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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?

EEOC Annual Report Offers Insight into Employment Discrimination Claims

April 30, 2019

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released its annual report of enforcement and litigation data for fiscal year 2018. The report provides a snapshot of employment discrimination law in the U.S. and often indicates trend lines, providing insight for employers on the breadth of employment discrimination claims.

Supreme Court to Hear Cases that Could Determine if LGBT Employees Are Protected Under Title VII

April 22, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a trio of closely watched job discrimination cases that could for the first time resolve at a national level whether lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees are entitled to the protections of Title VII. 

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Joint Employment

April 12, 2019

On April 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Thirty-Three Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Attorneys Recognized in 2019 South Carolina Super Lawyers

April 04, 2019

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that thirty-three attorneys have been listed in the 2019 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers®, including eleven attorneys who were named as “Rising Stars.”

Duty of Care Owed To Employee Subjected To Drug Testing

March 26, 2019

On March 20, 2019, the South Carolina Supreme Court recognized that a drug testing laboratory owes a duty of care to an employee who is subjected to drug testing in the employment context.

New Travel Authorization Requirement for U.S. Citizens Traveling to Europe

March 12, 2019

By 2021, Americans traveling to a European Schengen zone country must register with the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) prior to travel. This new border control security system developed by the European Commission is designed to strengthen the external borders of the European Union.

New Overtime Rule (Again!)

March 08, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has finally announced its proposed new rule for overtime eligibility under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The DOL’s Thursday announcement proposes to increase the salary threshold to $35,308 per year, an increase from $455 to $679 per week.

Two Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Attorneys Named Leadership in Law Honorees

March 06, 2019

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce two shareholders have been named to South Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s 2019 Leadership in Law Honoree list.

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