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Webinar Announcement: HSB Mid-Year Employment Law Update

May 06, 2022

Join Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Perry MacLennan on May 26, from 12-1 PM, for a mid-year employment law update.

Five Steps Employers Can Take to Create a More Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Workplace

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.

Do I have to pay my summer intern?

April 19, 2022

As 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?

The United States Supreme Court Sidesteps Partisan Gerrymandering, But Leaves the Door Open for Future Resolution

March 10, 2022

On 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. 

HSB Employment Law DEI Webinar Series - Women in the Workplace, Discussing Leadership Roles, the Pandemic’s Impact and More

March 01, 2022

We 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:

HSB Kicks off Part Two of DEI Webinar Series This Month

February 14, 2022

Join 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.

Biden to Sign Law Ending Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Cases

February 11, 2022

President 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: 

Business License Tax Standardization Act Goes into Effect: What this Means for South Carolina Businesses in 2022

February 09, 2022

In 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.

HSB Economic Development Update – January 2022

January 21, 2022

The HSB Economic Development team published their January 2022 news update, highlighting the following topics:

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks OSHA ETS for Large Employers but Allows Vaccination Requirements for Healthcare Workers to Proceed

January 13, 2022

The 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.
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