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Pierce T. MacLennan

Executive Order Targets Non-Compete Agreements

July 15, 2021

President Biden recently signed an executive order asking the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) to ban or limit employer non-compete agreements. The Order is part of the Administration’s effort to shift power from management to workers and increase freedom of movement and promote higher wages.

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.

Mid-Year Employment Law Update: Enacted and Pending Legislation, New Cases and Developments, and More!

May 05, 2021

Join Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Perry MacLennan on May 27, from 12-1 PM, for a mid-year employment law update.

Twenty-Five Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Attorneys Recognized in 2021 South Carolina Super Lawyers

April 30, 2021

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that twenty-five attorneys have been listed in the 2021 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers®, including seven attorneys who were named as “Rising Stars.”

HSB January Employment Law Update – Recording Available

February 04, 2021

On January 28, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Perry MacLennan hosted a webinar on what employers can expect from the Biden Administration and South Carolina legislative session. Chris and Perry discussed proposed federal and state legislation, changes within the Department of Labor, worker protections and COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccinations: The Conversation Continues

January 08, 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccination becomes more readily available, employers are faced with challenging questions.

Webinar: What Employers Can Expect from the Biden Administration and Upcoming South Carolina Legislative Session

January 07, 2021

Join Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Employment Law team for our first webinar of the new year. On January 28, from 12-1 PM, Perry MacLennan and Chris Gantt-Sorenson will address what Employers can expect from a Biden Administration and provide a federal and state legislative update.

FFCRA Not Extended, But Credits Still Available

December 29, 2020

President Trump signed the new stimulus bill this week, which DID NOT extend the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA was established in March but expires December 31, 2020. Businesses were anxious to see whether Congress would extend the effectiveness into 2021.

Politics and the Workplace – Employers, Do You Have a Policy?

November 03, 2020

Employers and human resource professionals find themselves increasingly dealing with workplace strife caused by political and societal differences. When society is polarized on politics, so too are employees.

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