November 08, 2023In a recent employment law webinar, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd's Chris Gantt-Sorenson discussed the federal and state laws applicable to pregnant, postpartum and nursing employees. It is important for employers to understand the requirements of these laws to ensure they provide the necessary accommodations and support for pregnant and postpartum workers. In this blog post, we will highlight the key takeaways from the webinar for employers regarding the Pregnancy Workplace Fairness Act (PWFA), South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act (SCPAA), South Carolina Lactation Support Act, PUMP Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
October 18, 2023Retirement plans face increased risks for cyber-attacks resulting in theft of plan assets. Few entities can keep up with the pace set by cyber-criminals for theft from accounts, and security requirements for industries protecting funds change often and rapidly. When hackers steal plan funds through individual participants' accounts, what responsibility does the employer have for the theft?
September 07, 2023Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. is pleased to announce that Chris Gantt-Sorenson was named to the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly 2023 Employment Law Power List. Statewide, only ten attorneys were recognized.
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August 29, 2023Hurricane season is among us, and it serves as an excellent reminder for employers to review their workplace policies and procedures to ensure that you are prepared before a hurricane.
August 17, 2023Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. is proud to announce that Best Lawyers®, a legal peer-review guide, has selected 84 attorneys for inclusion in The 2024 Best Lawyers in America©, including eleven attorneys as “Lawyer of the Year” and nineteen attorneys as “Ones to Watch.”
August 01, 2023Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that 44 of our attorneys have been named 2023 “Legal Elite” by Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Charleston Business Magazine.
June 30, 2023Employers faced with requests from employees for a religious accommodation to an employment requirement, policy or practice are now required to apply a new undue hardship analysis when considering whether to grant or deny the request. In a unanimous opinion issued Thursday, June 29, 2023, the United States Supreme Court ruled a showing of more than a de minimis or minimal cost will not establish undue hardship when considering an employee's religious accommodation request.
June 05, 2023By: Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Catherine Langdon (2023 Summer Law Clerk)
May 10, 2023Employers should post the DOL’s two new posters on FLSA and FMLA protections which the DOL updated following the passage of the Pregnant Worker’s Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers (PUMP) Act, discussed in our previous blog.