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
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From the start of the Coronavirus pandemic through December 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations from 300 inspections for Coronavirus-related violations, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $3,930,381. These inspections were
Continue Reading Frequently Cited OSHA COVID-19 Violations and What Employers Can Do Differently

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

  • Can you mandate a COVID-19 vaccination policy in your workplace?
  • Is a mandate necessary in your workplace?
  • If your workplace requires the COVID-19 vaccination, how will


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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
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On December 16, the EEOC issued updated guidance addressing how employers may handle COVID-19 vaccinations. Importantly, the EEOC appears to acknowledge that employers may implement mandatory vaccination programs (i.e., require proof that an employee has been vaccinated) so long as
Continue Reading EEOC – Employers Can Require Proof of COVID Vaccination, with Some Exceptions

Vaccines and health screenings are medical examinations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). An employer requiring a vaccine must do so for a legitimate business reason or as required to protect the workplace under analysis of the ADA’s “direct
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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. Many employers report that employees are wearing face masks to work with
Continue Reading Politics and the Workplace – Employers, Do You Have a Policy?

If there was such a thing as an “HR” doctor and I was one, I would prescribe for all you human resource professionals out there this Survive HR podcast about what it is really like to be in HR.  The
Continue Reading CALLING ALL HR PROFESSIONALS! Do you need a good laugh while driving home, weary after a week of “HR-ing?” This is the fix.

An accepting workplace reflects diversity and honors differences. Intolerance of minorities and differences continues to be evident in society and, thus, will also be present in workplaces.  Businesses remain behind societal trends as a general rule.

Diversity and Inclusion have
Continue Reading Employers, Is Your Workplace Diverse and Inclusive? Considerations to Help End Workplace Inequity.