May 06, 2022Join Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Perry MacLennan on May 26, from 12-1 PM, for a mid-year employment law update.
April 26, 2022
Having a diverse hiring strategy is an essential piece of the puzzle, but it's not the only piece. Not only is it important to focus on bringing in diverse talent, but it's two-fold. Employers must also equip current employees with the skills necessary for success in their roles, while fostering a culture of equity and inclusion.
April 19, 2022As the summer approaches, many businesses will be looking to hire a summer intern. Internship programs can be a great option for both the intern, who has the opportunity to learn new skills, and the employer, who is able to obtain labor and begin building a pipeline of potential long-term hires. But you may be wondering – do I have to pay my summer intern?
March 10, 2022On Monday, March 7, 2022, the United States Supreme Court allowed court-drawn maps to stand for the upcoming 2022 midterm elections in North Carolina. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court denied an application for emergency stay filed by the North Carolina General Assembly’s Republican legislative leadership to reinstate the remedial United States congressional maps enacted on February 17, 2022. The Supreme Court appears to have denied the application, in part, on the grounds that it was too late to order that the district lines be changed for the 2022 primary and general elections.
March 01, 2022We are excited to announce a special treat for our March webinar scheduled for Women’s History Month. Nationally recognized DEI speaker April Simpkins, CHRO with Totalhr, and Brandi Parrish Ellison, Senior Director of Policy and Programs with WREN, will join Chris Gantt-Sorenson to discuss Women in the Workplace, including the impact on working women during the pandemic. April, Brandi and Chris will explore:
February 14, 2022Join us for part two of HSB's DEI Webinar Series, where we’ll be joined by DEI leaders to discuss race, gender, national origin and LGBTQ+ equity and inclusion in the workplace.
February 11, 2022President Biden is expected to sign into law the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021.” The law would prohibit employers from including mandatory arbitration clauses in employee handbooks, offer letters, and contracts that would apply to claims of sexual harassment or assault. A few key things to note:
February 09, 2022In September 2020, the South Carolina General Assembly passed the Business License Tax Standardization Act (the Act) to create a more uniform business licensing process across the State’s taxing jurisdictions. The Act officially went into effect on January 1, 2022, leading to the four changes outlined below. These changes apply to both businesses subject to a local business tax and the localities that levy such tax.
January 21, 2022The HSB Economic Development team published their January 2022 news update, highlighting the following topics:
January 13, 2022The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a stay against the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for employers with 100 or more employees. The ETS requires covered employers to implement a COVID-19 policy that either 1) requires employees to be vaccinated or 2) gives employees the option between being vaccinated or wearing a face covering and getting tested every 7 days.