Over the last couple of years, the labor market has been steadfastly strong. The Federal Reserve hoped the wage pressure would ease a bit and get unemployment back to a healthy level. In May, the nationwide unemployment rate was atContinue Reading Mid-Year Labor Market Update for Employers
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?
The Department of Labor (DOL) issued a public opinion letter on February 9, 2023, in response to an employer’s inquiry about an employee’s inability to work more than an eight-hour day due to a Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) qualifying…Continue Reading DOL Issues Important Opinion Letter on FMLA
Join Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Garrett Steck and Kaitlin Beck on March 2, from 12-1 PM, for our next employment law webinar. Garrett and Kaitlin will provide an immigration law update discussing recent developments impacting employment-based immigration.Continue Reading HSB Webinar Announcement: Back to Normal? Immigration in the Post-COVID Business Environment
As 2022 is coming to a close, we’ve rounded up the top five most popular topics from our employment law blog over the past year. Take a look back with us!
1. Conducting a Workplace Investigation
Given that every employee…Continue Reading 2022 in Review: The 5 Most Popular Employment Law Topics We Covered This Year
Please join us for our next employment law seminar, Social Media, Drone Usage and OSHA, on Thursday, June 27.
Demetrius Pyburn will discuss social media, focusing on social media policies, the use of social media at work to send…
Continue Reading Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Hosts June Employment Law Seminar
Join us for our next employment law seminar, Offer Letters and Employment Contracts: The Terms of Employment, on Thursday, April 25.
Perry MacLennan will discuss contracting with employees in South Carolina and the concepts of at-will employment. He will also focus on how to use offer letters correctly, South Carolina’s notice requirements and when to enter restrictive covenants.
Continue Reading HSB’s Employment Law Seminar Series: The Terms of Employment
On April 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The Department is proposing to revise and clarify the responsibilities of employers and joint…
Continue Reading U.S. Department of Labor Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Joint Employment
The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) held public listening sessions on October 30, 2018 to gather views on the Part 541 white collar exemption regulations, the 2016 “Overtime Rule.” Sessions were held in Atlanta, GA, Seattle, WA, Kansas City, MO, Denver, CO, Providence, RI, and Washington DC. A review of the actual transcripts reveals that many different interests presented comments, including human resource professionals, small business, nonprofits, employees, employers, attorneys, and large businesses. Full renditions of the transcripts by city can be found here.
The DOL posed these questions for addressing at the Listening Sessions:…
Continue Reading Key Takeaways from the Recent Overtime Rule Listening Sessions
Workplace violence is high on every HR professional’s list of worst nightmares regardless of the source – an employee, former employee, angry customer, or random third party. Of course, there are a host of security measures employers can undertake in an effort to prevent or mitigate violent incidents on their premises. While there is no substitute for good security measures, we are occasionally asked about what legal steps an employer can take where it is concerned that a particular person may engage in violence or inappropriate behavior on the premises – for example, a disgruntled former employee, a customer who is obsessed with an employee, or an angry ex-spouse of an employee. Unlike some jurisdictions, South Carolina does not have workplace violence restraining orders that allow an employer to obtain a restraining order on behalf of an employee that needs protection. However, depending on the circumstances, there are some legal options an employer can take to help protect its employees.
Continue Reading Legal Measures for Protecting Employees from Workplace Violence