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COVID-19 Vaccinations: The Conversation Continues

January 08, 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccination becomes more readily available, employers are faced with challenging questions.

Webinar: What Employers Can Expect from the Biden Administration and Upcoming South Carolina Legislative Session

January 07, 2021

Join Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Employment Law team for our first webinar of the new year. On January 28, from 12-1 PM, Perry MacLennan and Chris Gantt-Sorenson will address what Employers can expect from a Biden Administration and provide a federal and state legislative update.

FFCRA Not Extended, But Credits Still Available

December 29, 2020

President Trump signed the new stimulus bill this week, which DID NOT extend the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA was established in March but expires December 31, 2020. Businesses were anxious to see whether Congress would extend the effectiveness into 2021.

EEOC – Employers Can Require Proof of COVID Vaccination, with Some Exceptions

December 16, 2020

On December 16, the EEOC issued updated guidance addressing how employers may handle COVID-19 vaccinations.

Should Employers implement mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies?

December 10, 2020

Vaccines and health screenings are medical examinations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). An employer requiring a vaccine must do so for a legitimate business reason or as required to protect the workplace under analysis of the ADA’s "direct threat" standard. 

Politics and the Workplace – Employers, Do You Have a Policy?

November 03, 2020

By: Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Perry MacLennan

Employers and human resource professionals find themselves increasingly dealing with workplace strife caused by political and societal differences. When society is polarized on politics, so too are employees.

Six Questions to Ask When Your Vendor, Supplier, or Customer Files Bankruptcy

October 28, 2020

After almost eighth months of dealing with the severe economic impact of COVID-19, it is not surprising that more and more businesses are turning to bankruptcy for relief. Commercial filings continue to rise as many government-backed programs expire and the lasting effects of COVID-19 take hold. For many corporate counsel, interactions with bankruptcy may be limited, but how you respond to a vendor, supplier, or customer bankruptcy after a filing can have a significant impact on your company’s ability to mitigate its losses and avoid liability.

Agricultural Rollback Taxes Rules Have Changed

October 20, 2020

Effective January 1, 2021, rollback taxes on real property converted from agricultural use to some other use will be imposed in the year of change in use and the three (3) preceding years.

Redemption Period Extended for Another Year for 2019 Tax Sales

October 05, 2020

On September 30, House Bill 3755 was enacted into law.  House Bill 3755 amends certain provisions of South Carolina law governing automobile insurance, but at the very end, this bill also includes a provision that extends the one-year statutory redemption period for 2019 tax sales by another 12 months. 

Employers, Is Your Workplace Diverse and Inclusive? Considerations to Help End Workplace Inequity.

September 15, 2020

An accepting workplace reflects diversity and honors differences. Intolerance of minorities and differences continues to be evident in society and, thus, will also be present in workplaces.  Businesses remain behind societal trends as a general rule. 
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