing her and dropped the snake, alive, inside the house?
April 30, 2019
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released its annual report of enforcement and litigation data for fiscal year 2018. The report provides a snapshot of employment discrimination law in the U.S. and often indicates trend lines, providing insight for employers on the breadth of employment discrimination claims.
April 22, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a trio of closely watched job discrimination cases that could for the first time resolve at a national level whether lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees are entitled to the protections of Title VII.
April 12, 2019
On April 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
March 26, 2019
On March 20, 2019, the South Carolina Supreme Court recognized that a drug testing laboratory owes a duty of care to an employee who is subjected to drug testing in the employment context.
March 12, 2019
By 2021, Americans traveling to a European Schengen zone country must register with the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) prior to travel. This new border control security system developed by the European Commission is designed to strengthen the external borders of the European Union.