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South Carolina Enacts Lactation Support Act

USA - July 1 2020 South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed into law the “South Carolina Lactation Support Act,” requiring employers to provide employees…

John Ford Connel

Employers Beware: SC Abolishes Common-Law Marriage

USA - July 29 2019 On July 24, 2019, South Carolina joined the ranks of Alabama, Pennsylvania, and others in abolishing future recognition of common law marriages in…

Suzanne G. Odom

The Essential Role of the Job Description

USA - March 7 2018 Failure to accommodate claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act frequently stand or fall on a determination of the essential functions of the…

Timing Is Everything: FMLA Claim Survives Summary Judgment Where Employer Began Auditing Employee’s Records The Day After FMLA Leave Request

USA - November 21 2017 Employees requesting, currently taking, or just returning from leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) can be terminated for legitimate…

Evidence of Immigration Status Blocked by Courts

USA - July 25 2017 Could barring evidence in court of undocumented workers’ immigration status actually prevent employers from hiring illegal immigrants? It could…

O. John Norris, III