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?

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.

On Monday, June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court momentously ruled that federal law designed to prevent discrimination in the workplace protects gay, lesbian and transgender employees. In Bostock v. Clayton County, the Court held that individuals who
Continue Reading Supreme Court Finds Title VII Prohibits LGBTQ Discrimination

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

HSB’s Employment Law team continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on South Carolina employers. Please join us for a webinar on April 22nd, from 12-1 PM, where Chris Gantt-SorensonPerry MacLennan and Demetrius Pyburn will provide
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