September 23, 2021Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Perry MacLennan were guests on a recent Survive HR Podcast. They discussed pay equity, why it’s important and best practices for employers.
September 16, 2021Many employers were left with more questions than answers after President Biden discussed the private employer requirement of his COVID-19 Action Plan, the “Path out of the Pandemic Plan,” on September 9, 2021. Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Perry MacLennan were guests on this week’s Survive HR Podcast to discuss the President’s COVID-19 Action Plan and answer these pressing questions. Chris and Perry discussed the Plan, its impact on employers, what employers should expect, and the Plan's legality as it pertains to private employers.
September 10, 2021On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced a new COVID-19 Action Plan. The Plan states the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing a rule (also known as temporary standard or regulation) requiring all employers with 100 or more employees to mandate vaccinations. For any workers not vaccinated, they must produce a negative test result at least weekly before coming to work.
September 02, 2021The next two webinars in our DEI series will focus on what employers can do to create an inclusive and equitable workplace for disabled employees, addressing the legal requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, offering anecdotal experience from industry leaders as to the value brought to a company employing disabled employees, and resources for types of accommodations that may be considered.
August 02, 2021Join HSB’s Perry MacLennan and Brandi Parrish Ellison from the South Carolina Women’s Rights & Empowerment Network (WREN) on August 19, 2021, to discuss pay equity issues for South Carolina businesses. This will be the first installment of HSB’s DEI Webinar Series. Click here to register for the webinar.
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:
July 15, 2021President 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.
July 07, 2021HSB’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.
June 30, 2021Haynsworth 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.
June 11, 2021On 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.