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Christine Gantt-Sorenson

DOL Issues Important Opinion Letter on FMLA

March 06, 2023

The 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.

NLRB Rules Nondisclosure and Nondisparage Provisions Unlawful in Severance Agreements

March 02, 2023

The 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.

What do the PUMP Act and PWFA mean for employers?

February 08, 2023

Congress 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.

Compliance Checklist for Employers with Out-of-State Remote Employees

January 19, 2023

During 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.

2022 in Review: The 5 Most Popular Employment Law Topics We Covered This Year

December 28, 2022

As 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!

Notice to Employers: EEOC Requires Employers to Remove “EEO is the Law” Poster, Replace it with Revised “Know Your Rights” Poster

October 21, 2022

The 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.

HSB Webinar Announcement: What Employers Need to Know About ADA Compliance and Technology

October 06, 2022

In 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.

85 Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers

August 18, 2022

Haynsworth 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.”

45 Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Attorneys Named 2022 “Legal Elite”

August 03, 2022

Haynsworth 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.
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