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).
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).
February 19, 2019
As the longest government shutdown in history has come to an end, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently released guidance for employers faced with upcoming EEO-1 submission deadlines and responding to charges of discrimination filed during the government shutdown.
August 21, 2018
On July 31, 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Labor (DOL) signed an agreement that sets guidelines for inter-agency collaboration to combat suspected employer non-compliance with immigration laws. The agencies have agreed to share resources, including records, and education and training where necessary, and refer cases to one another when an agency learns of employer non-compliance.
August 16, 2018
Todd Olds owns and operates a commercial real estate company, Prime Properties of Charleston, LLC, which does business in Goose Creek, South Carolina. The City of Goose Creek imposes a business license tax on every person engaged in business within the City’s limits for the privilege of doing business within the City.
April 24, 2018
Workplace violence is high on every HR professional’s list of worst nightmares regardless of the source – an employee, former employee, angry customer, or random third party.
October 10, 2017
Jeff Stover, an intellectual property attorney with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, recently spoke at BevCon Charleston, a conference solely focused on the beverage industry.
April 04, 2017
Recently, the SC Employers’ Blog alerted you to a rising trend where serial claimants send demand letters to various private companies alleging the company’s website discriminates against individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
January 12, 2016
Employers engaged in heavily-regulated businesses understand that compliance with a myriad of regulatory schemes is critical to their continued operations and their bottom line. HR professionals for these employers must ensure that they are aware of all applicable requirements related to prospective and current employee criminal background checks, especially those requirements affecting who can and cannot be hired.