HSB Blog

Travel Ban & DACA Updates

October 16, 2017

In a one page opinion, the United States Supreme Court remanded one of the two “travel ban” cases pending SCOTUS review. 

Can the President Nullify the Affordable Care Act by Issuing Executive Orders?

October 13, 2017

President Trump issued an Executive Order yesterday which purports to suggest three avenues for offering health insurance at a decreased cost to small employers and consumers for the overall goal of reducing healthcare costs on the grounds that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has limited consumer choice resulting in an increase in healthcare insurance cost. The Order charges various administrative agencies to act within 60 days.

Legal Issues within the Beverage Industry

October 10, 2017

230333_4404.jpgJeff Stover, an intellectual property attorney with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, recently spoke at BevCon Charleston, a conference solely focused on the beverage industry.

Responding to SCDEW: The Payoff for Employers

September 19, 2017

There are several ways that employers can keep their unemployment insurance (UI) tax rate down. First, it is beneficial to learn how the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (“SCDEW”) determines the employer’s experience for tax rate assignment.

Are Transfers of Membership Interest(s) in a Single Member LLC Subject to the Deed Recording Fee?

September 14, 2017

On August 28, 2017 the South Carolina Department of Revenue published Rev Rule #17-5, which updated Rev Rule #15-3 (the “Rev Rul”).

Federal Judge in Texas Issues Final Ruling Striking Down New Overtime Rule

September 01, 2017

By now, employers are certainly well aware that on November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction that effectively prevented the implementation and enforcement of the new Department of Labor (“DOL”) regulations regarding the exemptions from overtime for bona fide executive, administrative, or professional (“EAP”) employees.

Wait - Who Do You Work For?

August 28, 2017

Court of Appeals reverses judgment for bank customer on breach of fiduciary duty claim in case where representations in question were made by an individual that was not employed by the Bank at that time.

New South Carolina Decision Impacts How Employers Classify Workers

August 24, 2017

This blog has previously covered the potential pitfalls of classifying workers as independent contractors. While classifying a worker as a “1099” offers many potential benefits on the business side, it can expose the company to significant tax liability, statutory penalties, and monetary damages.

USCIS Releases Updated I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form

August 15, 2017

Last month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a new version of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form.

DOL Rolls Back Its 2016 FLSA Overtime Rule

July 26, 2017

Today, July 26, 2017, the Department of Labor issued a Request for Information seeking notice and comment from the public before issuing revised proposed regulations regarding the minimum salary level required to meet the executive, administrative, and salary level exemption from the overtime requirement. 

A Drill Down on Pence's Policy in Context of Avoiding Workplace Discrimination

July 26, 2017

David Donovan of South Carolina Lawyers Weekly posted an article, “The Pence Policy: Male-Female Interaction Rule May Have Pitfalls for Employers”, which addresses how Vice President Pence’s policy to never eat alone with a woman other than his wife might disadvantage women if the policy was employed in the workplace because of lost mentoring or career-advancement opportunities. 

Defining a "Bona Fide Relationship" - the Latest with Trump's Travel Ban

July 20, 2017

On July 6th, we covered the United States Supreme Court decision regarding President Trump’s travel ban. That Order limited the entry of foreign nationals and refugees based on an individual’s “bona fide relationship” with an entity or person in the United States and capped the number of refugees that may enter for 2017 at 50,000. 

Last Stop: SCOTUS Reviews the Immigration Ban

July 06, 2017

President Trump’s Second Executive Order acted to limit the entry of foreign nationals and refugees into the United States.

Florida Court Rules Grocery Store Website is Subject to the ADA

June 28, 2017

Recently, the District Court for the Southern District of Florida held in Gil v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., that Winn Dixie’s website violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), and awarded the plaintiff attorneys fees and injunctive relief. Many believe this to be the first trial regarding website accessibility to date. 

Failure to Accommodate Sincere Religious Beliefs Can Be a Costly Mistake for Employers

June 20, 2017

Last week, in the case of EEOC v. Consul Energy, Inc., the Fourth Circuit affirmed a $586,860 judgment for a coal miner who claimed that his employer (Consul Energy) failed to accommodate his religious beliefs and constructively discharged him when it forced him to use a biometric hand scanner to monitor work hours. 

1 2 3 4 5 

© 2017 Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd P.A., All rights reserved
Terms of Use  |  Privacy Policy  |  Disclaimer

This page is for informational purposes only. Any result the law firm and/or its attorneys may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

Boyd B. Nicholson, Jr., Managing Director, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A., ONE North Main, 2nd Floor, Greenville, SC 29601

Web Design by BlueKey in Charleston, SC