Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

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

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
Continue Reading Webinar Announcement: COVID-19 and FFCRA Check-in for Employers

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an update to its 2009 pandemic guidance, “Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the ADA,” originally detailed in our blog issued the day COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. The updated guidance advises employers
Continue Reading EEOC Updates 2009 Pandemic Guidance with Specific Guidance to COVID-19

Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced March 11, 2020, that the WHO has officially declared COVID-19 (Coronavirus) a pandemic. Employers should follow the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) pandemic guidance, “Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace
Continue Reading COVID-19: What Employers Need to Know About Permissible Medical Inquiries and OSHA Requirements

The Coronavirus has progressed to the point that Employers should communicate about it with their employees and also prepare for an infection in their area.  Employers are encouraged to communicate with their employees about the Coronavirus calmly, simply and in
Continue Reading What Employers Need to Know About COVID-19

If you would rather listen than read, check out this podcast when Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Perry MacLennan joined Kelly Scheib and Steve Nail on Survive HR to discuss some of the proposed bills and agency regulations in this blog.

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Continue Reading 2020 Employment Law Legislative Update: Podcast and Blog

Responsiveness to an employee’s complaint about workplace concerns not only enables the employer to gather the best information, it also provides the employer with the opportunity to resolve internal problems before they become widespread. Given every complaint could turn into
Continue Reading A Checklist for Conducting Workplace Investigations

Most employers run background checks on prospective employees when hiring. Some employers have policies in place that allow them to conduct background checks on current employees. Below are several examples of instances in which employers may choose to do so:
Continue Reading Can Background Checks be Conducted on Current Employees?