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Perry MacLennan Elected President of SC Bar YLD

January 21, 2020

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that Perry MacLennan was elected President of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division effective July 1, 2020.

Is “OK Boomer” Really OK?

January 16, 2020

If you haven’t heard the phrase “OK Boomer” yet, you probably are a boomer – a baby boomer. And if someone said it to you, it was just under their breath. For the uninitiated, the phrase is an ironic, dismissive expression used by younger generations to mock the perceived outdated ideals of the baby boomer generation.

Are You Using the New Form W-4?

January 03, 2020

Effective January 1, 2020, employers should be using the revised Form W-4 in the new hire process. 

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Welcomes Four New Associates

December 17, 2019

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that David Caughran, Elliot Condon, Joseph Spate and Phillips Workman have joined the firm.

Lisa Claxton Graduates from SC Economic Development Institute

December 05, 2019

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is proud to announce that Lisa Claxton recently completed the South Carolina Economic Development Institute program.

A Checklist for Conducting Workplace Investigations

November 19, 2019

Responsiveness to an employee’s complaint about workplace concerns not only enables the employer to gather the best information, it also provides the employer with the opportunity to resolve internal problems before they become widespread. Given every complaint could turn into litigation, a well-planned and documented investigation can be an employer’s best defense.

Five USERRA Responsibilities Employers Should Know Regarding Soldiers in the Workplace

November 11, 2019

Veterans Day is a good time to refresh employers on the federal rights entitled to their employees who serve our country in the uniformed services. U.S. employees who take leave from their civilian jobs to serve in the armed services have certain reinstatement rights to their jobs under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

Breaking News: U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Raising Salary Thresholds

September 24, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor released a final rule today providing that employees who make less than $35,568 are now eligible for overtime pay.

Attracting and Retaining Good Employees in Today's Climate

September 20, 2019

BBC published an interesting article recently that challenges how many of us view work. Jill Duffy, in her article, “What wartime ‘munitionettes’ can teach us about burnout,” asserts continuous overworking hurts employees and employers because it leads to less productive employees in addition to making them vulnerable to a number of health issues. 

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.

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