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Five USERRA Responsibilities Employers Should Know Regarding Soldiers in the Workplace

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).

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).

EEOC Issues Guidance on Submission Deadlines Impacted by Government Shutdown

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.

DOJ and DOL Combine Forces to Combat Employment Discrimination Against U.S. Workers

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.

The Wonderful Mr. Olds

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.

Legal Measures for Protecting Employees from Workplace Violence

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. 

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.

Now What?: ADA’s Website Accessibility Guidelines May Take Longer than Anticipated

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. 

Knowing Who You Can’t Hire

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.

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