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What Employers Need to Know About Pay Equity

September 23, 2021

Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Perry MacLennan were guests on a recent Survive HR Podcast. They discussed pay equity, why it’s important and best practices for employers.

HSB DEI Webinar Series: Creating an Inclusive Workplace for Disabled Employees

September 02, 2021

The next two webinars in our DEI series will focus on what employers can do to create an inclusive and equitable workplace for disabled employees, addressing the legal requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, offering anecdotal experience from industry leaders as to the value brought to a company employing disabled employees, and resources for types of accommodations that may be considered. 

82 Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers

August 19, 2021

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is proud to announce that Best Lawyers®, a legal peer-review guide, has selected 82 attorneys for inclusion in The 2022 Best Lawyers in America©, including five attorneys as “Lawyer of the Year” and eleven attorneys as “Ones to Watch.”

51 Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Attorneys Named 2021 “Legal Elite”

August 13, 2021

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that 51 of our attorneys have been named 2021 “Legal Elite” by Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Charleston Business Magazine.

Pay Equity in South Carolina - Part 1 of HSB’s DEI Series

August 02, 2021

Join HSB’s Perry MacLennan and Brandi Parrish Ellison from the South Carolina Women’s Rights & Empowerment Network (WREN) on August 19, 2021, to discuss pay equity issues for South Carolina businesses. This will be the first installment of HSB’s DEI Webinar Series. Click here to register for the webinar.

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Announces Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Webinar Series

July 07, 2021

HSB’s employment law team is pleased to announce that it is offering a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion webinar series during 2021-2022, focusing on a specific DEI topic each month. Each webinar will offer insights from a guest DEI expert who will discuss solutions to building awareness and receptiveness in the workplace, and share resources available to human resource professionals and employers. In addition, a member of the HSB employment law team will cover legal updates and considerations on the specific DEI topic the webinar addresses. HSB employment attorneys and their guests will also address common issues arising in employment.

3 Questions Employers Need to Consider When it Comes to Marijuana in the Workplace

June 30, 2021

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Chris Gantt Sorenson and Perry MacLennan recently discussed “Marijuana in the Workplace: To Test or Not to Test” on the Survive HR podcast. In the podcast, Chris, Perry, Kelly Schieb and Steve Nail debate their different opinions on the subject of whether any form of marijuana testing makes sense for employers regardless of whether marijuana use is legalized or not. Listen for the reasons the four offer for and against testing in all sorts of situations, and see where they came to a consensus.

OSHA Issues Updated COVID-Related Guidance for Employers

June 11, 2021

On June 10, 2021, OSHA issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) applicable to employers of employees who perform healthcare services and support, and revised guidance for all other employers. OSHA expressly acknowledges that the CDC no longer requires most employers to continue taking steps to protect their vaccinated workers but states employers must continue to take steps to protect unvaccinated or otherwise at-risk workers.

WHAT’S HAPPENING: FFCRA, PRO Act, COBRA Subsidies, Vaccinations and more!

March 15, 2021

The Biden Administration has directed a number of changes that impact employers under Administrative Agency action as well as the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). We are highlighting a few of those here to alert employers and will cover them more in-depth in later blogs or our seminars.
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