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Kim S. Miller Family Enterprise Institute of South Carolina Announces Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd as an Affiliate Partner

March 17, 2023

“We are thrilled to be a member of The Kim S. Miller Family Enterprise Institute of South Carolina at Anderson University,” said Nick Nicholson, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s managing director. “The FEISC provides a welcome opportunity for the firm to share best practices and collaborate with family businesses, which play a large and important role in our state. We look forward to our association with these family-owned enterprises, to help our communities thrive across the state.”

DOL Issues Important Opinion Letter on FMLA

March 06, 2023

The Department of Labor (DOL) issued a public opinion letter on February 9, 2023, in response to an employer’s inquiry about an employee’s inability to work more than an eight-hour day due to a Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) qualifying chronic serious health condition. In the letter, the DOL states that employees may be entitled to indefinite reduced schedules under the FMLA.

NLRB Rules Nondisclosure and Nondisparage Provisions Unlawful in Severance Agreements

March 02, 2023

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently ruled that nondisclosure and nondisparage provisions in severance agreements violate Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The NLRB noted provisions requiring an employee to keep the terms or existence of a severance agreement confidential or prohibiting disparagement of the employer, its affiliates, officers, managers or employees are unlawful because those provisions restrict an employee’s right to engage in concerted activity.

2023 Employment Law Hot Topics

February 14, 2023

In case you missed our latest employment law webinar, here is a recap of the legislative updates and hot topics employers need to keep an eye on this year.

What do the PUMP Act and PWFA mean for employers?

February 08, 2023

Congress recently passed two pregnancy-related acts, the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers (PUMP) Act and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). While some of the Acts' provisions overlap with requirements of other federal and state laws already in place, both Acts require nuances that place additional obligations on employers. Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Chris Gantt-Sorenson outlines the details of the two Acts, highlighting what employers need to consider to ensure they comply with each.

Compliance Checklist for Employers with Out-of-State Remote Employees

January 19, 2023

During a recent employment law webinar, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Tyler Gilliam discussed considerations for employers who employ out-of-state remote workers. To help employers ensure that they are compliant with various states’ business, tax, and employment law regimes, Chris and Tyler prepared the following out-of-state employee compliance checklist.

Federal Trade Commission Proposes Banning Non-Competes

January 06, 2023

On Thursday, January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a rule that would bar all U.S. employers from enforcing and imposing non-compete agreements on workers. The proposed rule – if ever finalized – would have significant legal and business ramifications on the U.S. labor economy.
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