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FMLA Covers Parental Attendance at IEP Meetings

September 12, 2019

As students return to school, employers should be mindful of a new U.S. Department of Labor opinion letter impacting when a parent may use qualifying intermittent FMLA leave. 

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Lisa R. Claxton Joins the SC ILG Board of Directors

August 28, 2019

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd attorney Lisa R. Claxton has joined the South Carolina Industry Liaison Group Board of Directors.

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:

Upstate Legal Elite Honors 13 Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Attorneys

August 22, 2019

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that 13 of our attorneys have been named to Greenville Business Magazine’s 2019 Legal Elite of the Upstate.

65 Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers

August 15, 2019

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is proud to announce that Best Lawyers®, a legal peer-review guide, has selected 65 attorneys for inclusion in The 2020 Best Lawyers in America© and 10 attorneys as “Lawyer of the Year.”

Retaliation Claims Can Arise Long After Employment Relationship Ends

August 13, 2019

A recent Pennsylvania case provides a good reminder that retaliation claims can arise long after an employee is no longer employed and that employers need to keep potential retaliation claims in mind when responding to reference checks on former employees.

President Trump Nominates Scalia to Department of Labor

July 30, 2019

President Trump has nominated Eugene Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to head the United States Department of Labor. Scalia will replace Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, who stepped down amid controversy. Mr. Scalia will have to be confirmed by the United States Senate before officially taking office.

Key Takeaways from OSHA’s New Drone Initiative

July 23, 2019

In our recent employment law seminar, we discussed OSHA’s new drone initiative and how the use of drones will impact HR. Here are some key takeaways regarding drone usage.

How to Manage Employees Who Are Authorized to Post on Company Social Media Accounts

July 16, 2019

In our recent employment law seminar, we discussed how to manage employees who are authorized to post on the company’s social media accounts. Here are some key points to focus on when allowing employees access to your company’s social media accounts.

Lisa R. Claxton Joins the Spartanburg Community College Foundation Board

July 09, 2019

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Lisa R. Claxton has recently been appointed to the Spartanburg Community College Foundation Board of Directors, effective September 2019.

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.

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Perry MacLennan Takes on New Leadership Role with the SC Bar YLD

June 05, 2019

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that Perry MacLennan will become President-Elect of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division effective July 1. As the incoming President-Elect of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division, Perry has been sworn in as a member of the South Carolina Bar Board of Governors and House of Delegates and will serve as a Young Lawyers Representative.

U.S. DOJ Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against California Agricultural Company

June 04, 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that it reached a settlement with an agricultural company located in California. The settlement concludes an investigation into whether the company discriminated against workers based on their legal status in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Be Prepared – Resources to Address Domestic Violence in the Workplace

May 21, 2019

South Carolina was ranked earlier this year by the Domestic Violence Advisory Committee as “the nation’s sixth-worst state” among the rates of women murdered by men.

Don’t Bring That in Here: Special Considerations in Hiring Competitor Employees

May 08, 2019

Copperheads were fairly common in my yard growing up. One afternoon the family dog came to the door with a live snake flailing around from her mouth. Luckily we recognized this before she came in, but I wonder what would have happened if she had pushed the door open (like usual) without us noticing her and dropped the snake, alive, inside the house?

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