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Retaliation Claims Can Arise Long After Employment Relationship Ends

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.

South Carolina's Economic Development Incentives

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.

President Trump Nominates Scalia to Department of Labor

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.

Key Takeaways from OSHA’s New Drone Initiative

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.

How to Manage Employees Who Are Authorized to Post on Company Social Media Accounts

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.

South Carolina Amends the Adult Healthcare Consent Act

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.

How Will SCOTUS’ Upcoming Cases Affect Title VII?

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.

U.S. DOJ Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against California Agricultural Company

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).

Be Prepared – Resources to Address Domestic Violence in the Workplace

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.

Don’t Bring That in Here: Special Considerations in Hiring Competitor Employees

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?

EEOC Annual Report Offers Insight into Employment Discrimination Claims

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.

Supreme Court to Hear Cases that Could Determine if LGBT Employees Are Protected Under Title VII

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. 

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Joint Employment

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).

Duty of Care Owed To Employee Subjected To Drug Testing

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.

New Travel Authorization Requirement for U.S. Citizens Traveling to Europe

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.

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