South Carolina Passes Lactation Support Act

July 06, 2020

South Carolina has passed another state law protecting working mothers, this time in the form of supporting mothers who want to express breast milk in the workplace. Governor McMaster recently signed the bill into law, effective June 25, 2020.

HSB Webinar: COVID-19 Update

July 01, 2020

Join HSB’s Employment Law team for our next webinar on July 8 for an update on COVID-19’s continued impact on SC employers. 

DHEC Issues New Guidance for Employers

June 30, 2020

On June 29, 2020, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) released new guidance to assist employers in addressing COVID-19 in the workplace.

SBA Revises PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and Issues EZ Forgiveness Application

June 23, 2020

Following the adoption of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPP Flexibility Act), the Small Business Administration (SBA) has released a revised loan forgiveness application, a simplified loan forgiveness application for certain borrowers and instructions to both applications.

SBA Issues Updates to Initial Interim Final Rule on Paycheck Protection Program

June 11, 2020

On Thursday, June 11, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued an update to its initial interim final rule on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was originally enacted as part of the CARES Act on March 27, 2020. The update incorporates key changes from the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (enacted on April 24) and the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (enacted on June 5). Following are the most important provisions:

The Map for Financial Recovery During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 09, 2020

Those who were not directly affected by illness or loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic may now be more focused on the consequences of what COVID-19 has done to our financial health.

PPP Flexibility Act Signed Into Law

June 05, 2020

By: Will Johnson and Perry MacLennan

On Wednesday evening, the U.S. Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (the “Act”), which amends the CARES Act to provide businesses with greater flexibility in the use of PPP funds. President Trump signed the bill into law today, June 5. Below is a summary of the key changes.

Differences Should Be Valued, Not Normalized or Erased

June 05, 2020

Intolerance of minorities and differences continues to be evident in society and, thus, will also be present in workplaces. While it is true employers have a legal obligation to prohibit adverse employment actions or harassment on the basis of protected status, compliance with the law or meeting EEO quotas does not amount to embracing a diverse workplace.

PPP Update: SBA Issues Additional Interim Final Rules

May 23, 2020

One week after issuing the long-awaited Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application, summarized here, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued two interim final rules on May 22, 2020 addressing loan forgiveness, loan review procedures, and borrower and lender responsibilities.
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