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Chris Gantt-Sorenson is a highly effective trial lawyer who concentrates in employment defense litigation. Chris chairs Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd's Employment Law practice group and is a frequent contributor to the group's SCEmployersBlog.

Employers are hiring more out-of-state remote workers and with that comes some unintended consequences, including income tax implications, unemployment insurance, employee benefits and other employment laws, and other state law implications. Join Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Chris Gantt-Sorenson and HSB Tax
Continue Reading Webinar Announcement: Compliance Overview and Checklist for Employers with Out-of-State Remote Employees

Many employers use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to reduce bias in hiring, yet studies indicate some AI is discriminating on the basis of disability. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have determined employers using AI
Continue Reading AI Used in Hiring May Discriminate Against Applicants with Disabilities; EEOC and DOJ Issue Guidance for Employers

June is PRIDE month, and Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd will focus this month’s DEI Employment Law Webinar on the LGBTQ+ workforce. On June 23, from 12-1 PM, Chris Gantt-Sorenson will be joined by Jaime Fivecoat, a former 38-year employee with Michelin
Continue Reading HSB DEI Webinar Announcement: Creating an LGBTQ+ Inclusive Workplace and What Employers Need to Know About Transition

Having a diverse hiring strategy is an essential piece of the puzzle, but it’s not the only piece. Not only is it important to focus on bringing in diverse talent, but it’s two-fold. Employers must also equip current employees with
Continue Reading Five Steps Employers Can Take to Create a More Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Workplace

We are excited to announce a special treat for our March webinar scheduled for Women’s History Month. Nationally recognized DEI speaker April Simpkins, CHRO with Totalhr, and Brandi Parrish Ellison, Senior Director of Policy and Programs with WREN, will join
Continue Reading HSB Employment Law DEI Webinar Series – Women in the Workplace, Discussing Leadership Roles, the Pandemic’s Impact and More

Join Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Employment Law team for our first webinar of the new year. On January 27 from 12-1 PM, Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Perry MacLennan will address key legislative and regulatory issues that will impact employers in 2022, including:
Continue Reading Webinar Announcement: 2022 Legislative Update

Join us on December 1, 2021, as we challenge the current thinking that any mention of religion in the workplace runs afoul of discrimination and harassment prohibitions under Title VII or that religious diversity requires a workplace devoid of religion.
Continue Reading Just in time for the 2021 holiday season – HSB DEI Webinar on Religious Diversity

As of today, OSHA announced that it “has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS [Emergency Temporary Standard] pending future developments in the litigation.” A link to the announcement can be found here. The announcement
Continue Reading Update on the Status of OSHA’s Vaccine Mandate