Join Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Demetrius Pyburn on August 24, from 12-1 PM, for our next employment law webinar focused on conducting workplace investigations. DuringContinue Reading HSB Webinar Announcement – Conducting Workplace Investigations: What HR Managers Need to Know
Copperheads were fairly common in my yard growing up. One afternoon the family dog came to the door with a live snake flailing around from her mouth. Luckily we recognized this before she came in, but I wonder what would…
Continue Reading Don’t Bring That in Here: Special Considerations in Hiring Competitor Employees
South Carolina is an employment at will state. This means that, absent a written contract guaranteeing employment, employers are free to terminate employees at any time, without notice, for any reason (so long as that reason does not violate another law of course!). Conversely, employees are generally free to quit at any time without recourse.
So, most companies in South Carolina use the initial offer letter to convey the terms and conditions of an employee’s employment. The offer letter typically contains items such as job duties, hours, pay rate, and general benefits information. However, what is legally required to be provided? What are some optional items that should be considered?
Continue Reading Using Offer Letters Correctly
In prior posts, we have noted that HR professionals should acknowledge the tension between making hiring decisions based on an applicant’s criminal history and avoiding Title VII liability, if refusing to hire certain individuals based on these prohibitions results…
Continue Reading Will South Carolina Ban the Box?