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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.

By: Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Catherine Langdon (2023 Summer Law Clerk)

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has joined the bandwagon of federal agencies attacking non-compete agreements in its recently released Memorandum stating certain non-compete agreements violate a worker’s right to

Continue Reading Deplete the Non-Compete – Employer Takeaways from the Latest NLRB Memo

Employers should post the DOL’s two new posters on FLSA and FMLA protections which the DOL updated following the passage of the Pregnant Worker’s Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers (PUMP) Act, discussed in

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An overview of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and how it intersects with the Americans with Disabilities Act, South Carolina’s Pregnancy Accommodations and Lactation Support Acts, and the Family Medical Leave Act

As noted in our blog post on the

Continue Reading Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and Interplay with Other Laws

The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) ends on May 11, 2023. The Employee Benefits Security Administration of the Department of Labor issued a set of FAQs on March 29, 2023, to address many of these important issues.

There are a

Continue Reading HSB Employment Law Webinar Announcement: What Employers Need to Know About the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

The expanded Medicaid and CHIP coverage offered during the COVID-19 public health emergency ended March 31, 2023, and employees and dependents who were participating in the expanded government-provided health insurance were disenrolled from those coverages Friday. Employers will need to

Continue Reading What Employers Need to Know About Special Enrollment for Employees Formerly on Medicaid

Join Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Chris Gantt-Sorenson, for our next employment law webinar on March 23, from 12-1 PM EST. Chris will discuss the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how the two

Continue Reading HSB Webinar Announcement: Employer Considerations When Handling FMLA Leave and ADA Accommodation Requests

The Department of Labor (DOL) issued a public opinion letter on February 9, 2023, in response to an employer’s inquiry about an employee’s inability to work more than an eight-hour day due to a Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) qualifying

Continue Reading DOL Issues Important Opinion Letter on FMLA

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently ruled that nondisclosure and nondisparage provisions in severance agreements violate Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The NLRB noted provisions requiring an employee to keep the terms or existence of

Continue Reading NLRB Rules Nondisclosure and Nondisparage Provisions Unlawful in Severance Agreements

Congress recently passed two pregnancy-related acts, the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers (PUMP) Act and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). While some of the Acts’ provisions overlap with requirements of other federal and state laws already in

Continue Reading What do the PUMP Act and PWFA mean for employers?

During a recent employment law webinar, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Tyler Gilliam discussed considerations for employers who employ out-of-state remote workers. To help employers ensure that they are compliant with various states’ business, tax, and employment law regimes, Chris and Tyler prepared the following out-of-state employee compliance checklist.
Continue Reading Compliance Checklist for Employers with Out-of-State Remote Employees