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CARES ACT Stimulus Bill and Paycheck Protection Program Highlights and Upcoming Webinar Notice

March 30, 2020

On March 27, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a historic $2 trillion stimulus package to provide financial assistance to individuals and businesses.

Small & Midsize Businesses May Be Able to Swiftly Recover Cost of Coronavirus-related Leave

March 26, 2020

The Treasury, IRS and Department of Labor issued a joint announcement that small and midsize employers can take advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits designed to reimburse them for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees. 

DOL Issues Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 25, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued its first set of guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Act).

COVID-19 Update: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Takes Effect April 2, 2020

March 19, 2020

In follow up on this issue, late yesterday the Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which President Trump signed last night and will become effective April 2, 2020. The below is a general summary and is not intended to be entirely comprehensive. 

COVID-19 Update: Department of Labor Issues Guidance and Congress Considers Paid Leave

March 18, 2020

HSB's Employment Team continues to monitor the latest developments with COVID-19 and its impact on the workplace. The current version of the COVID-19 Relief Package being considered in Congress contains mandatory paid sick leave and expanded the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Since the proposed bill changes by the day, we will not summarize it here but continue to update this blog when it passes.

South Carolina to Consider Paid Family Leave for State Employees

March 10, 2020

South Carolina state employees could soon join federal employees in receiving paid family leave according to The State.

Perry MacLennan Elected President of SC Bar YLD

January 21, 2020

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that Perry MacLennan was elected President of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division effective July 1, 2020.

Is “OK Boomer” Really OK?

January 16, 2020

If you haven’t heard the phrase “OK Boomer” yet, you probably are a boomer – a baby boomer. And if someone said it to you, it was just under their breath. For the uninitiated, the phrase is an ironic, dismissive expression used by younger generations to mock the perceived outdated ideals of the baby boomer generation.

President Trump Nominates Scalia to Department of Labor

July 30, 2019

President Trump has nominated Eugene Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to head the United States Department of Labor. Scalia will replace Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, who stepped down amid controversy. Mr. Scalia will have to be confirmed by the United States Senate before officially taking office.

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Perry MacLennan Takes on New Leadership Role with the SC Bar YLD

June 05, 2019

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that Perry MacLennan will become President-Elect of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division effective July 1. As the incoming President-Elect of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division, Perry has been sworn in as a member of the South Carolina Bar Board of Governors and House of Delegates and will serve as a Young Lawyers Representative.

EEOC Annual Report Offers Insight into Employment Discrimination Claims

April 30, 2019

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released its annual report of enforcement and litigation data for fiscal year 2018. The report provides a snapshot of employment discrimination law in the U.S. and often indicates trend lines, providing insight for employers on the breadth of employment discrimination claims.

Thirty-Three Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Attorneys Recognized in 2019 South Carolina Super Lawyers

April 04, 2019

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that thirty-three attorneys have been listed in the 2019 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers®, including eleven attorneys who were named as “Rising Stars.”

New Overtime Rule (Again!)

March 08, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has finally announced its proposed new rule for overtime eligibility under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The DOL’s Thursday announcement proposes to increase the salary threshold to $35,308 per year, an increase from $455 to $679 per week.

What Would the Lactation Support Act Mean for SC Employers?

January 29, 2019

We recently highlighted the “Act to Establish Pay Equity,” which was spearheaded by the SC Women’s Rights & Empowerment Network (WREN).

New Employment Law Series Announced

January 25, 2019

Join us for our 2019 Employment Law Series where HSB’s Employment Law team will present a complimentary one hour breakfast session each month on key employment law topics.

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