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HSB’s Perry MacLennan Graduates from SC Economic Development Institute

November 26, 2018

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is proud to announce that Perry MacLennan, an associate in the firm’s Charleston office, recently completed the South Carolina Economic Development Institute program.

Perry MacLennan Named "Star of the Year" by American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

September 10, 2018

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd attorney Perry MacLennan has been named as a “Star of the Year” by the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD).

Age Discrimination in the Workplace

August 07, 2018

It is no secret that more U.S. workers are electing to put off retirement and remain in the workforce longer. Given the current labor shortage (lowest unemployment rate in 18 years), this is great news for companies as retaining experienced workers decreases turnover cost and provides immeasurable value in other areas of corporate performance.

Using Offer Letters Correctly

May 10, 2018

Offer of Employment LetterSouth Carolina is an employment at will state. This means that, absent a written contract guaranteeing employment, employers are free to terminate employees at any time, without notice, for any reason (so long as that reason does not violate another law of course!). Conversely, employees are generally free to quit at any time without recourse.

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Attorneys Named in 2018 South Carolina Super Lawyers

April 30, 2018

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that 36 attorneys have been selected to the 2018 South Carolina Super Lawyers® and South Carolina Rising Stars lists.

Managing Glassdoor Reviews

February 14, 2018

Glassdoor, the website described as “Yelp for workplaces,” claims that eighty-three percent (83%) of job seekers in the United States read its reviews. For the uninitiated, Glassdoor is a website where anonymous employees and former employees comment on a company’s workplace – sharing information on topics such as salary levels, workplace policies, office politics, and much more.

Key Takeaways from Our 2017 Corporate Law for Accountants Seminars

January 25, 2018

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd recently hosted our annual Corporate Law for Accountants Seminars across South Carolina. These complimentary seminars covered three main topics: (1) operating agreements, (2) employment law and (3) state and local tax updates.

Key Takeaways from Our 2017 Employment Law Seminars

January 23, 2018

Perry MacLennan, Chris Gantt-Sorenson, Denny MajorHaynsworth Sinkler Boyd recently hosted our annual Employment Law Seminars across South Carolina. These complimentary seminars educated Human Resource professionals on recent employment law updates and changes.

Perry MacLennan Elected to Leadership Positions in Two Organizations

January 23, 2018

Perry MacLennan, an attorney in Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Charleston office, has been elected to the 2018 Palmetto Society for Human Resource Management (PSHRM) Board of Directors as General Counsel and to the South Carolina Young Lawyers Division as Secretary-Treasurer for 2018-2019.

Should You Look Outside Your Organization to Investigate a Sexual Harassment Complaint?

December 22, 2017

A recent article in The New York Times questioned the propriety and effectiveness of a sexual harassment investigation conducted by a company’s Human Resources Department.

Court Finds General Contractor Liable for Subcontractor’s Employees

November 15, 2017

In a decision with potentially huge ramifications for the construction industry, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals found that employees of a framing and drywall subcontractor were also the employees of a general contractor for purposes of federal employment laws.

Perry MacLennan Named President-elect of the Clemson Young Alumni Council

October 23, 2017

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd attorney, Perry MacLennan, has been named President-elect of the Clemson Young Alumni Council.

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.

Breaking: Department of Labor Withdraws Guidance on Joint Employment, Independent Contractors

June 07, 2017

As this blog previously covered here and here, the United States Department of Labor under President Obama cracked down on misclassification of workers as independent contractors and broadly interpreted who was considered a “joint employer.” 

OSHA Provides Update on Electronic Recordkeeping

May 22, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) just announced that it is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time. 

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