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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.

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Announces Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Webinar Series

July 07, 2021

HSB’s employment law team is pleased to announce that it is offering a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion webinar series during 2021-2022, focusing on a specific DEI topic each month. Each webinar will offer insights from a guest DEI expert who will discuss solutions to building awareness and receptiveness in the workplace, and share resources available to human resource professionals and employers. In addition, a member of the HSB employment law team will cover legal updates and considerations on the specific DEI topic the webinar addresses. HSB employment attorneys and their guests will also address common issues arising in employment.

3 Questions Employers Need to Consider When it Comes to Marijuana in the Workplace

June 30, 2021

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Chris Gantt Sorenson and Perry MacLennan recently discussed “Marijuana in the Workplace: To Test or Not to Test” on the Survive HR podcast. In the podcast, Chris, Perry, Kelly Schieb and Steve Nail debate their different opinions on the subject of whether any form of marijuana testing makes sense for employers regardless of whether marijuana use is legalized or not. Listen for the reasons the four offer for and against testing in all sorts of situations, and see where they came to a consensus.

OSHA Issues Updated COVID-Related Guidance for Employers

June 11, 2021

On June 10, 2021, OSHA issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) applicable to employers of employees who perform healthcare services and support, and revised guidance for all other employers. OSHA expressly acknowledges that the CDC no longer requires most employers to continue taking steps to protect their vaccinated workers but states employers must continue to take steps to protect unvaccinated or otherwise at-risk workers.

Mid-Year Employment Law Update: Enacted and Pending Legislation, New Cases and Developments, and More!

May 05, 2021

Join Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Perry MacLennan on May 27, from 12-1 PM, for a mid-year employment law update.

Twenty-Five Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Attorneys Recognized in 2021 South Carolina Super Lawyers

April 30, 2021

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that twenty-five attorneys have been listed in the 2021 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers®, including seven attorneys who were named as “Rising Stars.”

South Carolina Enacts COVID-19 Liability Safe Harbor Act

April 29, 2021

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, Governor McMaster signed into law the COVID-19 Liability Safe Harbor Act. South Carolina became the 23rd state to pass similar legislation and many others are considering it. We have previously discussed on our webinars the importance of this bill and this is welcome news for South Carolina businesses.

Employers Are Legally Permitted to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations, But Should They?

April 23, 2021

Employers considering mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for their employee population may decide the practical issues giving rise to such a mandate would not be worth it, at least at this time. Many reasons justify a mandatory vaccination policy, such as a vulnerable client population, protecting other employees, and, frankly, removing the need for quarantining during a possible COVID-19 exposure or addressing other staffing issues that all employers have been experiencing since the onset of the pandemic. While an employer is legally permitted in certain circumstances to require its employees to have a COVID-19 vaccination, should the employer do so?
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