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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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
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In follow up on this issue, late yesterday the Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which President Trump signed last night and will become effective April 2, 2020. The below is a general summary and is not intended
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HSB’s Employment Team continues to monitor the latest developments with COVID-19 and its impact on the workplace. The current version of the COVID-19 Relief Package being considered in Congress contains mandatory paid sick leave and expanded FMLA. Since the proposed
Continue Reading COVID-19 Update: Department of Labor Issues Guidance and Congress Considers Paid Leave

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
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