We’ve rounded up the most popular employment law questions we’ve answered on our blog throughout 2023. The end of the year is a great time to review your workplace policies and proactively plan for the start of the new year.Continue Reading Wrapping up 2023 with our Top 4 Employment Law Questions of 2023
As the holiday season begins, many companies are gearing up to celebrate the year’s achievements with a festive workplace holiday party. While these events provide an excellent opportunity for team bonding and camaraderie, HR professionals must approach the planning and…Continue Reading Celebrating Responsibly: HR’s Legal Checklist for Holiday Party Success
In a recent employment law webinar, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Chris Gantt-Sorenson discussed the federal and state laws applicable to pregnant, postpartum and nursing employees. It is important for employers to understand the requirements of these laws to ensure they provide…Continue Reading Navigating Pregnancy and Postpartum Employment Laws in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers
Artificial Intelligence (AI) might be the most popular phrase of the year, but it is undoubtedly here to stay. We are seeing companies experiment with using AI in the workplace, which often raises questions like, How can employers use AI?Continue Reading What does AI mean for HR?
Employers faced with requests from employees for a religious accommodation to an employment requirement, policy or practice are now required to apply a new undue hardship analysis when considering whether to grant or deny the request. In a unanimous opinion…Continue Reading SCOTUS Issues New Undue Hardship Standard for Religious Accommodation Requests
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…Continue Reading DOL Issues New FMLA and FLSA Posters
On April 27, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order (E.O.) 14026, which raised the minimum wage paid by government contractors to workers performing work “on or in connection with” covered federal contracts. As of January 1, 2023, workers covered by…Continue Reading Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Requirements: Are all employees entitled to a raise?
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 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