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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. 

Fourth Circuit Limits Modifications to Chapter 13 Plans

September 01, 2020

The Fourth Circuit stands alone currently as the only circuit requiring unanticipated, changed circumstances in order to modify a confirmed Chapter 13 Plan. 

Property Tax Relief Available for Those Who Missed the January 31st Filing Deadline

September 01, 2020

The sale of real property and certain other transactions in South Carolina subjects the real property to a reassessment for ad valorem property tax purposes (an “assessable transfer”). This reassessment of real property can create a significant increase in the value of the property for ad valorem property tax purposes if the property had been held by the seller for a long period of time at a much lower value.

South Carolina Court of Appeals Reverses Trial Court Ruling Permitting Class Action Arbitration Against Automobile Dealer

August 26, 2020

Automobile dealers and other businesses often employ arbitration agreements in contracts with their customers. One recurring question about these arbitration agreements is whether they permit class action arbitration or instead only allow for individual arbitration – especially where a particular arbitration agreement is silent regarding class arbitration. The difference can be significant. In a class arbitration, hundreds or thousands of claims can be adjudicated in a single proceeding, and, if an award results against the dealership or business, the size of the award naturally increases dramatically.

HSB August COVID-19 Update for Employers

August 17, 2020

On August 25, HSB’s Employment Law team provided an update via webinar on COVID-19’s continued impact on SC employers.

Are incentives for mixed-use developments legitimate?

August 06, 2020

For some time now, questions have hovered over a certain kind of incentive deal. Where most agree that it’s fine to use incentives for manufacturers, distribution centers or corporate headquarters, what about large-scale mixed-use real estate developments? In particular, what if part of the project rents apartments?

Federal Court Strikes Down Portions of FFCRA Regulations

August 05, 2020

By: Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Perry MacLennan

On August 3, a New York federal judge struck down several provisions of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Final Rule applicable to both types of leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – the Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and the Emergency Family Medical Leave Act (EFMLEA).

SC Supreme Court Issues LLC Oppression Opinion

July 31, 2020

In the first reported case regarding minority oppression in the context of a South Carolina limited liability company (“LLC”), the South Carolina Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s conclusion that majority members of an LLC had engaged in acts of oppression against a minority member resulting in a forced buyout of the minority member’s interest in the LLC.

South Carolina Passes Lactation Support Act

July 06, 2020

South Carolina has passed another state law protecting working mothers, this time in the form of supporting mothers who want to express breast milk in the workplace. Governor McMaster recently signed the bill into law, effective June 25, 2020.

HSB Webinar: COVID-19 Update

July 01, 2020

On July 8, HSB’s Employment Law team provided an update via webinar on COVID-19’s continued impact on SC employers.  
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