March 06, 2023The Department of Labor (DOL) issued a public opinion letter on February 9, 2023, in response to an employer’s inquiry about an employee’s inability to work more than an eight-hour day due to a Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) qualifying chronic serious health condition. In the letter, the DOL states that employees may be entitled to indefinite reduced schedules under the FMLA.
March 02, 2023The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently ruled that nondisclosure and nondisparage provisions in severance agreements violate Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The NLRB noted provisions requiring an employee to keep the terms or existence of a severance agreement confidential or prohibiting disparagement of the employer, its affiliates, officers, managers or employees are unlawful because those provisions restrict an employee’s right to engage in concerted activity.
February 08, 2023Congress recently passed two pregnancy-related acts, the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers (PUMP) Act and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). While some of the Acts' provisions overlap with requirements of other federal and state laws already in place, both Acts require nuances that place additional obligations on employers. Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Chris Gantt-Sorenson outlines the details of the two Acts, highlighting what employers need to consider to ensure they comply with each.
January 19, 2023During a recent employment law webinar, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Tyler Gilliam discussed considerations for employers who employ out-of-state remote workers. To help employers ensure that they are compliant with various states’ business, tax, and employment law regimes, Chris and Tyler prepared the following out-of-state employee compliance checklist.
December 28, 2022As 2022 is coming to a close, we’ve rounded up the top five most popular topics from our employment law blog over the past year. Take a look back with us!
October 21, 2022The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a revised “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” Poster on October 20, 2022, replacing its previous “EEO is the Law” Poster, which must be posted by all employers immediately.
October 06, 2022In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd will focus our October employment law webinar on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance related to technology used in hiring and the workplace.
August 18, 2022Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. is proud to announce that Best Lawyers®, a legal peer-review guide, has selected 85 attorneys for inclusion in The 2023 Best Lawyers in America©, including nine attorneys as “Lawyer of the Year” and eighteen attorneys as “Ones to Watch.”
August 03, 2022Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that 45 of our attorneys have been named 2022 “Legal Elite” by Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Charleston Business Magazine.