Those who were not directly affected by illness or loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic may now be more focused on the consequences of what COVID-19 has done to our financial health. Businesses facing dismal projections and workers facing income
Continue Reading The Map for Financial Recovery During the COVID-19 Pandemic

South Carolina businesses have either continued to operate or are reopening in a confusing and uncertain environment with COVID-19 remaining a real threat for the foreseeable future based on the infection data provided by DHEC and CDC. In order to
Continue Reading COVID-19: Recommendations for Return to Work and Continued Business Operations

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Employment Law team will host “Creating a Successful Return to Work Strategy” on May 13, from 12-1 PM via webinar.

Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Perry MacLennan will discuss:

  • Complying with current safety guidelines (OSHA, CDC)
    • PPE requirements
    • Employee


Continue Reading Webinar: Creating a Successful Return to Work Strategy

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued Enforcement Guidance outlining Employer’s reporting responsibilities related to COVID-19. Employers are required to log COVID-19 exposures and outbreaks on OSHA Form 300 if:

  • The case is a confirmed case of COVID-19, as


Continue Reading What Employers Need to Know about OSHA’s Reporting Requirements and Enforcement Guidance for COVID-19 Inspections

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued numerous directives in March and April 2020 related to COVID-19. These include Interim Guidances about protections that should be used for employees that have a higher risk level of occupational exposure by
Continue Reading What Employers Should Do to Prepare their Workplaces per OSHA’s COVID-19 Compliance

Within the last two weeks, many laws, orders and guidance have been approved and published regarding the administration of unemployment and employee financial relief. We discuss below the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) guidance providing clarity to states on how
Continue Reading Additional Guidance on CARES Act Unemployment Programs and COVID-19 Support Payments