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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.

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.

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.  

2020 Employment Law Legislative Update: Podcast and Blog

January 30, 2020

If you would rather listen than read, check out this podcast when Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Perry MacLennan joined Kelly Scheib and Steve Nail on Survive HR to discuss some of the proposed bills and agency regulations in this blog.

Five USERRA Responsibilities Employers Should Know Regarding Soldiers in the Workplace

November 11, 2019

Veterans Day is a good time to refresh employers on the federal rights entitled to their employees who serve our country in the uniformed services. U.S. employees who take leave from their civilian jobs to serve in the armed services have certain reinstatement rights to their jobs under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

Attracting and Retaining Good Employees in Today's Climate

September 20, 2019

BBC published an interesting article recently that challenges how many of us view work. Jill Duffy, in her article, “What wartime ‘munitionettes’ can teach us about burnout,” asserts continuous overworking hurts employees and employers because it leads to less productive employees in addition to making them vulnerable to a number of health issues. 

Can Background Checks be Conducted on Current Employees?

August 27, 2019

Most employers run background checks on prospective employees when hiring. Some employers have policies in place that allow them to conduct background checks on current employees. Below are several examples of instances in which employers may choose to do so:

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.

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