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Christine Gantt-Sorenson

Celebrating Responsibly: HR's Legal Checklist for Holiday Party Success

December 07, 2023

As the holiday season begins, many companies are gearing up to celebrate the year's achievements with a festive workplace holiday party. While these events provide an excellent opportunity for team bonding and camaraderie, HR professionals must approach the planning and execution of such gatherings with a keen awareness of legal considerations and potential liabilities. Several factors should be considered to ensure a successful and legally compliant workplace holiday party.

Navigating Pregnancy and Postpartum Employment Laws in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers

November 08, 2023

In a recent employment law webinar, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd's Chris Gantt-Sorenson discussed the federal and state laws applicable to pregnant, postpartum and nursing employees. It is important for employers to understand the requirements of these laws to ensure they provide the necessary accommodations and support for pregnant and postpartum workers. In this blog post, we will highlight the key takeaways from the webinar for employers regarding the Pregnancy Workplace Fairness Act (PWFA), South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act (SCPAA), South Carolina Lactation Support Act, PUMP Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Can employers face liability when a cyber-attacker steals funds from an employee's individual 401(k) account?

October 18, 2023

Retirement plans face increased risks for cyber-attacks resulting in theft of plan assets. Few entities can keep up with the pace set by cyber-criminals for theft from accounts, and security requirements for industries protecting funds change often and rapidly. When hackers steal plan funds through individual participants' accounts, what responsibility does the employer have for the theft?

Chris Gantt-Sorenson Named to South Carolina Lawyers Weekly 2023 Employment Law Power List

September 07, 2023

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. is pleased to announce that Chris Gantt-Sorenson was named to the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly 2023 Employment Law Power List. Statewide, only ten attorneys were recognized.

Hurricane Season – 5 Things Employers Should Review Ahead of Any Major Storm

August 29, 2023

Hurricane season is among us, and it serves as an excellent reminder for employers to review their workplace policies and procedures to ensure that you are prepared before a hurricane.

84 Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers

August 17, 2023

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. is proud to announce that Best Lawyers®, a legal peer-review guide, has selected 84 attorneys for inclusion in The 2024 Best Lawyers in America©, including eleven attorneys as “Lawyer of the Year” and nineteen attorneys as “Ones to Watch.”

44 Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Attorneys Named 2023 “Legal Elite”

August 01, 2023

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that 44 of our attorneys have been named 2023 “Legal Elite” by Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Charleston Business Magazine.

SCOTUS Issues New Undue Hardship Standard for Religious Accommodation Requests

June 30, 2023

Employers faced with requests from employees for a religious accommodation to an employment requirement, policy or practice are now required to apply a new undue hardship analysis when considering whether to grant or deny the request. In a unanimous opinion issued Thursday, June 29, 2023, the United States Supreme Court ruled a showing of more than a de minimis or minimal cost will not establish undue hardship when considering an employee's religious accommodation request.

Deplete the Non-Compete – Employer Takeaways from the Latest NLRB Memo

June 05, 2023

By: Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Catherine Langdon (2023 Summer Law Clerk)
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