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Top 7 Questions Employers Have About President Biden’s Mandatory Vaccination Plan, Next Steps

September 16, 2021

Many employers were left with more questions than answers after President Biden discussed the private employer requirement of his COVID-19 Action Plan, the “Path out of the Pandemic Plan,” on September 9, 2021. Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Perry MacLennan were guests on this week’s Survive HR Podcast to discuss the President’s COVID-19 Action Plan and answer these pressing questions. Chris and Perry discussed the Plan, its impact on employers, what employers should expect, and the Plan's legality as it pertains to private employers.

President Biden Asks OSHA to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines

September 10, 2021

On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced a new COVID-19 Action Plan. The Plan states the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing a rule (also known as temporary standard or regulation) requiring all employers with 100 or more employees to mandate vaccinations. For any workers not vaccinated, they must produce a negative test result at least weekly before coming to work.

HSB DEI Webinar Series: Creating an Inclusive Workplace for Disabled Employees

September 02, 2021

The next two webinars in our DEI series will focus on what employers can do to create an inclusive and equitable workplace for disabled employees, addressing the legal requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, offering anecdotal experience from industry leaders as to the value brought to a company employing disabled employees, and resources for types of accommodations that may be considered. 

The Limitations of SC’s New Affordable Housing Tax Credit

September 01, 2021

Enacted last year, the South Carolina Workforce and Senior Affordable Housing Act is garnering attention from developers.

South Carolina Department of Revenue Issues Decision Regarding 2019 Tax Sale

August 30, 2021

By A. Parker Barnes III, Matthew A. Abee* and Randall L. Saunders*

The South Carolina Department of Revenue’s Government Services Division has issued a Decision giving South Carolina counties guidance regarding the 2019 tax sale in the wake of the South Carolina Supreme Court’s opinion in Mercury Funding v. Chesney.

Corporate Sustainability is the Key to Corporate Success

August 16, 2021

No matter your organization’s industry, size, or age, if corporate sustainability is not an established organizational priority, the vitality of your organization is in jeopardy. An increasing number of organizations are choosing to approach business more holistically. Consequently, the traditional bottom line approach, where costs and earnings are mechanically reviewed on a quarterly or annual basis, is gaining a deserved reputation for being outdated and disconnected from the realities of today’s evolving world. 

Pay Equity in South Carolina - Part 1 of HSB’s DEI Series

August 02, 2021

Join HSB’s Perry MacLennan and Brandi Parrish Ellison from the South Carolina Women’s Rights & Empowerment Network (WREN) on August 19, 2021, to discuss pay equity issues for South Carolina businesses. This will be the first installment of HSB’s DEI Webinar Series. Click here to register for the webinar.

Updates to IRS Correction Principles for Qualified Plans

July 27, 2021

The IRS Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) permits any plan sponsor of a retirement plan (including SEP and SIMPLE IRA plans) to correct plan failures. Three correction programs exist:

Executive Order Targets Non-Compete Agreements

July 15, 2021

President Biden recently signed an executive order asking the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) to ban or limit employer non-compete agreements. The Order is part of the Administration’s effort to shift power from management to workers and increase freedom of movement and promote higher wages.

Guide to NIL in South Carolina for Athletes and Businesses

July 08, 2021

If you follow college sports (and if you live in South Carolina, you probably do) you will have heard that the NCAA recently issued guidance that permits college athletes to profit from licensing their name, image, and likeness (“NIL”). This means that college athletes can now monetize their fame by licensing their name, image, reputation, face, etc., without forfeiting their eligibility. The State of South Carolina also recently passed legislation known as Intercollegiate Athletes’ Compensation for Name, Image or Likeness, S.C. Code §§ 59-158-10 to -80 (“SC NIL”), and amended certain other legislation to permit collegiate athletes to receive compensation for their name, image or likeness. Per the NCAA’s guidance, NCAA member-schools and athletes in South Carolina must follow South Carolina’s NIL laws.

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